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Immigration Law

AAO Solicits Amicus Briefs on Standing, AC21, I-140 Beneficiaries

"[T]he AAO seeks amicus briefing on whether the beneficiaries of certain immigrant visa petitions have standing to participate in the administrative adjudication process, including standing to appeal to the AAO (and if so, when, and under what circumstances).  Specifically, the AAO seeks briefing on this issue in the context of Form I-140, Immigrant Petitions for Alien Workers, and the effect, if any, of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (“AC21”), on denied I-140 immigrant visa petitions or approved petitions later revoked. ... Amicus briefs must be received no later than May 22, 2015 ... ." - USCIS, Mar. 27, 2015.