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Immigration Law

Why Matter of R-C-C-S-D- Matters

Jennifer Casey writes: "A reading of the statutory and regulatory requirements for a Q-1 cultural exchange program would suggest that many, if not most, language immersion schools should easily qualify for Q-1 designation. However, over the last decade, adjudications of Q-1 petitions by USCIS have been remarkably inconsistent. Thus, while some language immersion schools have been approved by USCIS and able to successfully bring over foreign nationals on Q-1 cultural exchange visas, other schools have been denied. ... A link to the full adopted decision can be found here: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Laws/Memoranda/2016/PM-602-0138-Matter-of-R-C-C-S-D-2016-04.pdf"