Dr. Kazarian's Lament

Dr. Kazarian's Lament

"In a recently released August memorandum, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rejected recommendations from the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CISOMB), suggesting clarification of the regulatory standard applied to extraordinary ability, exceptional ability, and outstanding researcher/professor immigrant visa petitions.  The continued lack of guidance regarding the “Kazarian” or “Final Merits Determination” analysis, which USCIS has deemed applicable to the aforementioned cases, leaves immigration attorneys, foreign nationals, and even immigration adjudicators scratching their heads." - Blake Miller, Sarah Baker, Oct. 31, 2012.