Who is ‘Kazarian’ and what does he have to do with my EB1?


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This article assumes that you have read my prior blog entries, and know the basic EB1 Green Card requirements and terms.

On August 18, 2010, the USCIS issued a Policy Memo that permits the application of a very stringent standard to EB1 cases (EB1A Extraordinary Alien and EB1B Outstanding Researcher cases). The Memo was issued in response to the case Kazarian vs. USCIS of the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that has now become infamous.