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New Dhanasar Decision a major change to National Interest Waiver Standard

Yesterday, USCIS’ Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”) released a new decision which substantially changed the test for National Interest Waivers that has been in place since 1998. In fact, the new decision vacated the old In re New York State Department of Transportation, 22 I&N Dec. 215 (AAO 1998).
In the new Matter of Dhanasar, 26 I & N Dec. 884 (AAO 2016) online here, the AAO created a new test for National Interest waiver: