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EB1 Green Card Law Review AAO January 07th 2011 Decision – Judging a Manuscript

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Judging a Manuscript

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January 7th 2011 – Judging a Manuscript (p7-8)


Source Case

Judging – (AAO Decision January 7th 2011 p7-8)

8 C.F.R § 204.5(h)(3)(iv) – Evidence of the alien’s participation, either individually or on a panel, as a judge of the work of others in the same or an allied field of specialization for which classification is sought;


In this case, the beneficiary was asked to review a manuscript for scientific journal and provide a review. The beneficiary also submitted four other requests to review manuscripts during a time period of about 10 years. The petitioner argued that this request to review manuscripts qualified him as judge in his field of endeavor.

AAO Decision

The AAO points out that the beneficiary provided no evidence of actually completing the manuscript reviews and therefore does not meet the plain language of the criterion.

*Cases Cited

AAO cited no case law at all to support this evidentiary construction. 

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