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EB1 Law Review AAO Judging past or Future Event, et. al

May 1st 2013 – Judging Past or Future Event, et .al (p8)


Source Case

Judging Past of Future Event – (May 01 2013 p8)

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


In this case The Petitioner submitted evidence of invitations to judge no evidence that the judging was in fact completed.

AAO Discussion

‘Simply being invited to be a judge of the work of others in the same or allied field is not sufficient for this criterion.’ AAO concurs that the invitation to judge an event does not mean that the petitioner accepted the invitation and actually participated in the judging process.

*Cases Cited

AAO cited no cases on judging but did state that a passing reference without substantive argument is insufficient that ground on appeal.

(i)  Desravines v. U.S. Atty. Gen, 343 Fed. Appx. 433, 435 (11th Cir. 2009)