The National Interest Waiver: A whole new ballgame?

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On December 28th, 2016 the Administrative Appeals Office issued a decision in Matter of DHANASAR that has changed the landscape for National Interest Waiver cases.  

This is of major importance as the National Interest Waiver is one of only two self-sponsored applications and many postdocs, scientists, researchers, and others use this application to obtain Permanent residence in the US.  In order to explain how this decision has changed the landscape, it is first important to understand what the previous standard was.