Matter of Dhanasar Revises National Interest Waiver (NIW) Standard, Vacates NYSDOT

On December 27, 2016, the Secretary of Homeland Security designated as precedent the Administrative Appeals Office's decision in Matter of Dhanasar, 26 I&N Dec. 884 (AAO 2016), Int. Dec. 3882 (December 27, 2016). Precedent decisions are binding on DHS employees in all future proceedings involving the same issue or issues. Dhanasar now governs adjudications and proceedings relating to a waiver … [Read more...]