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  • Analysis of AAO Non-Precedent L-1A/L-1B Decisions (5/21/2014)
    AILA Business Immigration Committee spreadsheets analyzing AAO non-precedent L-1A/L-1B decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 14052105.
  • Practice Tip: AAO Updates, Procedures, and Tips (Updated 1/9/13)(460 KB - 1/9/2013)
    AILA Liaison provides AAO updates and procedures. Additionally, practice tips on how to submit AAO inquiries and searching for AAO decisions are also provided. Special thanks to Turid Owren.
    AILA Doc. No. 10120368.
  • P-3 Practice Pointer: Matter of Skirball Cultural Center(540 KB - 7/12/2012)
    AILA practice pointer discussing the AAO P-3 precedent decision which held that while artistic expression must be exclusive to an identifiable people or territory to be “culturally unique,” it can include a “hybrid or fusion” art form from more than one culture or region.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071248.
  • Contact and Mailing Information for AAO (Updated 12/26/12) (6/6/2012)
    Mailing address, phone number, and fax number for the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office.
    AILA Doc. No. 04112260.
  • Did AAO Dismiss an H-1B Appeal as Moot? (8/3/2011)
    The AAO has recently dismissed several H-1B appeals as moot where the beneficiary had left the country, left the petitioning employer for another employer, or acquired another employment-authorized nonimmigrant status. If you have a case example, please notify AILA Liaison.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080339.
  • 2010 AAO Organizational Chart(86 KB - 2/9/2011)
    Organizational chart and general overview of AAO.
    AILA Doc. No. 11020931.
  • AAO Update: Two AAO Adopted Decisions Designated as Precedent (10/20/2010)
    For the first time in 12 years, two AAO decisions have been designated as precedent decisions for publication, Matter of Chawathe and Matter of Al Wazzan.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102032.
  • February 2010 AAO Update (2/26/2010)
    AILA’s USCIS Benefits Liaison Committee prepared practice tips providing updates on the Administrative Appeals Office. The tips cover a leadership update, same day filing, revised AAO contact information and expedite requests.
    AILA Doc. No. 10022630.
  • AAO FAQs (3/10/09)(66 KB - 3/18/2009)
    The AAO Liaison Committee prepared this practice advisory to provide an introduction to various issues in dealing with the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO).
    AILA Doc. No. 09031862.
  • AAO Practice Tips (5/22/07)(35 KB - 5/22/2007)
    AAO Practice Tips prepared by AAO committee chair Marcine Seid and committee member Atessa Chehrazi. Topics include jurisdiction and organization, filing appeals, tolling, processing times, filing tips, standard of review, and the difference between adopted and precedent decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 07052265.
  • AILA Liaison/AAO Q&As (11/14/06)(12 KB - 5/10/2007)
    The 11/14/06 Q&As from a teleconference, address personnel changes, motions to reopen and ability to pay.
    AILA Doc. No. 07051065.
  • AILA Liaison/AAO Q&As (3/15/07)(17 KB - 5/10/2007)
    The 3/15/07 Q&As from a teleconference, address organizational changes, unpublished decisions, bi-specialization and the standardization of adjudications at Service Centers, and the AAO’s consideration of prior corresponding nonimmigrant petitions in appeals of EB immigrant petitions.
    AILA Doc. No. 07051068.
  • Practice Pointer: National Interest Waivers After NYSDOT (2/5/1999)
    Practice pointer on National Interest Waivers After NYSDOT.
    AILA Doc. No. 99020559.
 
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