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Kazarian National Interest Waiver Application Approved
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<p><span style=”color: #000000;”>WR is pleased to announce that after 10 years of fighting, Dr. Poghos Kazarian received an approval on his Form I-140. On January 13, 2020, USCIS approved the EB-2 National Interest Waiver application filed in March of 2010, affirming that Dr. Kazarian’s work has substantial intrinsic merit and national importance which greatly outweighs the interest in the labor certification process. USCIS determined that Dr. Kazarian is well-positioned to continue his research into gravitational waves that may impact and help answer long-standing, foundational questions in theoretical physics and astrophysics, such as the general theory of relativity, black holes, and gamma ray bursts. </span></p>
<p><span style=”color: #0000ff;”><a style=”color: #0000ff;” href=”https://wolfsdorf.com/blog/2019/03/28/what-happened-to-dr-kazarian/”><span style=”color: #0000ff;”>Dr. Kazarian’s case</span></a></span> <span style=”color: #000000;”>is of particular importance in immigration law because it transformed the</span> <a href=”https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Laws/Memoranda/i-140-evidence-pm-6002-005-1.pdf”><span style=”color: #0000ff;”>way USCIS adjudicates green card applications</span></a> <span style=”color: #000000;”>for those with extraordinary ability or in support of an outstanding professor or researcher. </span></p>
<p><span style=”color: #000000;”>Dr. Kazarian states: “I am happy that my contribution to science has finally been recognized by the United States government but am also truly sorry that my case was used to stop the best of the best from coming to America to pursue their dreams.”</span></p>
<p><span style=”color: #000000;”>WR is a leader in U.S. immigration with over 30 years of success for its clients. If you have any questions about temporary visas or green cards for those with extraordinary ability, an outstanding professor or researche, or through a national interest waiver, please contact a WR attorney. </span></p>
<p>This post originally appeared on <a href=”https://wolfsdorf.com/blog/2020/01/25/kazarian-national-interest-waiver-application-approved/” target=”_blank”>Wolfsdorf Rosenthal</a>. Reprinted with permission.</p>
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<b>Joseph “Joey” Barnett </b>is a partner at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP and a member of the firm’s EB-5 and business immigration practices. He is licensed as an attorney in Illinois and Wisconsin and practices exclusively in immigration and nationality law.
Mr. Barnett represents immigrant investors seeking permanent residency in the United States through USCIS-designated Regional Centers and investment in their own businesses. Mr. Barnett also assists developers with the establishment of complex corporate and financing structures for EB-5 capital. He works with economists, securities lawyers, business plan writers, and other professionals to prepare Regional Center applications, amendments, and project “exemplar” approvals.
As the lead member on the firm’s Chinese EB-1 team, Mr. Barnett has successfully represented Chinese executives, researchers, professors, medical professionals, engineers, musicians and artists, media and public relations professionals, and others with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics seek permanent residency in the U.S. Mr. Barnett also assists executives and managers in multinational companies to obtain permanent residency in the U.S.
Mr. Barnett is also responsible for a variety of other immigration matters, including temporary work visas, employment-based petitions, administrative appeals, and federal writ of mandamus lawsuits.
<b>Bernard P. Wolfsdorf </b>is the past National President of the 15,000-member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is Managing Partner of the top-rated Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP immigration law firm, known worldwide for providing exceptional quality legal services. With over 130 professionals including 28 lawyers, and offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Oakland and Shanghai, the firm provides high-quality, excellent-value global immigration services. Mr. Wolfsdorf specializes in a broad range of immigration areas, primarily relating to corporate global mobility, including business and investment visas. He also handles the full range of global immigration matters.
Best Lawyer’s US News and World Report has ranked him as its “Lawyer of the Year” for Los Angeles. Who’s Who Legal previously selected him as its “Leading and Most Highly Recommended Immigration Lawyer in the United States.” Mr. Wolfsdorf secured the top spot after earning the most votes from hundreds of highly-rated immigration lawyers around the world. WWL stated, that he has “strengths in many practice areas.”
He has been described by other highly reputable sources, such as Chambers and Partners (USA), as an “excellent” attorney.” The firm is one of only 3 in California awarded Band 1 recognition, and the only one in Southern California with the honor.
Mr. Wolfsdorf has been recognized as “an undoubted leader” and “one of the prestigious names in the field” who “knows his stuff back to front”. He is listed in Southern California Super Lawyers, while Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business has rated him in its top tier. EB5 Investors Magazine has rated Mr. Wolfsdorf in its “Top 25 Immigration Lawyers” for the past five years.
Mr. Wolfsdorf has been certified by the California State Bar as an Immigration and Nationality law specialist for over 25 years. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business described him as “one of the hardest-working immigration lawyers around,” adding that “he continues to lead from the front with astute strategic and tactical decisions”.
Mr. Wolfsdorf is a long-standing member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) and ABIL Global, which include the Managing Partners of the top immigration firms worldwide. He has authored numerous publications on immigration law and frequently lectures on visa matters. He is renowned for his broad knowledge of immigration law and his ability to successfully navigate complex immigration matters. Over the years, Mr. Wolfsdorf has had a major impact on the practice of immigration law. In recognition of his contribution, the American Immigration Lawyers Association honored him with its Service Excellence Award for his distinguished work.
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