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Mar 29, 2017

Review of several AAO Decisions regarding EB-1c Multinational Executive or Manager cases touching upon topics such as: Successors in Interest, Portability, Who is considered an "Employee", Functional Managers and Qualifying Relationships in Joint Ventures. Many of these same rules would apply in the L-1 Intracompany Transfer Context.

Successor-In-Interest & Portability in the EB-1c Context

Matter of N-Inc., ID# 129916 (AAO Jan. 13, 2017)

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/err/B4%20-%20Multinational%20Managers%20and%20Executives/Decisions_Issued_in_2017/JAN132017_01B4203.pdf

Adjudicators Field Manual (AFM) 22.2(b)(5)(D)

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/ocomm/ilink/0-0-0-6423.html#0-0-0-417

Neufeld Memo For Aug. 6 2009

http://www.shusterman.com/pdf/Successor-in-Interest.pdf

CFR updated affective Jan. 17, 2017, affecting EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-18/pdf/2016-27540.pdf

Who is an Employee in the EB-1c/L-1 Context?

Matter of A- Inc., ID# 96181 (AAO Jan.12, 20 17)

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/err/B4%20-%20Multinational%20Managers%20and%20Executives/Decisions_Issued_in_2017/JAN122017_01B4203.pdf

Nationwide life. Ins. Co. v. Darden, 503 U.S. 318, 322-323 (1992)

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/90-1802.ZO.html

Functional Manager in the EB-1c/L-1 Context

Matter of G- Inc., ID# 96255 (AAO Feb. 17, 2017)

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/err/B4%20-%20Multinational%20Managers%20and%20Executives/Decisions_Issued_in_2017/FEB172017_01B4203.pdf

Matter of Z-A-, Inc., Adopted Decision 2016-02 (AAO Apr. 14, 2016)

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/err/D7%20-%20Intracompany%20Transferees%20(L-1A%20and%20L-1B)/Decisions_Issued_in_2013/SEP132013_01D7101.pdf 

USCIS Adopted Decision of Matter of Z Link: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Laws/Memoranda/2016/Matter-of_Z-A-Inc_Adopted_Decision-2016-02.pdf

My review of Matter of Z

http://www.jqklaw.com/uscis-adopted-decision-re-function-manager-l-1a-april-2016.html

Joint Ventures in EB-1c/L-1 Context

Matter ofUSAM-W-A-D-M-, Inc., ID# 102803 (AAO Feb. 28, 2017)

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/err/B4%20-%20Multinational%20Managers%20and%20Executives/Decisions_Issued_in_2017/FEB282017_01B4203.pdf 

Matter of M-A-B-W-, Inc., ID# 97882 (AAO Feb. 14, 2017)

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/err/B4%20-%20Multinational%20Managers%20and%20Executives/Decisions_Issued_in_2017/FEB142017_01B4203.pdf

Matter of Hughes, 18 I&N Dec. 289

https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/eoir/legacy/2012/08/14/2917.pdf

8 CFR 214.2(l)(1)(ii)(K) Intracompany Transferees/Subsidiary

(K) Subsidiary means a firm, corporation, or other legal entity of which a parent owns, directly or indirectly, more than half of the entity and controls the entity; or owns, directly or indirectly, half of the entity and controls the entity; or owns, directly or indirectly, 50 percent of a 50-50 joint venture and has equal control and veto power over the entity; or owns, directly or indirectly, less than half of the entity, but in fact controls the entity.

Synopsis of L-1 AAO Decision Cases

http://www.jqklaw.com/synopsis-of-administrative-appeals-office--aao--l-1-case-decisions.html

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