Approval and Denial Statistics for I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers

Table A provides data on the approval and denial for the E-11 classification (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) of the Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers.

Table A: I-140 E-11 Approval/Denial by Fiscal Year 2005 to 2010 

Fiscal Year Approvals Denials Approval Rate Denial Rate
2005 791 647 55% 45%
2006 1,646 1,032 61% 39%
2007 2,236 2,313 49% 51%
2008 2,329 2,667 47% 53%
2009 4,337 3,053 59% 41%
2010 3,200 1,998 62% 38%

Table B provides data on the approval and denial for the E-12 classification (Outstanding Professor or Researcher) of the Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers.

Table B: I-140 E-12 Approval/Denial by Fiscal Year 2005 to 2010 

Fiscal Year Approvals Denials Approval Rate Denial Rate
2005 5,042 340 94% 6%
2006 2,991 146 95% 5%
2007 2,459 283 90% 10%
2008 2,148 172 93% 7%
2009 3,893 300 93% 7%
2010 3,140 306 91% 9%

 

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