Apr 22

USCIS Designates Matter of Z-A-, Inc. as an Adopted Decision

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USCIS issued a policy memorandum designating Matter of Z-A-, Inc. as an AAO adopted decision, which establishes this decision as policy guidance that applies to and binds all USCIS employees. Matter of Z-A- clarifies that, when determining whether the beneficiary of an L-1A nonimmigrant petition will primarily manage an essential function, USCIS officers must weigh all relevant factors including, as pertinent in the instant case, evidence of the beneficiary’s role within the wider qualifying international organization.