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New CIS Policy Memo - "Physician(s) of National or International Renown"

A new CIS Policy Memo designates as binding the AAO decision in Matter of T-O-S-U-. Matter of T-O-S-U- clarifies that, for purposes of 8 C.F.R. § 214.2(h)(4)(viii)(C) (2016), a "physician of national or international renown” is a doctor of medicine or osteopathy who is widely acclaimed and highly honored in the field of medicine within one or more countries, so long as the achievements leading to national renown are comparable to that which would result in national renown in the United States. The decision also suggests, but does not mandate, what types of evidence may be persuasive in establishing eligibility for this exemption. Memo can be found here.

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