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EB-2-National Interest Waivers

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Aliens may seek a waiver of a job offer and the labor certification process, when their admission to the U.S. is in the ‘national interest’. The “national interest” test requires proof of the following:

  • Improving the economy;
  • Improving wages and working conditions of United States workers;
  • Improving education and training programs for United States children and under qualified workers;
  • Improving health care;
  • Providing more affordable housing for young and/or older, poorer U.S. citizens;
  • Improving the U.S. environment and making more productive use of U.S. resources; or
  • A request from an interested United States governmental agency.

This list is not exhaustive. The national interest waiver has applied to a variety of fields and positions and a thorough analysis of new and old case law becomes relevant to interpretation of the rules and the national interest.