US Citizenship and Immigration Services Threaten to Revoke Dr. Yousefi’s Visa, Appeal PlannedApril 9, 2015
In a highly unusual action, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service has issued a notice of intent to revoke the EB-1 visa of LPPF Chief Research Officer Dr. Hamid Reza Yousefi. The USCIS claims that, even though the service concluded that Dr. Yousefi was an “outstanding” scientist worthy of this type of immigrant visa, on review they decided that we had not “proven” that he was outstanding.
LPPFusion, working with Dr. Yousefi and a very experienced immigration lawyer, Linda Kenepeske, is submitting an appeal to this letter of intent with all the proofs required by the USCIS. We strongly object to the arbitrary nature of this review, five months after this immigrant visa was issued and eleven months after a similar “outstanding” non-immigrant visa issued.