Recently Posted Extraordinary Ability Administrative Decisions As of July 24, 2012The USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) has jurisdiction over the appeals fromdecisions on most immigration petitions and applications that are entered by USCISregional service centers and district offices.There are numerous types of petitions and applications within the AAO’s jurisdiction,including employment-based immigration petitions, various waivers, legalization, andtemporary protected status applications. The AAO produces appellate decisions thatprovide fair and legally supportable resolutions of individual applications and petitionsfor immigration benefits. These decisions provide guidance to applicants, petitioners,practitioners and government officials in the correct interpretation of immigration law,regulations and policy.The decisions in this collection are published in PDF format. You will need AdobeReader 8 or higher to view them. You can download the latest version of Adobe Readerfrom the PDF Reader link at the bottom of this page.These petitioners seek classification either for themselves or for a beneficiary as an "alienof extraordinary ability" in the sciences, pursuant to section 203(b)(1)(A) of theImmigration and Nationality Act (the Act), 8 U.S.C. § 1153(b)(1)(A). The followinglinks are to cases found posted on the USCIS website on July 24, 2012.B2 - Aliens with Extraordinary Ability • Decisions_Issued_in_2012Jan052012_01B2203.pdf APPEAL DISMISSEDJan102012_02B2203.pdf APPEAL DISMISSEDJan102012_03B2203.pdf APPEAL DISMISSEDJan102012_04B2203.pdf APPEAL DISMISSEDJan112012_02B2203.pdf APPEAL DISMISSEDJan112012_03B2203.pdf MOTION DISMISSED, DENIAL REAFFIRMEDJan132012_01B2203.pdf APPEAL REJECTED UNTIMELY – REMAND FOR MTRJan172012_01B2203.pdf APPEAL REJECTED AS UNTIMELY & USCIS ERRORJan172012_02B2203.pdf APPEAL DISMISSEDSee also: Sepulveda v. U.S. A tty Gen., 401 F.3d 1226, 1228 n. 2 (11th Cir. 2005)Sepulveda does not raise any challenge in her brief to the denial of relief under the ConventionAgainst Torture (CAT). When an appellant fails to offer argument on an issue, that issue isabandonedSee United States v. Cunningham, 161 F.3d 1343, 1344 (11th Cir.1998); see alsoGreenbriar, Ltd. v. City of Alabaster, 881 F.2d 1570, 1573 n. 6 (11th Cir.1989) (stating thatpassing references to issues are insufficient to raise a claim for appeal, and such issues aredeemed abandoned).