USCIS Can Revoke Religious Worker Petition, Judge Says

Law360, New York (March 12, 2015, 4:24 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge on Thursday rejected a church's bid to secure a U.S. visa for its Nigerian pastor, saying the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was right to revoke the church's petition over a failed compliance review and questions about the man's pay.

U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. granted summary judgment to the department, which was defending itself over the revocation of a special worker visa petition the Redeemed Christian Church of God (Jesus House for All Nations), or RCCG, had filed on behalf of pastor Olufemi Omotayo.

"This court finds that the decision to revoke was not...

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