DHS Asks Judge To Back Latest Steakhouse Visa Rejection

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Law360, Washington (December 11, 2015, 5:31 PM ET) — U.S. immigration officials asked a D.C. federal judge Thursday to endorse its second rejection of a “specialized knowledge” visa for a Fogo de Chao chef, saying it had revisited the issue and still found the chef lacked a true specialty.

Despite a 2014 D.C. Circuit order that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security re-examine the visa application of Brazilian steakhouse chef, or churrasqueiro, Rones Gasparetto — which the department had rejected in 2011 — in light of a finding that DHS had given no weight to…

Source: Law360