Extraordinary ability to rob the US, that is.

Me immigrant, you racist, I sue, ACLU!

Smells like another American worker replacement ploy to us.


Plaintiff Ludovic Pierre Berardo (“Berardo”) filed this action against defendants United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) and USCIS Nebraska Service Center Director Loren K. Miller (“Miller”) (together, “Defendants”), alleging that Defendants violated
the Administrative Procedures Act (“APA”) when they denied his petition to be classified as an alien of extraordinary ability. The parties cross-move for summary judgment pursuant to FED. R.CIV. P. 56(a). The Court has jurisdiction over this matter pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331 and the
parties have consented to the jurisdiction of a U.S. Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c)(1).

Berardo is a citizen and national of Belgium. (ECF No. 26-2 at 184.)1 He is employed by the LAIKA animation studio in Hillsboro, Oregon as a stop-motion animator pursuant to an O-1 nonimmigrant visa for aliens of extraordinary achievement. (Id.) LAIKA is an animation studio that produces award-winning stop-motion animated feature films”.

Because we are certain there are no other skilled stop-motion animators available in the US.

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