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Does the USCIS examine other factors in granting a National Interest Waiver?

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Yes. the USCIS will examine the following factors: whether the U.S. economy will benefit from the foreign individual’s admission; whether the foreign individual’s admission will improve the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers; whether the foreign individual’s admission will improve the education and programs for U.S. children and underqualified workers; whether the foreign individual’s admission will improve health care; whether the foreign individual’s admission will help create more affordable housing solutions for the poor, elderly and children; whether the foreign individual’s admission will improve the environment and lead to better usage of natural resources; and whether a U.S. government agency has specifically requested that the foreign individual be admitted.