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Approval and Denial Statistics for I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers
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Table A provides data on the approval and denial for the E-11 classification (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) of the Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers.

Table A: I-140 E-11 Approval/Denial by Fiscal Year 2005 to 2010 

Fiscal Year

Approvals

Denials

Approval Rate

Denial Rate

2005

791

647

55%

45%

2006

1,646

1,032

61%

39%

2007

2,236

2,313

49%

51%

2008

2,329

2,667

47%

53%

2009

4,337

3,053

59%

41%

2010

3,200

1,998

62%

38%

Table B provides data on the approval and denial for the E-12 classification (Outstanding Professor or Researcher) of the Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers.

Table B: I-140 E-12 Approval/Denial by Fiscal Year 2005 to 2010 

Fiscal Year

Approvals

Denials

Approval Rate

Denial Rate

2005 5,042 340 94% 6%
2006 2,991 146 95% 5%
2007 2,459 283 90% 10%
2008 2,148 172 93% 7%
2009 3,893 300 93% 7%
2010 3,140 306 91% 9%



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