Definition of Affiliation and Subsidiary

Definition of Affiliation and Subsidiary
The USCIS guidelines include definitions of affiliate and subsidiary in order to determine whether an employer is qualified to use the first preference.
Affiliate means:
One of two units, which are both held and maintained by the parent or individual;
One of two official units held and maintained by a set of individuals, each individual holding and maintaining nearly the same portion or part of each unit; or
Global accounting companies.
Subsidiary means:
A business, company, or other official unit which a parent owns, directly or indirectly;
More than 50% of the unit and controls the unit;
50% of a fifty-fifty shared undertaking and has equal rule and veto power over the unit; or
Less than 50% of the unit, but rules the unit.

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