An October 14, 2004 USCIS interoffice memo states that an alien’s willful and unexcused failure to comply with NSEERS Special Registration requirements would not justify the denial of a visa petition filed on the alien’s behalf; however, failure to comply with NSEERS may support the denial of a benefit actually granting status. [USCIS memo HQOCC 70/6.22/04, Robert Divine, October 14, 2004] AMDOC#: 200506016