A Massachusetts pizza worker was denied an employment green card after the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service received conflicting information about his skills. The pizza restaurant where the man worked had listed showmanship in preparing food including tossing pizza dough as a requirement on its labor certification application, but the business was unable to provide evidence of the individual's qualification in that regard. In fact, the owners and former owners had submitted information stating both that the man could and could not toss pizza dough.
The application was also denied for other reasons. These included a suspicion that the man's marriage was not bona fide, a family relationship between the man and the restaurant's owners suggesting that the job offer was also not bona fide and various problems with the filing including a lack of evidence that the restaurant could pay the man's wages.