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  • News: USCIS Policy Guidance on Applying Discretion in USCIS Adjudications

    News: USCIS Policy Guidance on Applying Discretion in USCIS Adjudications

    Applying Discretion in USCIS Adjudications

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today consolidated existing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding officers’ application of discretion in adjudications. For many immigration benefits, including certain applications for lawful permanent residence and employment authorization, requestors must show that a favorable exercise of discretion is warranted, in addition to showing that they meet all other eligibility requirement...
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  • News: USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    News: USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain: ...
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  • News: USCIS to Celebrate Independence Day by Hosting Naturalization Ceremonies Across the Country

    USCIS to Celebrate Independence Day by Hosting Naturalization Ceremonies Across the Country Agency is prioritizing naturalization ceremonies during the COVID-19 pandemic Release Date: July 1, 2020 WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is celebrating the Declaration of Independence and the b...
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  • News: USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    News: USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain: ...
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  • News: USCIS Update to Filing Location for Form I-918 and Form I-485 for Applicants Filing Based on U Nonimmigrant Status

    Update to Filing Location for Form I-918 and Form I-485 for Applicants Filing Based on U Nonimmigrant Status Starting June 29, 2020, petitioners residing in certain states must file the following forms at the Nebraska Service Center, instead of the Vermont Service Center: ...
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  • News: Deputy Director for Policy Statement on USCIS’ Fiscal Outlook

    News: Deputy Director for Policy Statement on USCIS’ Fiscal Outlook

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Deputy Director for Policy Joseph Edlow issued the following statement on the agency’s fiscal outlook due to the COVID-19 pandemic: “The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are long reaching and pervasive, leaving few unscathed in its wake. USCIS is still experiencing those very effects, which began with an alarming drop in applications at the end of March. Forecasts predict a crippling budget shortfall that requires assistance from C...
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  • News: Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Present a Risk to the US Labor Market

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  • News: DHS Final Rule for Asylum Application, Interview, and Employment Authorization

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  • News: Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak

    The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods. Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain public health measures necessary to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The overall unemployment rate in the United States nearly quadrupled between February and May...
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  • News: USCIS Extends Transitional Parole for Certain Aliens Present in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

    USCIS announced today that it will automatically extend parole, and employment authorization if applicable, for certain aliens present in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). This specific extension of parole will apply only to current parolees whose parole status will expire on June 29, 2020. To ensure that all eligible aliens, including parolees, will have the full opportunity to apply for CNMI long-term resident status without interruption to their parole status, USCIS wi...
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