Thursday 3rd December 2020

USCIS Expands Interviews for Refugees and Asylees Petitioning for Family Members

By N24 Correspondent, LOS ANGELES:- The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a policy memorandum directing the phased expansion of in-person interviews for petitioners filing Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition. According to a USCIS statement, these additional interviews will provide an opportunity to evaluate a petitioner’s credibility, supporting our mission to detect and prevent fraud and risks of harm to the United States and ensure the integrity of the immigration system. Eligibility requirements for Form I-730 benefits remain the same. “USCIS has historically required interviews of all Form I-730 beneficiaries residing outside the United States, and in 2018 we began requiring interviews for beneficiaries in the United States. However, until now we have only interviewed petitioners on a case-by-case basis when we could not resolve..

Appeals Court Strikes Down Immigrant Licenses Law Challenge

NEW YORK (AP):- AN appeals court dealt another blow Monday to a lawsuit seeking to nullify a New York law allowing immigrants without legal documents to seek driver’s licenses. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Rochester federal judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit by Republican Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns. The lawsuit last year tried to label New York state’s Green Light Law unconstitutional. The law, which took effect last December, prevents federal immigration and customs authorities from accessing the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles databases without a court order. Supporters said licenses help immigrants work, transport their family and apply for college and housing while opponents said licenses shouldn’t be given to people who violate federal immigration rules. Like the lower court, the 2nd Circuit said Kearns lacked standing to sue over the..


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USCIS, magsasakatuparan ng Programang Parole para sa mga Beteranong Pilipino ng Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig

WASHINGTON — Simula Hunyo 8, 2016, ang U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ay papayagan ang ilang benepisyaryo ng aprobadong family-based immigrant visa petitions na magkaroon ng pagkakataong mapagkalooban ng parole base sa kani-kanilang kaso upang sa gayon ay makarating sa Amerika habang hinihintay ang kanilang immigrant visa na magagamit sa tamang panahon.Ang mga detalyeng patakaran sa nasabing parole ay matatagpuan sa ulat ng White House, na nailathala nuong Hulyo 2015...

USCIS Updates Process for Accepting Petitions for Relatives Abroad

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that, as part of the adjustment of its international footprint to increase efficiencies, Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, will only be processed domestically by USCIS or internationally by the Department of State in certain circumstances beginning Feb 1, 2020.  DOS will assume responsibility for certain services previously provided at USCIS international offices, services that DOS already provide in..

USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation Following Supreme Court Stay of Nationwide Injunctions

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”) on Feb. 24, 2020, except for in the State of Illinois where the rule remains enjoined by a federal court as of Jan. 30, 2020. Under the Final Rule, USCIS will look at the factors required under the law by Congress, like an alien’s age, health, income, education and skills, among others, in order to determine whether the alien is likely at any..

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N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions

Forms Form N-648 (PDF, 137 KB) Instructions for Form N-648 (PDF, 133 KB) Purpose of Form Use this form if you are applying for U.S. citizenship and need to request an exception to the English and civics testing requirements for naturalization because of physical or developmental disability or mental..

N-644, Application for Posthumous Citizenship

Forms Form N-644 (PDF, 133 KB) Instructions for Form N-644 (PDF, 41 KB) Purpose of Form Public Law 101-249 provides for the granting of U.S. citizenship to an alien or noncitizen national whose death resulted from injury or disease incurred on active duty with the U.S. armed services during specified periods of military hostilities. Posthumous citizenship is an honorary status commemorating the bravery and sacrifices of these persons; it does not convey any benefits under the..

N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322

Forms Form N-600K (PDF, 569 KB) Instructions for Form N-600K (PDF, 254 KB) Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (PDF, 238 KB) Purpose of Form Children who regularly reside in a foreign country may use this form to claim U.S. citizenship based on their..