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Immigration Law

USCIS Policy Alert - Determining Extreme Hardship

USCIS, Oct 21, 2016 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on determinations of extreme hardship to qualifying relatives as required by certain statutory waiver provisions. This final guidance is adopted after publication of draft guidance for public comment and takes into account the comments received. The guidance clarifies the adjudication of certain waiver requests that require USCIS to determine claims of extreme hardship to qualifying relatives. This guidance becomes effective December 5, 2016."