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CISOMB Recommendation: Improving the Adjudication of Applications and Petitions Under INA Section 204(l)

" This review by the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman(the Ombudsman’s Office) considers implementation of section 204(l) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, legislation passed by Congress in 2009 to make it easier for certain beneficiaries (or “survivors”...

USCIS AND THE LACK OF PROCEDURES FOR SURVIVING RELATIVE PETITIONS UNDER INA § 204(l)

"This blog will focus on the problems arising in the context of surviving relatives of beneficiaries of employment-based petitions who have filed adjustment applications. Given the backlogs in the EB-3 category for India for example making people wait decades before their priority dates become current...

Nov. 18, 2015 Policy Memo: Approval of a Spousal Immediate Relative Visa Petition under INA Sec. 204(l) after the Death of a U.S. Citizen Petitioner

USCIS, Nov. 18, 2015 - "The Policy Memorandum (PM) revises chapter 10.21(a), (b), (c)(2) and the last paragraph of (c)(5) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) to implement the decision in Williams v. DHS Secretary, 741 F.3d 1228 (11th Cir. 2014) for all spousal immediate relative visa petitions...