USCIS, July 22, 2022
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today updated its Policy Manual to provide further guidance on evidence that can be used to support a petition for an O-1A nonimmigrant of extraordinary ability with a focus on science...
USCIS, June 24, 2022
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on inadmissibility under section 212(a)(9)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), specifically, the effect of...
USCIS, Nov. 19, 2021
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is publishing a volume in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding adoptions. This guidance incorporates basic requirements for the submission of adoption-based applications and petitions...
USCIS, July 15, 2021
"This technical update explains that on June 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in Behring Regional Center LLC v. Wolf , 20-cv-09263-JSC, vacated the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization...
USCIS, Apr. 27, 2021
"USCIS is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual instructing officers to give deference to prior determinations when adjudicating extension requests involving the same parties and facts unless there was a material...
USCIS, Dec. 15, 2020
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding adjustment of status interview waiver categories and expanding the interview criteria for asylee and refugee adjustment...
USCIS, Dec. 8, 2020
" Technical Update - Incorporating Existing Guidance into the Policy Manual
Technical Update - Clarifying Acquisition of Citizenship Requirement in Nationality Chart 2 for Children Born Out of Wedlock Before May 24, 1934...
USCIS Policy Alert, Nov. 18, 2020 - Prerequisite of Lawful Admission for Permanent Residence under All Applicable Provisions for Purposes of Naturalization
See Nov. 18, 2020 changes to:
- Vol. 12, Part B, Chap. 4 - Results of the Naturalization Examination...
USCIS, Nov. 17, 2020 - Vol. 7, Chapter 4 - Status and Nonimmigrant Visa Violations (INA 245(c)(2) and INA 245(c)(8))
USCIS, Nov. 17, 2020
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating existing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the discretionary factors to consider in adjudications of adjustment of status applications."...
USCIS, Oct. 2, 2020
"The inadmissibility ground for membership in or affiliation with the Communist or any other totalitarian party is part of a broader set of laws passed by Congress to address threats to the safety and security of the United...
On Sept. 15, 2020, USCIS posted three Policy Manual Updates:
Continuous Residence, Naturalization, Vol. 12, Part D, Chap. 3
Athletes and Entertainers (P), Vol. 2, Part N
Aliens of Extraordinary Ability or Achievement (O), Vol. 2, Part M
USCIS, July 24, 2020 - Clarifying Guidance for Deployment of Capital in Employment-Based Fifth Preference (EB-5) Category
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing clarifying policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding...
USCIS, June 16, 2020
"This technical update removes the WA Food Assistance Program for Legal Immigrants from the list of examples of state, local, and tribal cash assistance programs that are considered income maintenance for purposes of the public...
"In May 2020, USCIS retired its Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM), a collection of our immigration policies and procedures. We are working quickly to update and incorporate all of the AFM content into the USCIS Policy Manual, the agency’s...