Immigration Law

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USCIS Policy Alert - Determining Extreme Hardship
Posted on 23 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Civil Surgeon Designation and Centralization of the Designation Process at the National Benefits Center
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to centralize the civil surgeon designation process at the National Benefits Center, effective March 11, 2014." - USCIS, Jan. 28, 2014 ... Read More

Revised Procedures re Trafficking Victims: USCIS
Posted on 31 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The purpose of this memorandum is to announce the issuance of revised procedures regarding trafficking victims to replace the current procedures in the Affirmative Asylum Procedures Manual (AAPM)." - USCIS, Nov. 26, 2014 . Read More

Safe Passage SIJS Manual is NOW Available
Posted on 18 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Safe Passage Project, Summer 2017 - "Safe Passage is proud to release the 2017 SIJS Manual co-authored by Alex Rizio and Gui Stampur. This manual is a step-by-step resource guide for representation of a SIJS -eligible clients. If you are a Safe Passage... Read More

Justice for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children - An Advocacy Best Practices Manual for Legal Service Providers (NIJC)
Posted on 6 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children - An Advocacy Best Practices Manual for Legal Service Providers (NIJC) - "The manual is designed for easy reference for legal aid organizations and pro bono attorneys and also is accessible online at immigrantjustice... Read More

Affirmative Asylum Procedures Manual (Revised, Nov. 2013)
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This manual provides information on how to process an affirmative asylum application within an Asylum Office." - USCIS, Nov. 2013 . Read More

USCIS Policy Alert: Comprehensive Citizenship and Naturalization Policy Guidance
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This guidance, contained in Volume 12 of the Policy Manual , replaces the naturalization and citizenship policy guidance found in Chapters 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 and 76 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM), the AFM’s related appendices... Read More

Pro Se Manual: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture Protection for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Posted on 21 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In response to a call from advocates, CGRS developed a pro se manual for survivors of domestic violence seeking asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture protection in the United States. We were troubled by countless stories... Read More