Immigration Law

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USCIS Policy Alert: Guidance for Special Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Religious Workers
Posted on 30 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Aug. 30, 2022 "...This update provides reorganized and more detailed information related to special immigrant religious workers. In addition, for both special immigrant and R-1 nonimmigrant religious worker petitions, this update clarifies... Read More

AILA MAP Victory: USCIS Updates Interpretation of “Under Honorable Conditions” for Military Naturalization
Posted on 2 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Aug. 2, 2022 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is publishing an update to its Policy Manual to clarify that a current or former service member who received an uncharacterized discharge may be eligible for naturalization under sections... Read More

Extraordinary Ability Policy Alert (Mar. 23, 2022)
Posted on 23 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Mar. 23, 2022 - Qualifying Published Material and Scope of Leading or Critical Role in Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Professor or Researcher Visa Classifications "USCIS is updating its guidance about two evidentiary criteria relating... Read More

USCIS Updates VAWA Policies (Feb. 10, 2022)
Posted on 10 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Feb. 10, 2022 "...Through this publication, USCIS will begin to address some of the VAWA self-petition-related concerns that were raised in feedback received in stakeholder engagements. Further, this publication builds the framework for... Read More

USCIS Policy Alert: Use of Medical Examination Completed Abroad for Afghan Nationals Applying for Adjustment of Status After Evacuation Under Operation Allies Welcome
Posted on 1 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Feb. 1, 2022 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to allow certain Afghan nationals applying for adjustment of status after evacuation under Operation Allies Welcome (OAW... Read More

USCIS O-1B Policy Alert (Jan. 13, 2022)
Posted on 13 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 13, 2022 - Determining the Appropriate O-1B Classification for Persons of Extraordinary Ability in the Arts or Extraordinary Achievement in the Motion Picture or Television Industry Read More

USCIS Policy Alert: General Adjudications
Posted on 23 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 23, 2021 "USCIS provides general guidance on adjudications across the various types of benefit requests that USCIS adjudicates. In general, this update does not make major substantive changes, but consolidates and incorporates existing... Read More

USCIS Policy Alert: Adoptions
Posted on 19 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

USCIS Policy Alert on ART (Aug. 5, 2021)
Posted on 5 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Aug. 5, 2021 SUBJECT: Assisted Reproductive Technology and In-Wedlock Determinations for Immigration and Citizenship Purposes Purpose U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding... Read More

USCIS Policy Alert: Replacing Green Cards
Posted on 16 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 16, 2020 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding eligibility requirements, filing, and adjudication of requests to replace Permanent Resident Cards using the... Read More

USCIS Policy Alert: Policies and Procedures for Secure Identity Documents (Jan. 16, 2019)
Posted on 16 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 16, 2019 "USCIS issues a variety of secure documents that establish identity and immigration status in the United States. These include, but are not limited to, employment authorization documents, travel documents, permanent resident... Read More

USCIS Policy Alert: Job Creation and Capital At Risk Requirements for Adjudication of Form I-526 and Form I-829
Posted on 14 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, June 14, 2017, PA-2017-01 Policy Alert SUBJECT: Job Creation and Capital At Risk Requirements for Adjudication of Form I-526 and Form I-829 Purpose U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating the USCIS Policy Manual... Read More

USCIS Policy Alert - Definition of Certain Classes of Medical Conditions and Other Updates Relating to Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility
Posted on 2 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 2, 2016 - "​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating guidance regarding health-related grounds of inadmissibility in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rulemaking updating Title... Read More

USCIS Nov. 30, 2016 EB-5 Policy Alert
Posted on 30 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 30, 2016 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the eligibility requirements for regional centers and immigrant investors." Read More

USCIS Policy Alert on Registry (Dec. 21, 2016)
Posted on 22 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 21, 2016 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance addressing registration of lawful permanent resident (LPR) status." Read More