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Immigration Law

USCIS Policy Memo: Expanding Interviews to Refugee/Asylee Relative Petitions

USCIS, Nov. 18, 2020

"Purpose: This Policy Memorandum (PM) directs the phased expansion of in-person interviews for refugee/asylee relative petitions (Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition), to ultimately include petitioners in addition to beneficiaries, regardless of location. For the reasons and in the manner outlined below, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) personnel shall take all appropriate actions to execute implementation, consistent with the parameters established in this memorandum. Scope: This PM is to be followed by all USCIS officers in the performance of their duties, but it does not remove their discretion in making adjudicatory decisions."