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I-485 Mandamus Victory in Detroit: Labaneya v. USCIS

"In this case, Mr. Baytiyeh's I-485 application for Adjustment of Status has been pending for more than four years. The only explanation for the four-year delay provided by Defendants is that offered in the Declaration of Jovana Gjelaj, a Senior Immigration Services Officer stationed in the...

Duran-Gonzalez Settlement

"On March 21, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington granted preliminary approval of a Settlement Agreement in the case of Aurelio Duran-Gonzalez v. Department of Homeland Security (Duran-Gonzalez) Under the terms of the Duran-Gonzalez Settlement Agreement , certain...

Feds Guesstimate 6.5 Hours Will Be Needed to Complete New Green Card Form

"The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection Form I-485 is 697,811 and the estimated hour burden per response is 6.5 hours." - Federal Register Volume 80, Number 123 (Friday, June 26, 2015)

DRAFT 20-page Form I-485; Public Comments

Here is a link to the DRAFT 20-page Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status dated June 12, 2015. Here is a link to a file containing public comments and USCIS responses.

USCIS Workload Transfers for I-140s, I-485s

USCIS, Oct. 7, 2015 - "To improve efficiency, USCIS recently rebalanced the workload distribution of certain Form I-140 petitions and employment-based Form I-485 applications between the Texas Service Center and the Nebraska Service Center. Unless you are submitting a Form I-907 together with a...

USCIS Updates Form I-485, Supplements

Stakeholder email from USCIS, Nov. 6, 2015: "USCIS recently published an update to the following forms and supplements: Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Form I-485 Supplement A, Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i) Instructions for Form...