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USCIS Policy Alert: Comprehensive Citizenship and Naturalization Policy Guidance

"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, and policy memoranda. Where conflicts exist, this...

Pro Se Manual: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture Protection for Survivors of Domestic Violence

"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 of women who were eligible for asylum but who did...

Civil Surgeon Designation and Centralization of the Designation Process at the National Benefits Center

"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 .

Revised Procedures re Trafficking Victims: USCIS

"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 .

Affirmative Asylum Procedures Manual (Revised, Nov. 2013)

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

Justice for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children - An Advocacy Best Practices Manual for Legal Service Providers (NIJC)

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.org/UICBestPractices , including links...

USCIS Policy Alert - Determining Extreme Hardship

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 final guidance is adopted after publication of draft...