The acting director of USCIS sent a message to asylum officers instructing them to elicit testimony for credible fear screenings to determine whether asylum seekers who provide evidence of private violence attempted to internally relocate in their home countries prior to traveling to the United States.
USCIS Acting Director Instructs Asylum Officers to Consider Possibility of Internal Relocation in Home Country for Credible Fear Screenings and Determinations
The Ninth Circuit issued an order granting the petitioner’s unopposed motion to vacate the BIA’s decision in Matter of E—R—A—L—, which pertains to establishing a particular social group based on landownership, and granted the government’s motion to remand to the BIA for further proceedings.
USCIS announced that starting in January 2021, it will replace the sticker that is currently issued to lawful permanent residents to extend the validity of their Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card (PRC or “Green Card”), with a revised Form I-797, Notice of Action, for Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. The revised I-797 receipt notice, together with an applicant’s PRC, will serve as temporary evidence of lawful permanent resident status for 12 months from the expiration date on the face of the PRC.
USCIS revealed a new policy on Monday that would significantly expand the in-person interview requirement for asylum-seekers and refugees trying to gain lawful status for their…
USCIS updates discretionary criteria for interview determinations of adjustment of status for refugees or asylees.
USCIS announced updated guidance expanding the discretionary criteria USCIS officers use to determine whether to interview applicants filing Form I-485 based on refugee or asylee status. The…