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USCIS Offices Close In Observance of National Mourning Day.

 

 

President Trump has declared Wednesday, December 5th a national mourning day in remembrance of the life and Legacy of the late ex-president George H.W Bush.
In line with his declaration, USCIS offices around the nation will be close on December 5th in observance of the national mourning day.

Happy Thanksgiving Message from Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, & A Happy New Year

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

On this Thanksgiving Day, may you and your family be blessed with the joy of Thanksgiving.

EXPANSION OF USCIS INTERVIEWS

Beginning October 1st, 2017, USCIS will require in-person interviews for certain green card applications that before now did not need an interview before approval, and certain immigration benefits that will subsequently lead to permanent resident status in the US. 

The Immigration applications that will require an Interview before approval include:

  1. Green card applications based on employment
  2. Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition filed on behalf of beneficiaries already in the U.S.

Apart from the above categories, USCIS is planning to gradually expand its interview requirements to other types of immigration applications/benefits not currently affected.

The goal of this change is to improve the detection and prevention of immigration fraud and the integrity of the US immigration system.

TERMINATION OF DACA

On September 5th, 2017, President Trump's administration rescinded/terminated President Barack Obama's DACA Program, established in 2012, amidst criticisms. According to President Trump, he will revisit the issue if Congress is unable to come up with an immigration solution within six months.

The U.S.Department of Homeland Security has indicated the following:

1. Current DACA recipients will be permitted to retain both the period of deferred action and their work authorization documents until they expire unless terminated or revoked before their expiration.

2. A DACA recipient whose benefits expired on or before September 4th, 2017 and failed to file a renewal application with USCIS by September 5th, 2017 is not eligible to file for renewal of their benefit after September 5th, 2017.

3. USCIS will adjudicate on a case-by-case basis—all properly filed DACA initial requests and work authorization application that was received and accepted by September 5, 2017.

4. USCIS will adjudicate on a case-by-case basis; properly filed pending DACA renewal requests and work authorization applications from current beneficiaries that were received and accepted by September 5, 2017,

5. USCIS will adjudicate on a case by case basis properly filed DACA renewal request from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between September 5, 2017, and March 5, 2018, so long as the renewal application is filed and accepted by October 5, 2017.

6. USCIS will reject all requests to renew DACA and associated applications for work authorizations filed after October 5, 2017.

7. Recipients of DACA benefits are currently unlawfully present in the U.S. with their removal deferred. When their period of deferred action expires or is terminated or revoked, their removal will no longer be deferred. They will cease to be eligible for lawful employment and be exposed to enforcement actions.