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USCIS Temporarily Suspends Biometrics Requirement for Certain I-539 Applicants

Effective May 17, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will temporarily suspend the biometrics submission requirement for certain applicants filing Form I-539, Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, requesting an extension of stay in or change of status to H-4, L-2, and E nonimmigrant status. USCIS will allow adjudications for those specific categories to proceed based on […]

DHS Withdraws Proposed Rules

DHS published a notice withdrawing a proposed rule on use and collection of biometrics, as well as a notice withdrawing a proposed rule on eliminating employment authorization for individuals with a final order of removal. Additionally, an advance copy was made available of a notice withdrawing a USCIS proposed rule on removal of the international […]

EOIR Releases Information Sheet for MPP Cases

Specifically, the Executive Office for Immigration Review released a flyer of information for individuals who have come to the United States after waiting in Mexico for hearings under the Migrant Protection Protocols program. Please see below.

Houston Asylum Office Meeting Notes

Please find the meeting notes for the Houston Asylum Office stakeholders meeting held on May 6, 2021. Thank you to Samantha Del Bosque for her assistance in this.

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