As of October 1st, USCIS will require applicants subject to the immigration medical examination to complete the COVID-19 vaccine series.” Evidence of vaccination must be given to the civil surgeon before examination. Form I-693 will reflect this requirement.
Biden Administration files first MPP Compliance Report. The District Court for the Northern District of Texas ordered the Biden Administration to submit information on key data on the implementation of MMP.
The AILA National Field Operations Committee has recently received reports from members indicating that some USCIS Field Offices, such as in San Antonio, Washington, D.C., and Boston , have set up a process by which stakeholders with pending I-485: Adjustment of Status applications may submit the I-693: Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record directly to the local field office via a designated drop […]
Thank you to Michelle Saenz Rodriguez, EOIR Liaison for Dallas.
USCIS Liaison for San Antonio Field Office and Houston Field Office have received a communication from the directorate at those offices that September interviews will be cancelled. This action has been taken due to the deployment of CIS employees to assist with the Afghani refugee processing. We will continue to monitor this and advise the […]
DHS will publish this notice on Friday September 10th: https://public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2021-19617.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pi+subscription+mailing+list&utm_source=federalregister.gov The rule automatically extends the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal through December 31, 2022, from the current expiration date of October 4, 2021.
FROM USCIS UPDATE ON LOCKBOX FILING LOCATIONS: We recently updated the lockbox filing location information for the following USCIS form(s). Please see the “Where to File” section of the webpage for your form. On Sept. 3, we refined the filing locations for certain applicants filing Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. On Sept. 3, we refined […]
From MARISOL L PEREZ, San Antonio USCIS Liaison and Chapter Treasurer, MESSAGE from FIELD OFFICE DIRECTOR TINA ALMOND REGARDING CANCELLATION OF APPOINTMENTS. Good Afternoon, As you’ve most likely seen in the news, thousands of Afghans have arrived in the US and are being processed through several sites around the country. This is an unprecedented humanitarian […]
USCIS provided notice of class action settlement in SIJ Cases A.O, et al. v. Jaddou, et al. involving juvenile court orders in the California Juvenile Court with subsequent filed SIJ petitions after the age of 18 years old.
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On September 1st, USCIS announced the creation of its new webpage for lockbox filing location updates. SUBSCRIBE here to receive lockbox filing location changes. For detailed information see the attached.
Thank you to Dallas ICE Liaison George Rodriguez: Dear Stakeholders: Today we launched a new web-based, bilingual, and smartphone compatible appointment scheduler for noncitizens, called the ICE Appointment Scheduler, available at www.ice.gov/check-in. The launch of this tool will allow noncitizens to schedule their required check-in appointments at ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) offices as they await immigration proceedings. Previously, appointments had to be made via phone or […]
From George Rodriguez, Dallas EOIR is expanding its Rocket Docket (RD2) to include other forms of relief such as AOS with criminal history not requiring a waiver, 237(a)(1)(H), LPR Cancellation, 212(c), and NACARA cases. We are looking for cases with strong equities, hardship, “no-brainer” types to add to the docket. These are for Dallas EOIR […]
Please see the AILA resource page for assisting Afghan Clients.
Please see a summary posted by AILA’s Asylum & Refugee committee.
Due to the continued scrutiny of individuals with Iranian descent, AILA’s national CBP committee prepared the following practice pointer for members.