Immigration News

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that applicants who have a pending affirmative asylum application with USCIS can now check the status of their applications online at uscis.gov/casestatus. Only asylum applicants with an application pending with USCIS will be able to use this new feature to check their case status online. It will…

The current lapse in annual appropriated funding for the U.S. government does not affect USCIS’s fee-funded activities. Our offices will remain open, and all individuals should attend interviews and appointments as scheduled. USCIS will continue to accept petitions and applications for benefit requests, except as noted below. Some USCIS programs, however, will either expire or…

USCIS has completed receipting and data entry for all filings of Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, received between May 1 and Sept. 9, 2018. Petitioners should receive receipt notices by Oct. 22, 2018. On June 13, 2018, USCIS announced that the California Service Center (CSC) was experiencing a delay in initial data…

Cite as “AILA Doc. No. 18101230” (Posted 10/12/18) USCIS is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify the married and living in marital union requirements for naturalization under INA §319(a). Updated guidance is effective immediately and comments are due by 10/25/18. Purpose U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance…