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Policy Memoranda

This page provides access to various policy and procedural memoranda which gives guidance to USCIS adjudicators in their work of processing applications and petitions for immigration benefits while still protecting national security.

You can also find a listing of memoranda by subject to the right.

ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished. If you have bookmarked affected memo PDF files, you will now see the updated stamped version of the memo indicating that you should visit www.uscis.gov/policymanual for current policy.

Making ABC Registration Determinations, Chaly-Garcia v. U.S., 508 F.3d 1201 (9th Cir. 2007)

Issue Date: August 05, 2008 Joseph E. Langlois, Chief, Asylum
August 05, 2008 Making ABC Registration Determinations, Chaly-Garcia v. U.S., 508 F.3d 1201 (9th Cir. 2007) Joseph E. Langlois, Chief, Asylum
July 28, 2008 Implementation of Section 691 of Division J of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, and Updated Processing Requirements for Discretionary Exemptions to Terrorist Activity Inadmissibility Grounds Michael L. Aytes, Acting Deputy Director, Chief Administrative Appeals, Chief Counsel
July 14, 2008 Applicability of Section 245(k) to Certain Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications filed under Section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act; Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 23.5(d) (AFM Update AD06-47) Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations
July 14, 2008 Acceptance of an I-600A and I-600 after 4/1/2008 for a child habitually resident in a Hague Adoption Convention country - adoptions and grants of custody obtained before April 1, 2008 Lori Scialabba, Associate Director, Refugee, Asylum & International Operations Directorate, Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations
July 07, 2008 Special Immigrant Visas for Certain Iraqis under Section 1244 of Public Law 110-181, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, as amended; Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual Chapter 22.3 (AFM Update AD08-17) Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations
June 16, 2008 Publication of Information Guide for Prospective Asylum Applicants Joseph E. Langlois, Chief, Asylum Division
May 30, 2008 Supplemental Guidance Relating to Processing Forms I-140 Employment-Based Immigrant Petitions and I-129 H-1B Petitions, and Form I-485, Adjustment Applications Affected by the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (...) Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations
April 30, 2008 Revised Guidance for the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) AFM Update: Chapter 21.2(e) The Child Status Protection Act of 2002 (CSPA) (AD07-04) Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations
April 11, 2008 Adjustment of status for VAWA self-petitioner who is present without inspection Revision of Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 23.5 (AFM Update AD 08-16) Donald Neufeld for Michael Aytes, Associate Director, Domestic Operations
March 27, 2008 New Classification for Victims of Criminal Activity - Eligibility for "U" Nonimmigrant Status; Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual Chapter 39 (AFM Update AD08-12) Michael Aytes, Associate Director Domestic Operations

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