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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.

ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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 for current policy.

May 24, 2007 Processing the Discretionary Exemption to the Inadmissibility Ground for Providing Material Support to Certain Terrorist Organizations Jonathan Scharfen, HQUSCIS
May 11, 2007 Processing of Applications for Ancillary Benefits Involving Aliens Who Pose National Security or Egregious Public Safety Concern Michael Aytes HQOPS
May 11, 2007 Processing of Form I-90s Filed by Aliens Who Pose National Security or Egregious Public Safety Concerns Michael Aytes HQOPS
April 27, 2007 Exercise of Authority under Sec. 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act Secretary Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security
March 30, 2007 Guidance on Accepting H-1B Petitions for the FY 2008 Filing Period with a "Screen Print" of a certified Labor Condition Application Michael Aytes HQOPS
March 15, 2007 Adjustment of Status for K-2 Aliens under the Age of 21 Michael Aytes HQOPS
February 08, 2007 Guidance for Adjudication of Family-Based Petitions and I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 Michael Aytes HQOPS
January 29, 2007 Public Law 109-477 - Two-Year Extension of Conrad State 30 Program Michael Aytes HQOPS
January 23, 2007 Interim guidance for adjudicating national interest waiver (NIW) petitions and related adjustment applications for physicians serving in medically underserved areas in light of Schneider v. Chertoff 450 F.3d 944 (9th Cir. 2006) ("Schneider decision") Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) (AFM Update AD06-46) Michael Aytes HQOPS
January 12, 2007 Guidance on Matter of C-A Lynden D. Melmed Chief Counsel