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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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

March 02, 2010 Notification of Ramos v. Holder; Former Gang Membership as a Potential Particular Social Group in the Seventh Circuit Joseph E. Langlois, Chief, Asylum Division
January 29, 2010 Numerical Limitation Exemption for H Nonimmigrants Employed in the CNMI and Guam Donald Neufeld Acting Associate Director, Service Center Operations, Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM), Chapters 31.3 and 31.5
January 17, 2010 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Adjudications involving New York traffic infractions or New York violations
January 08, 2010 Determining Employer-Employee Relationship for Adjudication of H-1B Petitions, Including Third-Party Site Placements Additions to Officer's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 31.3(g)(15)(AFM Update AD 10-24)
December 11, 2009 Adjudication of EB 5 Regional Center Proposals and Affiliated Form I 526 and Form I 829 Petitions; Adjudicators Field Manual (AFM) Update to Chapters 22.4 and 25.2 (AD09-38) Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations
November 20, 2009 Requirements for Agents and Sponsors Filing as Petitioners for the O and P Visa Classifications Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations
September 15, 2009 Public Law 110-293, 42 CFR 34.2(b), and Inadmissibility Due to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection Lori Scialabba, Refugee, Asylum & International Operations Directorate Donald Neufeld, Domestic Operations Pearl Chang, Office of Policy and Strategy
September 14, 2009 Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM). Chapter 22.2(b) General Form I-140 Issues (AFM Update AD07-26) Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations
August 26, 2009 Field Guidance for Adjudicating Form I-817 (Application for Family Unity Benefits) under Hernandez v. Reno, 91 F.3d 776 (5th Cir. 1996) Director Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 24.4(d)(1)(AFM Update AD09-11) Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Domestic Operations
August 06, 2009 Successor-in-Interest Determinations in Adjudication of Form I-140 Petitions; Adjudicators Field Manual (AFM) Update to Chapter 22.2(b)(5)(AD09-37) FROM: Don Neufeld

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