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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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

July 11, 2006 Disposition of Form I-508 and Form I-566 in Adjustment Adjudications: Revisions to Adjudicator's field Manual (AFM) Chapter 23.2 Michael Aytes HQOPS (AFM Update AD06-26)
July 07, 2006 Religious Worker Benefit Fraud Assessment Summary (July 2006) USCIS Office of Fraud Detection and National Security
June 30, 2006 Matter of Buschini (June 30, 2006) Robert C. Divine HQUSCIS
June 27, 2006 Consolidation of Policy Regarding Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Michael Aytes HQOPS (AFM Update AD 06-20)
June 14, 2006 Clarification of Aging Out Provisions as They Affect Preference Relatives and Immediate Family Members Under The Child Status Protection Act Section 6 and Form I-539 Adjudications for V Status (AFM Update AD 06-21) Michael Aytes HQOPS
June 06, 2006 Guidance on the Requirement of a "Permanent Offer of Employment" for Outstanding Professors and Researchers - Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 22.2(c)(2)(B) Michael Aytes HQOPS (AFM Update AD06-00)
June 06, 2006 Guidance Regarding Eligibility for Exemption from the H-1B Cap Based on 103 of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (AC21) (Public Law 106-313) Michael Aytes HQOPS (AFM Update AD 06-27)
May 03, 2006 Disclosure of Certain Information Relating to Criminal Histories of Petitioners to Potential Visa Beneficiaries Robert C. Divine HQUSCIS Docket # USCIS-2008-0069
May 03, 2006 Legal and Discretionary Analysis for Adjudication Robert C. Divine HQUSCIS
May 02, 2006 AFM Update: Chapter 31: H-1B Cap Exemption for Aliens Holding a Master's or Higher Degree from a U.S. Institution (AD 06-24) Michael Aytes HQOPS