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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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

Section 212 (a)(6) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Illegal Entrants and Immigration Violators, Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) to Include a New Chapter 40.6 (AFM Update AD07-18)

Issue Date: March 03, 2009 Lori Scialabba, Associate Director, Refugee, Asylum & International Operations Directorate, Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations Directorate, Pearl Chang, Acting Chief, O
March 03, 2009 Section 212 (a)(6) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Illegal Entrants and Immigration Violators, Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) to Include a New Chapter 40.6 (AFM Update AD07-18) Lori Scialabba, Associate Director, Refugee, Asylum & International Operations Directorate, Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations Directorate, Pearl Chang, Acting Chief, Office of Policy and Strategy
February 13, 2009 Revised Guidance on the Adjudication of Cases involving Terrorist-Related Inadmissibility Grounds and Amendment to the Hold Policy for such Cases Michael Aytes, Acting Deputy Director
February 09, 2009 National Security Adjudication and Reporting Requirements-Update Donald Neufeld Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations
January 15, 2009 Guidance Regarding Petitioners for U Nonimmigrant Status with More Than 3 Years in U Interim Relief Status Carlos Iturregui, Chief, Office of Policy and Strategy, Donald Neufeld, Associate Director, Domestic Operations
January 14, 2009 Adjudication of Petitions and Applications Filed by or on Behalf of Transsexual Individuals Revisons to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Subchapter 21.3 (AFM Update AD09-03) Donald Neufeld Acting Associate Lori Scialabba, Associate Director, Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Carlos Iturregui, Chief, Office of Policy and Strategy
December 31, 2008 Initial Information Concerning the Child Soldiers Accountability Act, Public Law No. 110-340 Lori Scialabba, Associate Director, Refugee, Asylum and International Operations, Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations
December 23, 2008 Revised Credible Fear Quality Assurance Review Categories and Procedures Joseph E. Langlois, Chief, Asylum Division
December 10, 2008 Extension of Validity of Medical Certifications on Form I-693 Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director Domestic Operations
October 31, 2008 Intercountry adoption under the Hague Adoption Convention and the USCIS Hague Adoption Convention rule at 8 CFR 204, 213a and 322 Lori Scialabba, Associate Director Refugee Asylum International Operations, Don Neufeld Acting Associate Director Domestic Operations
September 19, 2008 Handling of Non-Minister Special Immigrant Religious Worker Petitions Affected by the October 1, 2008, Sunset Date

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