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Thank you for your March 11, 2016 and June 29, 2016 letters. Secretary Johnson asked that I respond on his behalf. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not made any recent changes to policies for defining or interpreting temporary need in the adjudication of H-2B petitions.
Thank you for sharing with me during our meeting on June 7, 2016, your concerns about the cap being reached on Commonwealth-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) nonimmigrant visas for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.
I would like to thank you for your recommendations to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding parole for principal U nonimmigrant status (U visa) petitioners on the waiting list who reside abroad and any qualifying derivative family members who reside abroad. USCIS welcomes the opportunity to respond to the three recommendations.
This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers regarding the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA).
Thank you for your June 2, 2016 letter. Secretary Johnson asked that I respond on his behalf. We appreciate your interest in Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.