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Introducing the USCIS Policy Manual

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Today USCIS is beginning the transition toward an online, centralized manual of immigration policies by releasing the first volume of the new USCIS Policy Manual.  This follows an unprecedented, agency-wide review of USCIS policies, and incorporates feedback from thousands of agency employees, customers and stakeholders.

The complete USCIS Policy Manual will comprise several volumes, each dealing with different areas of immigration, including citizenship and naturalization, protection and parole, adjustment of status, admissibility, refugees and asylum, waivers, and travel and employment. The new Policy Manual will ultimately replace USCIS’ current Adjudicators Field Manual, or AFM, and the current USCIS Immigration Policy Memoranda website.

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