Temporary or Seasonal Need for H-2A Petitions Seeking Workers for Range Sheep and/or Goat Herding or Production (PDF, 408 KB)
This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance regarding the determination of temporary or seasonal need for H-2A petitions seeking workers for range sheep or goat herding or production (hereinafter referred to as “H-2A sheep/goatherder petitions”).
Sample Notice of Filing Application for Permanent Employment Certification (PDF, 276 KB)
This AFM update revises the sample notice of filing required for certain applications for permanent employment certification to fix certain technical errors, such as an inactive website link: AFM Chapter 22.2(b)(4)(C)(v) Sample Notice of Filing.
Matter of E-A-L-O-, Adopted Decision 2019-04 (AAO Oct. 11, 2019) (PDF, 304 KB)
This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of E-A-L-O-, Adopted Decision 2019-04 (AAO Oct. 11, 2019)
Matter of D-Y-S-C-, Adopted Decision 2019-02 (AAO Oct. 11, 2019) (PDF, 306 KB)
This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of D-Y-S-C-, Adopted Decision 2019-02 (AAO Oct. 11, 2019)
Matter of A-O-C-, Adopted Decision 2019-03 (AAO Oct. 11, 2019) (PDF, 309 KB)
This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of A-O-C-, Adopted Decision 2019-03 (AAO Oct. 11, 2019)
Guidance for Processing Reasonable Fear, Credible Fear, Asylum, and Refugee Claims in Accordance with Matter of L-E-A- (PDF, 309 KB)
This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers for determining whether an applicant is eligible for asylum or refugee status or withholding of removal in light of the Attorney General’s decision in Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 581 (A.G. 2019).
Updated Guidance for Adjudication of Cuban Adjustment Act Cases (PDF, 301 KB)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in Chapter 23.11(a)(1), (h) and (n) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) relating to adjustment of status under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA).1
Matter of H-G-G-, Adopted Decision 2019-01 (AAO July 31, 2019) (PDF, 319 KB)
This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of H-G-G- as an Adopted Decision.
Initial Period of Authorized Stay for P-1S Nonimmigrant Individual Athlete’s Essential Support Personnel (PDF, 224 KB)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) to emphasize that the period of initial authorized stay for individual athletes (P-1A) and their essential support personnel (P-1S) differ under existing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulation.
Marriage Involving Minors Update (PDF, 222 KB)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) to add Chapter 21.3(a)(2)(D)(iv), Interview Guidelines for Form I-130 Spousal Petitions Involving a Minor, and to update Chapter 21.3(a)(2)(I), Interviewing Petitioner and Spouse, to incorporate additional guidance on the adjudication of Form I-130 spousal petitions involving minor(s).
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