Volume 6 – Immigrants
Part A – Immigrant Policies and Procedures
Part B – Family-Based Immigrants
Part C – International Orphans and Adoptees
Part D – Immigrants Filing Under Violence Against Women Act
Part E – Employment-Based Immigration
Part F – Employment-Based Classifications
Part G – Investors
Chapter 1 – Purpose and Background
Chapter 2 – Eligibility Requirements
Chapter 5 – Removal of Conditions
Chapter 6 – Deference
Part H – Designated and Special Immigrants
Part I – Family-Based Conditional Permanent Residents
Part J – Special Immigrant Juveniles
POLICY ALERT – Immigrant Investors and Debt Arrangements
October 30, 2018
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify its policy on debt arrangements.
POLICY ALERT – Geographic Area of a Regional Center
August 24, 2018
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding a regional center’s geographic area, requests to expand the geographic area, and how such requests impact the filing of Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur.
Technical Update – Rescinding Tenant-Occupancy Methodology
July 26, 2018
This technical update clarifies that the rescission of the policy regarding the tenant-occupancy methodology does not affect petitions pending on May 15, 2018 (the date USCIS announced the rescission).
POLICY ALERT – Rescinding Tenant-Occupancy Methodology
May 15, 2018
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to reflect that, as of May 15, 2018, USCIS no longer considers tenant occupancy to be a reasonable methodology to support economically or statistically valid forecasting tools.
POLICY ALERT – Documentation of Conditional Resident Status for Investors with a Pending Form I-829
May 02, 2018
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance regarding the documentation of conditional permanent resident (CPR) status for employment-based fifth preference (EB-5) immigrants.
POLICY ALERT – Job Creation and Capital At Risk Requirements for Investors
June 14, 2017
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating the USCIS Policy Manual to provide further guidance regarding the job creation and capital at risk requirements for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, and Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status.
POLICY ALERT – Employment-Based Fifth Preference Immigrants: Investors
November 30, 2016
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance regarding the eligibility requirements for regional centers and immigrant investors.
POLICY ALERT – Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification and Special Immigrant-Based Adjustment of Status
October 26, 2016
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance regarding the special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) classification and special immigrant-based (EB-4) adjustment of status, including adjustment based on classification as a special immigrant religious worker, SIJ, and G-4 international organization or NATO-6 employee or family member, among others.
INA 101(b) - Definition of child
8 CFR 103.3 - Untimely motion to reconsider
8 CFR 103.5 - Untimely appeal and reopening or reconsideration
8 CFR 205.1(a)(3)(iv) - Reasons for automatic revocation
8 CFR 216.3 - Termination of conditional permanent resident status
INA 203(b)(4) - Certain special immigrants
INA 245(h) - Adjustment of special immigrant juveniles
INA 287(h) - Protecting abused juveniles
Pub. L. 102-395 - Section 610 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1993
- G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative
- I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion
- I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant
- I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
- I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur
- I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status
- I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
- I-924, Application For Regional Center Under the Immigrant Investor Program
- I-924A, Annual Certification of Regional Center (Supplement to Form I-924)