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February 25, 2016POLICY ALERTAdjustment of Status Policies and Procedures and 245(a) Adjustment
November 10, 2015POLICY ALERTMedia Representatives (I) Nonimmigrant Visa Classification
July 21, 2015POLICY ALERTModifications to Oath of Allegiance for Naturalization
July 20, 2015Technical Update – Multiple Absences and Residence and Physical Presence
July 20, 2015Technical Update – Child Citizenship Act and Children of U.S. Government Employees Residing Abroad
October 28, 2014POLICY ALERTEffect of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) on Immigration and Acquisition of Citizenship Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
October 21, 2014Technical Update – Religious Missionaries Abroad and Residence and Physical Presence

Volume 7 – Adjustment of Status

Part L – Refugee Adjustment

POLICY ALERTRefugee and Asylee-Based Adjustment of Status under Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 209

March 04, 2014

​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address adjustment of status applications filed by refugees and asylees under INA sections 209(a) and 209(b).

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Legal Authorities

  • INA 101(a)(42) - Definition of refugee

  • INA 207, 8 CFR 207 - Annual Admission of Refugees and Admission of Emergency Situation Refugees
  • INA 209, 8 CFR 209 - Adjustment of Status of Refugees

  • Pub. L. 96-212 - Refugee Act of 1980

Current as of February 25, 2016