FAQ: USCIS Updates Intake Policies and Halts the Rejection Policy in Response to Vangala v. USCIS
- Organization: National Immigration Litigation Alliance, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Van Der Hout, LLP
- Document Type: Brief/Motion Papers
- Date Created: Thursday, January 14, 2021
- Attachment(s): PDF
In January 2021, USCIS shared updated guidance directing adjudicators to cease rejecting asylum applications(Form I-589) and U visa applications (Form I-918). Specifically, the updated guidance rescinded prior guidance implementing the “rejection policy” instructing adjudicators to reject applications with blank response fields.