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 Specifically, the updated guidance rescinded prior guidance implementing the “rejection policy” instructing adjudicators to reject applications with blank response fields.

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