- USCIS memo on the adjudication of Form I-360 filed by a self-petitioning adopted child when the child has been abused by the adoptive parent, since the two-year legal custody and residency requirements for these individuals has been eliminated.
This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers in adjudicating Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er) or Special Immigrant, filed by a self-petitioning adopted child, when the adopted child has been battered or abused. Please click the attachment for more information on the memorandum
Please check the attached document to read USCIS memo on timeframe to respond to RFEs on provisional unlawful presence waiver requests.
Yesterday, President Obama signed a bill that both strengthened and reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
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As stated by The New York Times, the House on Thursday gave final approval to a renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, sending a bipartisan Senate measure to President Obama after a House plan endorsed by conservatives was defeated.
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This Policy Memorandum (PM) restates the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) revocation policy.
What can happen to the US citizen if a spousal abuse case is filed by an illegal immigrant?
The abusing spouse can go to prison.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed rule on the removal of HIV infection from its list of communicable diseases of public health significance - As of now with respect to the above proposed rule the Chicago Field Office has not received any guidance from HQ. Hence the office will not hold such applications in suspension until further notice.
U.S. citizens (USC) and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) may file immigrant visa petitions with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on behalf of a spouse or child, so that these family members may immigrate to or remain in the United States. Sadly, certain cases exist where U.S. citizens and LPRs misuse their control of this process to abuse their family members. Consequently, most battered immigrants are fearful to report the abuse to the police or other authorities out of fear of losing their immigration benefits.
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