Refugee and Political Asylum News

State Dept. Releases Fact Sheet on Status of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

  • Fact Sheet

    Office of the SpokespersonWashington, DC
    October 24, 2017


    Based on Section 6(a) of Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” the U.S. government undertook a 120-day review of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) to identify and implement additional security screening processes in order to uphold the safety of the American people.

USCIS Policy Manual Update: Removing Obsolete Form I-643 from Filing Requirements for Certain Adjustment Applications

USCIS no longer requires refugees applying for adjustment of status under section 209 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to file Form I-643, Health and Human Services Statistical Data for Refugee/Asylee Adjusting Status.