Monthly Archives: March 2021

Takeaways from the Department of State’s March 2021 Chats with Charlie Oppenheim

Takeaways from the Department of State’s March 2021 Chats with Charlie Oppenheim AILA Doc. No. 21032661 | Dated March 26, 2021 AILA’s DOS Liaison Committee provides takeaways from the DOS’s first “Chats with Charlie” held on 3/17/21 on the U.S. Department of State: Consular Affairs YouTube channel. This will be a recurring monthly segment where […]

Admissions Issues for LPRs Who Were Unable to Timely Return Due to COVID-19

Admissions Issues for LPRs Who Were Unable to Timely Return Due to COVID-19 Dated March 19, 2021 The COVID-19 global pandemic has resulted in shifting patterns of travel restrictions imposed by various countries and common carriers worldwide. It has also resulted in reduced willingness by individuals to travel even if permitted, to avoid perceived higher […]

Guidance for Filing Applications After USCIS Announces It Will Stop Applying the Public Charge Final Rule

On March 10, 2021, USCIS removed the I-944 from its webpage and provided guidance concerning previously filed Adjustment of Status Petitions, Extensions or Changes of Status Petitions as well as Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID) and Requests for Evidence (RFE) that pertain to the Public Charge Final Rule. USCIS noted that it will issue additional guidance regarding the use of affected forms.