Tag Archives: asylum law

Affirmative Asylum Backlog Explained

What is the affirmative aslyum backlog? USCIS currently has a backlog of affirmative asylum applications that have been filed and are awaiting interviews with USCIS asylum offices nationwide. Currently, there are around 40,000 cases in this backlog and that number continues to increase. 28,000 of those cases were filed in 2013 and USCIS Asylum Headquarters […]

Update for Processing of Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition

Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles continually receive updates from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the latest immigration news and changes in practices of USCIS. Beginning today, in a phased approach to enhance customer service, USCIS is improving the way it processes Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petitions. USCIS will begin transferring […]

Revisions to Categories of Asylum Cases that Require USCIS Headquarters Review

A memo from the Chief of the Asylum Division of USCIS was released on January 27, 2014 outlining and explaining changes to the list of revised categories of asylum cases that require a review by USCIS Headquarters prior to approval. These revisions are effectively immediately and can be seen below. JCS Immigration and Visa, U.S. […]