U.S. Court of Appeals Issues Mandate Concerning Immigrant Religious Workers

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned an injunction allowing special immigrant religious workers to file their Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, concurrently with the Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant. See Ruiz-Diaz v. USA, No. 09-35734 (9th Cir. Aug. 20, 2010)

On November 8, 2010, USCIS stopped accepting adjustment of status applications filed concurrently with or based on pending I-360 petitions from persons seeking classification as special immigrant religious workers. To read full report and related files, Click Here.