Immigration Blog

What to Expect After USCIS Offices Reopen

USCIS shutdown in-person services at field offices and application support centers (ASCs) starting on March 18, 2020. Now it has announced a plan to reopen on or after June 4, 2020. What can you expect from this reopening?  USCIS is expected to reschedule ASC appointments for biometrics that were canceled. Those affected will receive new appointment letters in the mail.  If you had an InfoPass or other appointment scheduled, it must be rescheduled through the […]

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A Canceled EAD Biometrics Appointment May Not Delay Your EAD

With the closure of USCIS offices due to COVID-19, many EAD applicants have had their biometrics appointments canceled. However, you might not have to wait much longer than you would have before COVID-19 to receive your EAD. Why?  Even before coronavirus, there were already long processing delays for Employment Authorization Documents (EAD). It would seem like canceling biometrics appointments would set things back further.  But if you had your EAD biometrics appointment scheduled with an […]

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Extension of USCIS Office Closures

Since March 18, in-person services have been suspended at USCIS application support centers (ASCs ), asylum offices, and field offices due to COVID-19. These closures are now extended until May 3 at least. USCIS offices are expected to reopen May 4 provided closures are not extended again. While the closures remain in place, employees will: engage in services that are considered “mission-essential” and include no in-person interaction with the public; offer limited emergency services; send […]

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USCIS Sued to Seek Extensions of Expiring Legal Status

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has refused many requests to temporarily toll deadlines and the expiration dates for foreign nationals legally present in the United States, including dates related to lawful status and work authorization.  Last week, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) filed a lawsuit against USCIS to seek the temporary immediate suspension of immigration status expiration deadlines and the maintenance of status for nonimmigrants in the United States amid the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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USCIS Office Closures Extended

USCIS has extended its suspension of in-person services at field offices until at least April 7. This will impact and further delay Biometric (fingerprinting) appointments, Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) and Advance Parole (travel document) adjudications, Green Card and Naturalization interviews, Naturalization Ceremonies, and more. Learn more.  To stay up-to-date on changes, subscribe to our Immigration News Bites. Subscribe  

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USCIS Office Closures

USCIS suspended in-person services at field offices until at least April 1. This will impact and further delay Biometric (fingerprinting) appointments, Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) and Advance Parole (travel document) adjudications, Green Card and Naturalization interviews, Naturalization Ceremonies, and more. Learn more. If you have questions about this change, please reach out to the Marks Gray Immigration Team for assistance.

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