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By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made several updates to its USCIS Policy Manual. Highlights include:

  • Policy guidance to address the urgent need for additional civil surgeons to conduct immigration medical examinations in support of Operation Allies Refuge (for certain Afghan Special Immigrant Visa applicants)
  • Technical update adding references to the EB-5 visa program in Child Status Protection Act guidance
  • Revised policy guidance to comply with a recent court order involving immigrant investors and investment of loan proceeds
  • Policy guidance on change of status to nonimmigrant student (F-1) visa classification
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