USCIS Updates Policy Manual

August 17, 2021

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