USCIS Updates on Biometrics for Immigration Cases
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, USCIS has experienced delays in scheduling or rescheduling application support center (ASC) appointments to collect biometrics/fingerprints. The agency has provided an update on these delays. Some interesting things to note: Between March-June, 280,000 biometrics appointments were cancelled Previously cancelled appointments have not all been rescheduled yet USCIS is scheduling approximately 10,400 appointments per day As of mid-December, approximately 1.3 million application are awaiting biometrics appointments
DACA is back!
USCIS has updated its website to comply with the Court’s order restoring DACA to its original form (before the Trump Administration's 2017 memo). Here's what it means: If you are eligible for DACA, you can now file an initial application (first-time application) DACA renewals remain open Advance Parole (travel document) is back All 1 year DACA grants and work permit extensions issued in 2020 must be extended to two years People who meet the following criteria may apply for first-time DACA: Born on or after June 16, 1981 Came to the U.S. while under the age of 16 Have continuously resided in the...