The Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Wednesday released new guidelines that make the process of obtaining permanent residency easier or Green card And other types of visas.
The company said in a statement that it was updating its policy to process applications expeditiously, improving the requirements for additional sources and that there were notices aimed at rejecting the application. He also announced an extension of the work permit period from one to two years For some applicants.
“We are taking steps to eliminate policies that do not encourage access to legal immigration, and we will continue to make improvements to modernize our immigration system and help people move on the path to citizenship,” said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Myorgas said.
This will help you to get visas and permanent residency
The Biden administration is removing the Trump term policy that allowed immigration officials to deny some incomplete or improper visa applications, Including permanent residences, Without first submitting a Request for Additional Sources (RFE) or a Notice of Objection (NOID) by the authorities denying the request.
That is what it means Immigrants now have the opportunity to submit additional documents and “accidentally” correct errors and omissions., So that your requests are not denied.
“Typically, the USCIS officer will issue an RFE and NOI when it is determined that the additional information or explanation required will lead the applicant to qualify for immigration benefit,” the agency said.
Applications are expedited
Criteria for defining who is applying have been updated so that their requests can be processed faster.
Non-profit organizations that use “the interests of America’s social and cultural interests” will now be included.
Extension of employment accreditations
One of the biggest challenges facing immigrants in obtaining a work permit (EAD) is the need for asylum seekers, permanent residency applications and internship (OPT) students. Time for officials to respond.
In many cases, even if the permit is granted, it comes too late, after the expiration of the qualifying period for people to use it.
Therefore, the Biden administration Has extended the validity of work permits to two years For foreigners for new applications and updates.
Officials explained that as the number of requests they receive each year is reduced, they seek to save resources in this way, and this could take advantage of the time they invest in processing them into other priority areas.
“These measures are in line with the priorities of the Biden and Harris management Remove unnecessary barriers in the immigration legal system Reduce the burden on non-citizens who are eligible for immigration benefits, ”said Tracy Renat, Executive Director, USCIS.
“USCIS is committed to promoting policies and practices that ensure its operation is fair, efficient and humane, which represents a land of opportunity for those seeking the heritage of the United States,” the official added.