Temporary Relief for Immigrants Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a news alert, advising stakeholders impacted by Hurricane Harvey of the immigration relief that may be available on a case-by-case basis. Some of the types of relief that may be requested include:

  • Changing a nonimmigrant status or extending a nonimmigrant stay for an individual currently in the United States (Failure to apply for the extension or change before expiration of your authorized period of admission may be excused if the delay was due to extraordinary circumstances beyond your control.)
  • Expedited processing of advance parole requests
  • Expedited adjudication of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship
  • Expedited adjudication of employment authorization applications, where appropriate
  • Assistance for those who received a request for evidence or a notice of intent to deny but were unable to submit evidence or otherwise respond in a timely manner
  • Assistance if you were unable to appear for a scheduled interview with the USCIS
  • Expedited replacement of lost or damaged immigration or travel documents issued by the USCIS

The full list of relief measures that may be provided can be found in the news alert. The alert further includes instructions on how a person may request such immigration relief.


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