Were you affected by Hurricane Harvey? Or, was your family affected by the hurricane? If so, has the hurricane somehow impacted your immigration proceedings? For example, did you lose your Green Card in the flood? Did you miss a scheduled interview with USCIS because of the Hurricane? Did you miss a biometrics appointment? “USCIS offers immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including disasters such as Hurricane Harvey,” according to USCIS’s website. So, if you have personally been affected by the hurricane, USCIS may be able to assist you. Please be aware that USCIS offers assistance on a case-by-case basis and upon the individual’s request. These are the types of measures being employed by USCIS to help immigrants affected by Hurricane Harvey:
- Changing someone’s non-immigrant status.
- Extending a non-immigrant stay for someone who is currently in the United States.
- Re-parole of those who were granted parole in the past by USCIS.
- Expedited processing of immigrants’ advanced parole requests.
- Expedited determinations of certain employment authorization applications.
- Helping individuals who could not make their scheduled USCIS interviews.
- Expedited replacement of lost, stolen or damaged Green Cards.
When individuals contact USCIS for any of the above services, the agency asks that when they make their request, they explain how they were impacted by Hurricane Harvey, and how it created a need for them to ask the USCIS for assistance. Were you, or someone in your family affected by unforeseen circumstances, such as Hurricane Harvey? If you were affected by the hurricane, you should contact The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC to see how we can assist you. If any of your immigration documents were lost, damaged, or stolen, we can explain what needs to be done to correct the issue.
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