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By: Layli Eskandari Deal
In October 2017, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will start conducting in-person interviews for all green card categories, including employment-based cases. Previously, most employment-based green card cases were exempt from in-person interviews and were reviewed and adjudicated at a Service Center. This change is a direct result of the Executive Order signed by President Trump in March. USCIS has stated that the interview process is a means to improve the detection and prevention of fraud.
In-person interviews are common in family-based cases. As USCIS phases in the new cases for interviews, we can expect long delays at USCIS Field Offices where these interviews will take place.
For additional information related to this topic and for advice regarding how to navigate U.S. immigration laws you may contact Layli Eskandari Deal of the law firm of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP at (770-551-2700) or [email protected].