Friday, 2 November 2012

Temporary Immigration Benefit Relief Measures Available to Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

02 Nov 2012
USCIS has posted a reminder to immigrants and nonimmigrants affected by Hurricane Sandy of certain benefits and relief that may be available to them. Eligible individuals may apply or request the temporary following relief measures:
  • Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for someone currently in the U.S., even when the request is filed after the expiration of the authorized period of admission;
  • Extension or re-parole of individuals previously granted parole by USCIS;
  • Expedited review and adjudication of off-campus employment authorization applications from F-1 students who are experiencing severe economic hardship;
  • Expedited adjudication of employment authorization applications; and
  • The provision of assistance to legal permanent residents who are stranded overseas without immigration or travel documents.

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