USCIS has implemented expansion of in-person interviews to petitioning family members of refugees and asylees. The department of state has always been interviewing the beneficiaries that were living outside of the U.S.; USCIS also added interviews for beneficiaries who lived in the U.S. in 2018. Depending on the level of eligibility and ability to prove a bona fide familial relationship, USCIS would sometimes also interview the petitioner. The new memorandum states that both petitioners and beneficiaries will be interviewed, during this first phase of interview expansion, if they live in the U.S.
Refugees or asylees who have been admitted into the U.S. are still eligible to petition for a spouse or unmarried child. If you or someone you know can petition for a loved one, don’t wait – give Law Offices of Wiliani-Malek a call at (714) 432-1333 to start the case now!