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USCIS Policy Change Will Allow Denial of More Immigration Applications

Denied Immigration Application

A new immigration policy went into effect on September 11, 2018, that could cause significant harm to the chances of immigrants seeking green cards, citizenship and other changes to their status with the United States government. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced updated guidance on immigration applications that provides government officials with increased authority to deny applications that contain minor mistakes or fail to provide all of the required information on the first try.

Eliminating Courtesy Warnings

Before the updated guidance was released, USCIS typically issued what the agency referred to as courtesy warnings.

  • Request for Evidence warnings let applicants know that some of the information needed to receive a positive outcome for their cases had not yet been received by USCIS.
  • Notice of Intent to Deny warnings were intended to inform applicants of discrepancies or lack of documentation required to evaluate the case fairly and quickly.

By eliminating these notifications, USCIS will be able to reject and close more applications for citizenship and visas. This could lead to increased risks of deportations and other negative actions by USCIS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Taking Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Family

For those looking for legal ways to remain in this country, working with a qualified Miami deportation lawyer is more important than ever. Your Miami deportation lawyer can help you to provide all necessary information and to avoid any errors when submitting your paperwork to USCIS. This can eliminate the need for courtesy warnings from the agency and can ensure that you have the best possible chance when dealing with immigration issues in the current political climate.

Submitting Complete Applications

Retaining the professional services of a knowledgeable and experienced Miami deportation lawyer can pay off in faster processing for your case and improved chances of achieving success with your application for a green card, a marriage visa or other immigration proceedings. By working with a trusted attorney, you can improve your odds of staying in this country legally.

At Pozo Goldstein, we offer professional representation for immigrants at all stages of the process. Our Miami deportation team includes two former prosecutors in the immigration field and a former judge. Our high level of expertise can ensure that you receive the right legal representation for your case. Call us today at 305-856-0400 to schedule a free consultation in our office. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your family.