Entries by Dunn Law Firm

USCIS Policy Memorandum to Potentially Have a Marked Impact Upon Incomplete NIW Filings

USCIS adjudicators have recently received more latitude to deny immigration applications, petitions and requests.  Last month, a USCIS policy memorandum (PM-601-0163) became effective that affords the USCIS the ability to deny an application without first issuing a Request for Evidence or Notice of Intent to Deny if the application lacks a certain degree of requisite […]

USCIS Policy Memorandum Likely to Make Notices to Appear More Frequent

INTRODUCTION Recently, the U.S. government implemented a USCIS Policy Memorandum (PM-602-0050.1) that has increased the number of scenarios in which Notices to Appear will be issued. Generally speaking, a Notice to Appear (“NTA”) is typically the first step in the removal or deportation process.  More specifically, an NTA is a document that requires the recipient […]