Green card approval without USCIS interview?


Yesterday, the American Immigration Lawyers Association reported that based on a survey of AILA members, it appears that in some cases USCIS is approving some family-based and employment-based green cards without an interview. Interviews, which are normally a requirement for most green-card cases, cannot be conducted until at least May 4 because USCIS is closed due to COVID. Waiving the interview requirement would be tremendously helpful to applicants awaiting decisions on their cases. Further, waiving the requirement will help USCIS reduce the backlog that it will inevitably face once USCIS re-open for in-person business.

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