USCIS has updated the USCIS Policy Manual to reflect new guidance on how they determine whether a case warrants expedited treatment. The new guidance is effective immediately.
- Clarifies the criteria and circumstances under which we generally consider expedite requests from nonprofit organizations as determined by the Internal Revenue Service
- Provides additional examples of when we may consider expedite requests made by federal, state, or local agencies, including labor and employment agencies
- Adds examples to further illustrate how the expedite criteria relates to emergencies and urgent humanitarian reasons; and
- Explains that some circumstances may affect or delay our ability to expedite an application or petition.