USCIS has released a News Alert highlighting some of the available immigration relief measures that may assist eligible Yemeni nationals. The country of Yemen has going conflicts between several different groups, which are pushing the country to the edge of civil war.
Immigration relief measures that may be available upon request include:
• Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United States, even if the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired;
• Extension of certain grants of parole made by USCIS;
• Expedited adjudication and approval, where possible, of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship;
• Expedited adjudication of employment authorization applications, where appropriate; and • Consideration for waiver of fees associated with USCIS benefit applications, based on an inability to pay.
Note: To learn more about how USCIS can provide assistance to immigrants living in country’s with Special Situations, please visit the link http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/special-situations.
Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 4/28/15, News Alert:
USCIS Alerts Yemeni Nationals to Available Immigration Relief Measures
USCIS.gov, 11/27/13, Web Page:
New York Times, Article:
Yemen – Chronology of Coverage