USCIS released a News Alert on Thursday, October, 15th listing immigration relief measures that may help people affected by the recent flooding disaster in South Carolina.
These immigration relief measures may be available upon request:
• 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.
• Re-parole of individuals previously granted parole by USCIS.
• Expedited processing of advance parole requests.
• Expedited adjudication of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship.
• Expedited adjudication of employment authorization applications, where appropriate.
• Consideration of fee waivers due to an inability to pay.
• Assistance for those who received a Request for Evidence or a Notice of Intent to Deny but were unable to appear for an interview, submit evidence or respond in a timely manner.
• Replacing lost or damaged immigration or travel documents issued by USCIS, such as a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).
• Rescheduling of scheduled biometrics appointment.
Remember when making any requests; explain how the South Carolina flooding created a need!
Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 10/15/15, News Alert:
USCIS Alerts Customers Affected by South Carolina Floods to Available Immigration Relief