Ruiz-Diaz v. United States, Change in Filing Procedures for Religious Workers

Effective October 13, the US District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned a ruling that allowed special immigrant religious workers to file their Form I-485 alongside the organizations’ Form I-360. United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) will no longer accept Forms I-485, I-131, I-765 that are filed based on are with a pending I-360 petition as of November 8. Forms I-485, I-131, and I-765 filed on or after November 8 must be submitted with an approved I-360 petition or they will be rejected.

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