Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

USCIS Draft Memo for Comment: EAD Eligibility; VAWA; Battered Spouses


Eligibility for Employment Authorization upon Approval of a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petition; and, Eligibility for Employment Authorization for Battered Spouses of Certain Nonimmigrants - "This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers regarding an amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA or the “Act”) that provides eligibility for employment authorization to the beneficiary of an approved VAWA self-petition.  This PM revises Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) Chapters 21.14(l) and 30.13 (AFM Update AD07-16)." - USCIS, Dec. 12, 2012.  (Comment period ends 1-10-13)