USCIS to Expand In-Person Interview Requirements for Green Card Applicants
USCIS announced its plan to expand in-person interviews for prospective green card applicants. This comes as part of the agencies strategy to improve the detection and prevention of fraud and enhance the immigration system.
Beginning October 1, USCIS will begin to phase-in interviews for adjustment of status applicants based on employment and refugee/asylee relative petitions (I-730). Previously, these categories did not require interviews for their applications to be adjudicated. USCIS will now be able to use these interviews as additional fact checking of the information provided by the applicant’s in their applications and determine the credibility of the individual seeking permanent residence in the United States.
USCIS will meet the additional interview requirement through enhancements in training and technology as well as transitions in some aspects of case management.