Victims of Crimes May Now Have a Quicker Path to Employment Authorization
In an effort to assist victims of crimes, (U Visa Petitioners), and aid law enforcement, the USCIS has created a new procedure called Bona Fide Determination. USCIS will now have the ability to allow employment authorization, hopefully adding a level of safety to the victim, while he/she assists law enforcement in their investigations. USCIS Acting Director Tracy Renaud said that “These are individuals who have come forward to help law enforcement keep us all safe, but who are in need of a measure of protection for themselves as well.”
The new process applies to all Form I-918 and Form I-918A petitions that are currently pending or filed on or after June 14, 2021. For more specifics, please refer to the USCIS Policy Manual.
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Joseph G. Cella, Esq. is the managing founder of Cella & Associates, LLC. During his nearly 30 years of practicing Immigration Law, Mr. Cella has been published in the New Jersey Law Journal, and has authored many articles on Immigration Law. Mr. Cella has also lectured on numerous topics of immigration law for a number of organizations including the Federal Bar Association