U.S. Immigration Courts & U.S.C.I.S. impacted by COVID19 Pandemic
Updated: Nov 23, 2020
The Covid19 Pandemic has spread across the United States like a never ending plague.
The Covid19 Pandemic has impacted the U.S. Immigration Courts and the many U.S.C.I.S. (United States Citizenship Immigration Services) Field Offices and Services Centers.
As a result, many U.S. Immigration Courts across the United States were shut down from the months of March till November 2020. There are still some remaining Immigration Courts (such as New York City & Texas) that are still affected by an ongoing Shutdown due to guidelines and precautionary measures from the Centers for Disease and Control (C.D.C).
Furthermore, due to the guidelines and precautionary measures implemented from the CDC, the U.S.C.I.S. Field Offices and Service Centers cannot schedule the hundreds of I-130, I-485, I-751, I-360 VAWA Green Card Interviews, I-589 Asylum, N-400 Naturalization Interviews as before due to the fatal nature of the Corona virus.
As a consequence, there are delays in the processing of Asylum, Green Card, Naturalization Applications and Biometric Appointments.