USCIS Alters Position on I-360 for Special Immigrant Religious Workers

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will no longer require work experience to be obtained while in lawful status for religious worker petitioners.

Based on the court ruling in Shalom Pentecostal, USCIS states it will no longer deny special immigrant religious worker petitions based on the requirements found in 8 CFR 204.5(m)(4) and (11). USCIS stated that they are making the change in order to provide a “uniform immigration policy and consistent adjudications” for all religious worker petitioners.

If you are seeking to file a Special Immigrant Religous Worker Petition, I-360, please contact the attorneys at Bagia & Associates, PC, for a consultation at (215) 922-5354.