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Immigration Minute 5-10-2021

In our weekly series Immigration Minute, immigration attorney Mario Godoy gives you the week’s immigration news and updates in 1 minute. Mario shares this week’s immigration update on May 10, 2021.


Welcome to the Immigration Minute with Godoy Law Office, where we give you the recent immigration updates in a minute. 

This week we cover the reunification of separated families, a plan to speed up the processing of open immigration cases and the suspension of Biometrics in certain cases.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Mayorkas, and the Family Reunification Task Force announced that family reunifications will begin the first week of May. Per the announcement, the task force has been working to establish a database of separated families to correct the inaccuracies and files, and build a process to find every family.

Additionally, the Department of State has said it’s going to take a tiered approach to triage current open Immigration Visa Applications. They identified four priority tiers listing the main categories of Immigrant Visas in each:

• Tier 1 categories include immediate relatives, adoptions, age-out cases and certain special immigrant visas.

USCIS will suspend the Biometrics requirement for certain I-539 applicants beginning for a two-year period, starting May 17th of this year. Biometrics is basically taking fingerprints and doing a criminal background check, but the idea is that they need to catch up and this is going to speed that process going forward. 

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