Interview Requirement Change for Permanent Residence

According to a news release from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, (AILA Doc. No. 17082846), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is planning to begin requiring interviews for all adjustment of status applications based on employment. The requirement may be extended to other categories as well. It is rumored that this requirement will go into effect on October 1, 2017, for all employment-based adjustment applicants and also all I-730 refugee and asylum petitions.

Some critics of this policy change say it could further slow the already backlogged visa application process. This change is part of President Trump's executive order from March 2017 that included increased scrutiny of individuals applying for visas.

According to Greg Chen, the director of government relations for AILA, this change will likely be "disastrous for the economy and the country."

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