On March 11, 2011 a tsunami caused by a huge magnitude 8.9 earthquake devastated the Northeast cost of Honshu, Japan. In April 8, 2011 a second earthquake, 7.1 magnitudes, rocked northeast Japan. Responding to these recent disasters, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Japanese nationals of certain U.S. immigration benefits available upon request.
Indeed, USCIS understands that a natural disaster can affect an individual’s ability to establish or maintain lawful immigration status. Thus, few temporary relief measures are available to eligible nationals of Japan. For example, the grant of an application for change or an extension of non-immigrant status for an individual currently in the United States are possible, even when the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired. Moreover, the USCIS expedites adjudication and approval where possible, of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship. They process of immigrant petitions for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents; and employment authorization where appropriate. USCIS also offers assistance to legal permanent residence stranded overseas without immigration documents such as Green Cards and to visitors traveling under the Visa Waiver Program.
If you need help with an immigration issue, you should contact Boyer Law Firm. We deal with immigration cases on a daily basis for clients from different countries such as France, Italy, Canada… and we have been able to obtain good results. We will be happy to find a way to resolve your immigration problem.