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USCIS proposes substantial changes to the USCIS motions and appeals process (Form I-290B)

  1. Original Date Announced

    December 6, 2019

    USCIS requests public comment on proposed revisions to Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, which would make substantial and substantive changes to the USCIS motions and appeals processes. Among other things, USCIS is proposing a revision to Form I-290B that would allow affected parties to waive the Initial Field Review (IFR) process. USCIS is also proposing restrictions on the use of new evidence for appeals and motions as well as changes to the standard of review. [ID #1131]

    60-Day Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities Supporting Statement Submitted to OMB Table of Changes - Form Table of Changes - Form instructions
  3. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    March 18, 2021

    30 day notice and request for comments

    Under the Biden administration, USCIS announced it will be submitting Form I-290B as an extension without change to the OMB for review and clearance and has provided an additional 30 days for public comments.

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Current Status

Not in effect
March 18, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Proposed
Trump Administration Action: Forms and Information Collection
Agencies Affected: USCIS


  • ASISTA and CLINIC comments to Form I-290B

    On 4/16/20, ASISTA and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) submitted comments regarding proposed revisions to Form I-290B.

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  • AILA Joins Joint Comment Opposing Changes to Form I-290B

    On 2/4/20, AILA joined CLINIC, ASISTA, KIND, the Council, ILRC and the Tahirih Justice Center in a joint comment opposing USCIS’s proposed revisions to Form I-290B and its instructions.

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  • USCIS Is Hiding Damaging Changes Behind Its Motions and Appeals Form Proposal

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