The following comes from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in regards to nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone currently in the United States:
USCIS is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USCIS offers relief measures to nationals of those three countries who are currently in the United States.
Immigration relief measures that may be available if requested include:
– Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United States, even if the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired;
– Extension of certain grants of parole made by USCIS;
– Expedited adjudication and approval, where possible, of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship;
– Expedited processing of immigrant petitions for immediate relatives (currently in the United States) of U.S. citizens;
– Expedited adjudication of employment authorization applications, where appropriate; and
– Consideration for waiver of fees associated with USCIS benefit applications.
To learn more about how USCIS provides assistance to customers affected by unforeseen circumstances in their home country, visit USCIS.gov/humanitarian/special-situations.
For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit USCIS.gov, call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 or follow USCIS on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the USCIS blog The Beacon.
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