USCIS Withdraws Proposed Rule on Biometrics Expansion

by Alexander J. Segal on May. 18, 2021

Immigration Immigration  Deportation Immigration  Visa 

Summary: On May 7, 2021, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the Department of Homeland Security withdrew a proposed rule that would have expanded the biometrics collection requirements.

immigration attorney nycOn May 7, 2021, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced [link] the Department of Homeland Security withdrew a proposed rule [link] that would have expanded the biometrics collection requirement by removing age restrictions and requiring biometrics for every application, petitioner, sponsor, beneficiary, or other individual associated with an immigration or naturalization request. The proposed rule had been published on September 11, 2020. With the withdrawal of the proposed rule, the USCIS's existing policies will remain in place.

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