NSC agrees to stop denying AP applications based on travel
Recently, USCIS has been erroneously denying advanced parole applications for applicants that have travelled while the application was pending, even though the law clearly states that certain applicants (L and H visa holders) are exempt from travel restrictions during the adjustment process. During the August 10, 2017, USCIS Nebraska Service Center (NSC) stakeholder teleconference, a USCIS official agreed to stop denying Advance Parole applications for applicants who had other valid means of returning to the United States. While the NSC has agreed to cease the practice of denying AP applications under the circumstances discussed above, we have yet hear from the other USCIS service centers that adjudicate I-131 applications. We expect that they will follow NSC, but are still awaiting confirmation.