Effective March 18, 2019, changes were implemented with the InfoPass program in the Miami district. InfoPass is a free online service that allows you to schedule an appointment with a USCIS immigration officer. Prior to the changes, you were able to go online at any time to schedule your appointment instead of requesting it in person at your local USCIS office. Unfortunately, Miami is doing away with InfoPasses for immigration cases. Read more about the InfoPass “Modernization Program” from the attorneys at Hubbs Law Firm in Miami, FL and how it could affect you.
Payment of Filing Fees for EOIR Motions to Reopen
As part of the InfoPass Modernization Program, Miami District Field Offices have begun requiring that attorneys obtain an InfoPass appointment through the call center in order to fee in EOIR motions to reopen. However, numerous reports have indicated that the call center will not issue an InfoPass appointment for this purpose.
It’s an issue that is not being taken lightly and being raised on a national level. Fortunately, there seems to be a few ways to work around this. You may have luck with other strategies, such as mailing in the fee and submitting the motion with proof the fees were mailed or requesting a fee waiver if possible when filing the motion to reopen.
AILA Complaint System Discontinued
Immediately after the InfoPass Modernization Program was implemented in Miami on March 18, 2019, the AILA South Florida USCIS Liaison Committee was advised that the AILA Complaint System will be discontinued as a result of the new policies. All inquiries will now have to go through the call center, however, we are inquiring as to whether or not the USCIS will process complaints received before that date.
At Hubbs Law Firm, Miami immigration attorneys stay up to date on all recent policy changes that can potentially affect our clients with immigration cases. If you are in need of a knowledgeable and experienced immigration lawyer in the South Florida area, please contact us today at 305-665-9040 for a free consultation.
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