USCIS Responds to April 2016 Earthquakes
Immigration Attorney Christopher Stender has built a career assisting those who are seeking to move permanently to the United States. As an immigration attorney, Christopher Stender holds an interest in the broad range of issues that these individuals face. This includes the challenges of those affected by the recent earthquakes in Japan, Burma, and Ecuador.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the governmental organization that oversees legal immigration to the U.S., offers humanitarian provisions for a wide range of situations, including natural disasters. If individuals from outside the U.S. can show how a disaster affected them personally, there are a number of ways USCIS can help them.
USCIS provides immigration relief measures for people affected by the multiple earthquakes in April 2016. These provisions include extending the entry period for those who do not qualify for a visa and a fee waiver for qualified individuals seeking a visa. The organization also offers people with nonimmigrant status the opportunity to change or extend their status. Considerations like these can alleviate some of the burdens for people who need to begin rebuilding their lives after these recent natural disasters.