As a result of litigation in Vangala v. USCIS challenging USCIS’s blank-space rejection policy, where the agency rejected applications because of blank spaces, USCIS has agreed to pause implementation of the rejection policy starting December 24, 2020. According to counsel, the parties will enter into negotiations to resolve the claims, including a remedy for proposed class members who have had applications rejected.

Those who received a rejection notice dated after December 24, 2020, can contact plaintiffs’ counsel at

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