According to anecdotal reports, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued instructions to pull all files for Afghan nationals and expedite them, including backlogged petitions. Moreover, the agency has provided special instructions on issuing requests for evidence (RFEs) for documents from Afghanistan (considering that getting documents from within Afghanistan may not be available). Observers note that perhaps this means the agency may allow secondary evidence when adjudicating benefits.

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