USCIS Updates Policy Manual with Extreme Hardship Guidance

USCIS issued policy guidance today in its Policy Manual on determinations of extreme hardship to qualifying relatives as required by certain statutory waiver provisions. This guidance becomes effective December 5, 2016, and replaces any prior USCIS guidance on hardship. USCIS delineates a number of “particularly significant factors” that “often weigh heavily in support of finding extreme hardship.”