The International Operations Division of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently opened a new support branch in Anaheim, California, to assist in processing select paper-based applications and petitions received from its international offices. The International Adjudications Support Branch (IASB) will not accept in-person appointments.
Initially, the IASB will focus its efforts on adjudicating nonhealth related applications to waive grounds of inadmissibility (Forms I-601) from USCIS’s office in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Such applicants must continue to file their waiver applications with USCIS at the U.S. consulate having jurisdiction over their place of residence.