Updates from USCIS: SAVE Initiative and Free Interpreters
On September 10, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the launch of a new Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) initiative. The new initiative enables agencies that administer federal means-tested benefits to ensure more effective compliance with federal laws, regulations, and policies related to financial support of aliens by their sponsors and agency reimbursement. Find the complete announcement HERE.
On September 23, 2020, the agency also announced a temporary final rule to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by using government-contracted telephonic interpreters for affirmative asylum interviews at no cost to the applicant. Read the full rule HERE.