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NIPNLG and LAS Public Comment on USCIS Proposed Changes to Form I-485

Public Comment/Letter
Issue area
USCIS Benefits
Published: Nov. 8, 2023

NIPNLG and the Legal Aid Society have submitted a comment on proposed changes to form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence, and accompanying instructions to the form. Not only do the proposed changes increase a lengthy and complex form by 4 pages, they also add confusing questions which require the applicant to understand complicated criminal law concepts, and impose significant burdens on the noncitizen to collect evidence which will largely be unavailable.