Apr 19 2004
BCIS Eliminates Certain Circuit Ride Locations for Asylum / NACARA 203 Applicants
The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) has released a notice to inform asylum applicants and individuals applying for relief under section 203 of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA 203) of changes in certain interview locations. This notice specifically relates to the Chicago, Illinois and Houston, Texas Asylum offices.
As of May 3, 2004 the BCIS will eliminate two circuit ride locations related to its Houston Asylum office: Harlingen, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Cincinnati, Ohio and Lousville, Kentucky circuit ride locations, both related to the BCIS Chicago Asylum office, will also be eliminated.
Houston Asylum Office: All asylum and NACARA 203 applicants who live within the jurisdiction of the BCIS District Office in Harlingen, Texas, will now have their asylum and/or NACARA 203 interviews conducted at the Houston Asylum Office.
In addition, all asylum and NACARA 203 applicants who live reside within the jurisdiction of the BCIS District Office in New Orleans, Louisiana, with the exception of those living in either Arkansas, Tennessee or Mississippi (all of whom interview in Memphis, Tennessee) will also have their asylum and/or NACARA 203 interviews conducted at the Houston Asylum Office.
All other Houston circuit ride locations -- Denver, Colorado; El Paso, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; and Salt Lake City, Utah -- will remain active.
Chicago Asylum Office: All asylum and NACARA 203 applicants who live within Columbus, Toledo, Cincinnati, Mansfield, Dayton, Chilicothe, and Lima, Ohio and within certain portions of Indiana (zip code areas 47000-47099), will now have their asylum and/or NACARA 203 interviews conducted in the Chicago Asylum Office.
In addition, all asylum and NACARA 203 applicants who live in Louisville, Kentuckywill also have their interviews conducted in the Chicago Asylum Office. <
All asylum and NACARA 203 applicants who will be affected by these changes in venues will be notified of the changed lication via an Interview Notice, that informs the applicant of the date, time and place of the interview. Interviews already scheduled to take place will not be affected by this notice. These interviews will take place at their originally stated locations.
For more information on this BCIS notice, please contact Joanna Ruppel, Deputy Director, Asylum Division, Office of Asylum and Refugee Affairs, Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 425 I Street, NW., Attn: ULLICO, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20536. (T) 202.305.2714.