US Citizenship and Immigration services (USCIS) reminds people that there is relief available to those affected by natural disasters, such as the severe earthquakes recently in Ecuador, Japan and Burma.
Some of the relief options include:
If you are seeking relief because of the natural disaster, you must still file the USCIS form that is normally required for this relief. You should include an explanation as to why you are seeking the relief requested.
For more information, see: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/special-situations.
Elaine Martin has been practising US and global immigration law since 1997. She is an immigrant herself (from Ireland), so has a special understanding of the legal and emotional challenges involved in relocating to a new country.