Policy Memorandum: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Overturns the Permanent Injunction Issued by the District Court in Ruiz-Diaz v. United States, No. 09-35734 (9th Cir. Aug. 20, 2010); Revisions to the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 22.3(b)(1), AFM Update AD11-01 [open pdf - 59KB]
"This Policy Memorandum (PM) implements the mandate of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturning the permanent injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Ruiz-Diaz v. United States, No. 09-35734. [...] Unless specifically exempted herein, this PM applies to all USCIS [U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services] employees and contractors who handle Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widower, or Special Immigrant, seeking the classification of special immigrant religious worker and Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, where the underlying basis is an I-360 petition seeking the classification of special immigrant religious worker. Furthermore, this PM supplements the guidance issued in the August 5, 2009 Memorandum HQDOMO AD09-45, 'Clarifying Guidance on the Implementation of the District Court's Order in Ruiz-Diaz v. United States, No C07-1881RSL (W.D. Wash. June 11, 2009) by adding an editor's note to Appendix 22-04 of the AFM [Adjudicator's Field Manual]."
Policy Memorandum: PM-602-0010
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/