Immigration relief available for those affected by severe earthquakes

In the wake of several major earthquakes in Ecuador, Japan and Burma, USCIS announced a variety of immigration relief measures available to people affected by these natural disasters. In its April 26, 2016 press release, USCIS described the measures available upon request including a change or extension of nonimmigrant status (even if the request is filed after an authorized period of admission has expired), expedited processing of advance parole or employment authorization documents, consideration of fee waivers due to inability to pay, and replacement of a lost or damaged Legal Permanent Resident Card ("green card") or other immigration or travel documents issued by USCIS. 

Foreign nationals seeking relief under these measures must file the appropriate forms with USCIS and include information with their requests about how the natural disaster created the need for the requested relief.  For more details, please visit USCIS's website section for Humanitarian Relief and Special Situations.