USCIS is giving strategy direction in the USCIS Policy Manual teaching officials to offer concession to earlier conclusions while settling expansion requests including similar parties and facts except if there was a material mistake, material change, or new material realities.

With this update, USCIS is returning in substance to earlier long-standing directions given in 2004, which guided officials to by and large concede to earlier conclusions of qualification while arbitrating augmentation demands including similar parties and facts as the initial petition or application. In 2017, USCIS revoked the 2004 guidance.

This update is as per President Biden’s leader request, Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans. The chief request guides the secretary of country security to recognize boundaries that obstruct admittance to immigration advantages and fairness, productive mediations of these advantages. Bearing the cost of yielding to earlier endorsements including similar parties promotes productive and reasonable immigration benefits.