On May 29, 2019, ASISTA and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) sent a letter to USCIS leadership expressing concern that the two-month grace period to transition to the new Form I-918 would cause hardship to survivors, advocates, and law enforcement agencies. 

On Friday, June 21, 2019, USCIS updated the I-918 Form website, so that information regarding the edition date now reads:

  • Edition Date: 04/24/19. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, we will only accept the 04/24/19 edition. Until then, you can use the 02/07/17 edition.

Read USCIS’ news alert here. Thank you to all the attorneys and advocates who shared how the short grace period would impact their agency and their work on behalf of survivors. We will provide any update if additional information becomes available.