On February 9, the USCIS Nebraska Service Center held a stakeholder teleconference on Asylee and Refugee Issues. Questions raised by stakeholders and responses from the Service Center are below.
Q. How is a newly arrived follow-to-join refugee who is joining a spouse who has been to the US for more than two years treated? Are they classified as refugees or a different status?
A. Classification is not affected by the amount of time the spouse has been in the US.