The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service issued an update on the USCIS operations relating to Hurricane Katrina immigrant victims.
The USCIS announced that their office in New Orleans was not
damaged and that their records are intact. However, the New Orleans Immigration Court is closed until further notice. The Court has informed immigration practitioners that no action will be taken on any case arising out of hurricane-affected areas for the time being. The state of Immigration Court records is unknown. The Immigration Court has stated that their personnel are safe.