USCIS published a policy memo on July 5, 2018 expanding adjudicators’ discretion to deny an immigration application without first issuing a Request for Evidence or Notice of Intent to Deny when the evidence initially submitted fails to establish eligibility for the requested benefit. Read CLINIC’s FAQs on this new guidance here.
Changes in Immigration Policy
USCIS publicly released two memos on July 5, 2018 that update and change agency guidance to field officers on when they are to issue Form I-862, Notice to Appear, or NTA, and Referrals to ICE, or RTIs, to people who are considered “removable.”
The current 18-month grant of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Somalia will expire on Sept. 17, 2018 unless extended by the secretary of Homeland Security. By statute, the DHS secretary must decide whether to extend and/or redesignate or terminate TPS for Somalia by July 19, 2018.
The current 18-month grant of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Yemen will expire on Sept. 3, 2018 unless extended by the secretary of Homeland Security. By statute, the DHS secretary must decide whether to extend and/or redesignate or terminate TPS for Yemen by July 5, 2018.
In the consolidated cases NAACP v. Trump and Trustees of Princeton University v. United States, a federal court judge has ruled against the Administration, holding that its rescission of DACA was arbitrary and capricious. However, the court stayed its order to vacate the administration’s rescission memo for 90 days to give the administration the opportunity to further explain the reasoning behind its rescission of DACA.
This quick guide will assist TPS holders in understanding DHS decisions on TPS, including terminations and indecisions. The guide also offers seven steps TPS holders can take to prepare and provides helpful links to resources.
Do you have clients with Temporary Protected Status who reside in the jurisdiction of either the Sixth or Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals? These frequently asked questions explain how current USCIS policy permits individuals who entered the United States without inspection, but subsequently received TPS, adjust to lawful permanent resident status.
This document can help undocumented individuals determine whether they might qualify for some sort of immigration relief and whether they are at high risk of being arrested by immigration.