Recently Released NTA Policy Memo Now Delayed for Further Guidance

Recently Released NTA Policy Memo Now Delayed for Further Guidance

On July 30, 2018 USCIS released and update indicating the agency will delay the implementation of their new policy (released June 28, 2018) authorizing the agency to begin initiating removal (deportation) proceedings for certain individuals seeking immigration benefits by issuing notices to appear (NTAs). A shift from previous policy that did not authorize the agency to initiate NTAs.

USCIS To Begin Issuing Denials Without First Issuing RFEs | KNG Law

USCIS To Begin Issuing Denials Without First Issuing RFEs | KNG Law

Today, July 13, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a policy memorandum (PDF, 113 KB) (PM) that provides guidance to USCIS adjudicators regarding their discretion to deny an application, petition, or request without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) when required initial evidence was not submitted or the evidence of record fails to establish eligibility.