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COVID-19: ICE temporarily allows filing Form I-246 through mail; extends initial check-in deadline

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 18, 2020

    ICE will temporarily permit the filing of Form I-246, Application for Stay of Deportation or Removal, by mail accompanied by money orders, certified funds, or requests for fee waivers, in lieu of in person filing. Detainees released from the Southwest Border will now be scheduled for initial reporting to a local field office 60 days after release, versus the current practice of scheduling such reporting in 30 days or less. [ID #972]

    COVID-19: ICE Allows I-246 through Mail; Extends Initial Check-in Deadline

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: ICE


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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