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DHS proposes revisions to Form I-191, Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c)

  1. Date Announced

    July 8, 2020

    DHS proposes proposes substantive and non-substantive revisions to Form I-191, Application for Relief under Former Section 212(c) of the INA. USCIS and EOIR use the information on the form to properly assess and determine whether the applicant is eligible for a waiver under former section 212(c) of INA. Former section 212c waiver allows certain green card holders who have been placed in removal proceedings because they were convicted of a criminal offense to avoid being deported. Among the changes proposed include adding language to the form instructions notifying applicants that their application may be rejected or denied for failure to submit requested evidence or supporting documents. [ID #1112]

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  3. Subsequent Action

    October 16, 2020

    USCIS publishes a notice in the Federal Register of a 30-day extension of comment period on proposed revisions to Form I-191. Comments will be accepted until 11/16/20.

    USCIS 30-Day Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Revisions to Form I-191

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