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ICE imposes new removal deadline on noncitizens with pending U visa applications

  1. Date Announced

    Oct. 26, 2017

    ICE informs AILA that it will take enforcement action against immigrants with final orders of removal and pending U visa applications if USCIS does not, within five days, issue a determination that the application will likely be approved. [ID #282]

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Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: ICE USCIS

Prior Policies

  • Previously, ICE would generally wait to approve or deny the stay of removal until a prima facie determination was issued by USCIS, which often took longer than five days given USCIS’ workload.

    ICE Memorandum re U-Visa Removals

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