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

  1. Original Date Announced

    October 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]

    AILA Report; OSUP and Stay Policy AILA/ICE Liaison Meeting Minutes

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

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

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • September 25, 2009 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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