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ICE releases Fact Sheet on Directive 11005.2 allowing ICE power to immediately remove U Visa Petitioners

  1. Date Announced

    Aug. 2, 2019

    ICE releases a fact sheet on Directive 11005.2 indicating that the agency is no longer required to seek a prima facie determination from USCIS before deciding whether to grant a stay of removal to a U Visa petitioner. Instead, “ICE officers and attorneys will review the totality of the circumstances, including any favorable or adverse factors, and any federal interest(s) implicated....” ICE has not released the directive text. [ID #773]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Aug. 2, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: U/T/VAWA Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: ICE USCIS

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