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USCIS announces plans to issue NTA's to certain foreign nationals whose humanitarian petitions or associated adjustment applications are denied

  1. Original Date Announced

    November 9, 2018

    Beginning November 19, USCIS may issue a Notice to Appear (NTA) to initiate removal proceedings when the following petition types, or associated applications for adjustment of status, are denied, and the foreign national is out of status and does not timely depart the United States: • Forms I-914/I-914A, Applications for T Nonimmigrant Status; • Forms I-918/I-918A, Petitions for U Nonimmigrant Status; • Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant (Violence Against Women Act self-petitions and Special Immigrant Juvenile petitions); • Form I-929, Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant; and • Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition, when the beneficiary is present in the U.S.​ [ID #59]

    USCIS Notice: USCIS to Continue Implementing New Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear
  2. Effective Date

    November 19, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Refugees U/T/VAWA Humanitarian
Agencies Affected: ICE USCIS

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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