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USCIS rescinds "hold" policy for alleged terrorism-related inadmissibility grounds (TRIG)

  1. Original Date Announced

    October 19, 2017

    USCIS eliminates its prior hold policy for certain immigrant applicants whose prior membership in a terrorist organization renders them inadmissible, regardless of whether or not their membership was or was not effectuated under duress. The memoranda also eliminates the same hold policy for the spouses and children of said applicants. The elimination of the hold policy allows denials to be issued in cases where no exemptions are available. [ID #613]

    USCIS Policy Memorandum (PM-602-0150): Revised Guidance for Processing Cases Subject to Terrorism-Related Inadmissibility Grounds and Recission of the Prior Hold Policy for Such Cases
  2. Effective Date

    October 19, 2017

Current Status

Fully in Effect

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