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

  1. Date Announced

    Oct. 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]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Oct. 19, 2017

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