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USCIS updates policy on applying discretion in adjudications

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 15, 2020

    USCIS issues policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the discretionary analysis required in the adjudication of certain benefit requests, including certain applications for employment authorization. [ID #1142]

    Volume 10: Employment Authorization, Part A, Employment Authorization Policies and Procedures, Chapter 5, Discretion Applying Discretion in USCIS Adjudications Volume 1: General Policies and Procedures, Part E, Adjudications, Chapter 8, Discretionary Analysis
  2. Effective Date

    July 15, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter:
Agencies Affected:

Pre Trump-Era Policies


  • American Immigration Lawyers Ass'n and American Immigration Council: Opposition to Changes to USCIS Policy Manual, Applying Discretion in USCIS Adjudications

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