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USCIS updates procedures for unaccompanied children's asylum applications

  1. Original Date Announced

    May 31, 2019

    USCIS will make independent factual inquiries in all asylum applications made by unaccompanied children (UACs) to determine whether they meet the UAC definition on the date of filing. Officers will make this determination (which requires a finding that the applicant was under 18 and unaccompanied at the time of first filing) using records, documentary evidence, and oral testimony.

    [ID #80]

    Updated Procedures for Asylum Applications Filed by Unaccompanied Alien Children
  2. Effective Date

    June 30, 2019

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies


  • New USCIS memo denies access to non-adversarial affirmative asylum procedures for many vulnderable children

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