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USCIS Issues Policy Guidance on Applications for Discretionary Employment Authorization Involving Certain Adjustment Applications or Deferred Action

USCIS issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding applications for discretionary employment authorization based on 8 CFR 274a.12(c)(9) (pending application for adjustment of status under INA §245) or 8 CFR 274a.12(c)(14) (grant of deferred action). USCIS is also providing guidance outlining the categories of individuals eligible for discretionary employment authorization. Comments are due February […]

EOIR Announces Release of Online Policy Manual

The Policy Manual provides stakeholders with access to all of EOIR’s policies in a single resource, and includes the Immigration Court and Board of Immigration Appeals Practice Manuals, the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer Practice Manual, and all current agency policy memoranda. The Policy Manual will be regularly updated, and the most current […]

Lawsuit Filed Against EOIR’s Rule Changing Appellate Process

Several plaintiff groups, including CLINIC, Florence Immigration Project, and the National Immigrant Justice Center, filed suit against the EOIR and DOJ, alleging the agency’s rule, entitled Appellate Procedures and Decisional Finality in Immigration Proceedings, Administrative Closure, was unlawfully issued. Plaintiffs argue that the rule was issued without authority and without effective comment period. The regulation […]

District Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Against New Asylum Regulations

Judge James Donato of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California preliminarily enjoined the government from implementing, enforcing, or applying the final rule issued by DHS and DOJ on 12/11/20 titled “Procedures for Asylum and Withholding of Removal; Credible Fear and Reasonable Fear Review” or any related policies or procedures, including the […]

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