Memo Targeting Green Card Applicants To Go Into Effect

Law360 (September 27, 2018, 4:57 PM EDT) -- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Wednesday announced that it will implement a policy memo that could send green card applicants and individuals petitioning to adjust their immigration status to deportation proceedings starting next month.

The rollout will begin on Oct. 1 on an "incremental" basis, according to the agency's announcement. The agency said the memo will not apply to employment-based petitions, such as those for H-1B skilled worker visas or H-2B temporary labor visas, or humanitarian petitions such as asylum applications.

USCIS issued a policy memo in July that strengthened its enforcement capabilities — capabilities that have traditionally been housed...

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