Opening the floodgate of “deportation” This policy memo will drastically increase deportation.
On July 05, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced new policy guidelines regarding Notice to Appear issuances. A Notice to Appear (“NTA”) starts “removal” (deportation) proceeding.
In the past, USCIS had to consult with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CPB”) to issue an NTA.
Now, however, under this new guideline, USCIS has authority to issue NTAs without consulting with ICE or CPB for any of the following reasons:
- Denial of any applications to USCIS, and unlawful presence at the time of denial. (it is imperative you continue to maintain your status even after filing for the green card (adjustment of status).
- Denial of an N-400 because of a previous criminal offense; (always consult immigration attorney when you apply for N-400 (naturalization) because instead of becoming a citizen, you may get deported).
- Applications involving substantiated fraud or misrepresentation;(Make sure that you disclose everything, and even little omission can be regarded as “misrepresentation)
- Abuse of public benefits by the applicant; (always consult an immigration attorney when you seek public benefit for you or your family)
- Criminal cases with a conviction or pending charge. (make sure you consult to an immigration attorney because immigration consequence of your criminal issue can be so much damaging that criminal consequence)
The current USCIS policy is to end TPS (Temporary Protective status) for 450,000 people, and they will be subjected to removal as well.
Moreover, the current ICE policy is to reopen the removal cases that have been administratively closed and put 300,0000 people into removal proceeding.
It will increase dramatically deportation of so many people.
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