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USCIS Updates Procedures on Issuance of Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny
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USCIS Updates Procedures on Issuance of Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny

On July 13, 2018, USCIS issued a policy memorandum, providing guidance to adjudicators regarding the discretion to deny an application, petition, or other benefit request without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) if required evidence is not submitted with the initial petition/application package, or if the evidence in the record does not establish eligibility for the benefit sought. This guidance is effective September 11, 2018.This policy memo [...]
USCIS Issues New “Notice to Appear” Policy, With Significant Impacts on Applicants for Immigration Benefits
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USCIS Issues New “Notice to Appear” Policy, With Significant Impacts on Applicants for Immigration Benefits

On July 5, 2018, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) published new guidance regarding its procedures and policies for issuing Notices to Appear (NTA). An NTA is a charging document that is issued to foreign nationals, placing them in removal proceedings and directing them to appear before an immigration judge. The Department of Homeland Security has long relied upon its enforcement arm, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to handle the issuance of NTAs in most cases. [...]