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USCIS Issues Policy Alert on Procedures for Terminating Asylum Status in Relation to Consideration of an Application for Adjustment of Status

8/21/20 AILA Doc. No. 20082132. Adjustment of Status, Asylum

USCIS issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to update and clarify the procedures USCIS officers follow when termination of asylum status is considered in relation to adjudicating an asylum-based adjustment of status application. The policy is effective August 21, 2020; comments are due September 22, 2020.

Policy Highlights

  • Clarifies current termination procedures, including that USCIS may terminate asylum status if USCIS or legacy Immigration and Naturalization Services granted asylum status, and outlines how officers should handle termination cases for aliens residing in the Ninth Circuit.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20082132.