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USCIS Will No Longer Provide Deference to Prior Adjudications for Nonimmigrant Petitions

USCIS issued a policy memorandum that supersedes and rescinds prior guidance on providing deference to prior determinations of eligibility in the adjudication of petitions for extension of nonimmigrant status, including rescinding guidance from 2004 and 2015. Guidance is effective immediately.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17102461.