USCIS: Immigrants in US Could Face Deportation if Denied a Change of Status Petition

by admin on November 22, 2018

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A new policy change quietly was enacted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that threatens to put non-citizens who are denied a change of immigrant status in a fast-track for deportation.

More specifically, now those denied a visa extension or “adjustment of status”, i.e. a green card or full citizenship, face being detained and sent back to their country.

In the past, the only non-citizens living in the US that could be placed on the fast-track for deportation are those who committed crimes.

According to US immigration attorney Joe Leeds, this could lead many legal immigrants living in the US, such as K1 and K2 visa holders, to not file for a green card or citizenship out of fear that their petition could be denied and–as a result–face deportation.

Also, non-citizens whose petitions are denied could also be detained by immigration authorities while proceedings take place.

Read the full story here.

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