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SIJ Policy Alert (Nov. 8, 2023)

November 08, 2023 (1 min read)

USCIS, Nov. 8, 2023

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to align with Casa Libre/Freedom House v. Mayorkas. The district court in Casa Libre issued a Declaratory Judgment stating that the tolling provisions outlined in DHS regulations are not in accordance with the 180-day timeframe for the adjudication of a special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) petition as required by statute, to the extent that the regulations allow adjudication beyond the 180-day timeframe."