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USCIS Policy Memo: Duran Gonzalez Settlement Implementation (Aug. 25, 2015)

August 27, 2015 (1 min read)

SUBJECT: Additional Guidance for Implementation of the Settlement Agreement in Duran Gonzalez v. Department of Homeland Security—Adjudication of Requests for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Motions to Reopen Certain Consent to Reapply and Adjustment of Status Applications Filed in the Ninth Circuit Between August 13, 2004, and November 30, 2007

This policy memorandum (PM) supplements the guidance given in PM 602-0108 (January 31, 2015) and revises the Step-by-Step Determinations to address two legal issues not previously addressed in PM 602-0108. This supplemental guidance ensures the consistent implementation of the Settlement Agreement based on Duran Gonzalez, et al. v. Department of Homeland Security.

This PM is binding on all USCIS employees adjudicating requests to reopen on USCIS’ own motion certain consent to reapply and adjustment of status applications, as outlined in the Settlement Agreement.

- USCIS, Aug. 25, 2015.