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USCIS Policy Memo re TRIG, hold policy

PM-602-0051 - Revised Guidance on the Adjudication of Cases Involving Terrorism-Related Inadmissibility Grounds (TRIG) and Further Amendment to the Hold Policy for Such Cases - "This Policy Memorandum (PM) provides updated instruction to all U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices...

Terrorist-Related Inadmissibility Grounds (TRIG) Stakeholder Engagement

The USCIS Terrorist-Related Inadmissibility Grounds (TRIG) Working Group will host their quarterly stakeholder meeting on December 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm (EST) in the RAIO Training Room at 20 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The purpose of this engagement is for USCIS to provide updates and ...

TRIG Memo for KLA

Implementation of New Discretionary Exemption Under Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) for Activities and Associations Relating to the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) - USCIS, July 5, 2012 .

Federal Register: TRIG Memo for KLA

"This determination is based on an assessment related to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States as they apply to the particular persons described herein and shall not have any application with respect to other persons or to other provisions of U.S. law. Dated: July...

Federal Register: TRIG Exemption

"Following consultations with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, I hereby conclude, as a matter of discretion in accordance with the authority granted to me by section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(B)(i), as amended, as well as the...

Recently Posted USCIS TRIG Memos

- Implementation of New “Limited General” Discretionary Exemption Under Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) for Qualified Applicants with Specified Associations and Activities with Qualified Undesignated, or “Tier III,” Terrorist Organizations - USCIS...

TRIG Exemptions for ARENA, FMLN: DHS Exercises of Authority under the INA

"Following consultations with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, I hereby conclude, as a matter of discretion in accordance with the authority granted to me by section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(B)(i), as amended, as well as the...

TRIG Exemptions for DMLEK and ELF

"Following consultations with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, I hereby conclude, as a matter of discretion in accordance with the authority granted to me by section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(B)(i), as amended, as well as the...

Advance Copies of TRIG Exemptions for 'Limited' and 'Insignificant' Material Support

"...paragraphs 212(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI)(bb) and (dd) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI)(bb) and (dd), shall not apply with respect to an alien who provided limited material support to an organization described in section 212(a)(3)(B)(vi)(III) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(vi)(III), or to...

DOS/DHS Add Two New TRIG Material Support Exemptions

"... paragraphs 212(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI)(bb) and (dd) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI)(bb) and (dd), shall not apply with respect to an alien who provided limited material support to an organization described in section 212(a)(3)(B)(vi)(III) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(vi)(III), or...

Jurisdictional Mandamus Victory, TRIG AOS Delay: Assadi v. Beers

"In this action, plaintiff Mortezza Assadi ("plaintiff or "Assadi") seeks an order mandating that the defendants finally adjudicate his application for permanent resident status, which has been pending for over 14 years. Now before the Court is defendants' Motion to Dismiss [Doc...

USCIS TRIG Exemption Memo for KDP, PUK

"On December 19,2014, the President signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (NDAA FY 2015), Public Law (P.L.) 113-291, 128 Stat. 3292 (2014). Section 1264(a)(I) of the NDAA FY 2015 provides that the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan...

Advance Copy of New TRIG Exemptions

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/13/2016 - "Following consultations with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, I have determined that the grounds of inadmissibility at sec. 212(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1182...

More TRIG Exemptions Published in FR on April 13, 2016

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - "Following consultations with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, I have determined that the grounds of inadmissibility at sec. 212(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B), bar certain...

USCIS Posts TRIG Hold Memo (Oct. 5, 2016)

USCIS, Oct. 5, 2016 - "This policy memorandum (PM) revises the agency hold policy for association or activity involving terrorism-related inadmissibility grounds (TRIG)."