Reprieve for Immigrants with Severe Medical Conditions

On August 7, 2019 USCIS stopped accepting and adjudicating requests for deferred action to permit immigrants with severe medical conditions to remain in the United States for treatment. This included requests that had been filed prior to August 7 and were in the pipeline. In a limited about-face, USCIS announced yesterday that it will reopen the cases that were pending on August 7, 2019. The about-face was apparently in response to public outcry and a letter to the administration signed by more than 125 Senators and members of Congress.