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Statement from USCIS Acting Director Tracy Renaud on Today’s DOJ Asylum Decisions

“We applaud the attorney general’s decisions today vacating two prior decisions that limited asylum eligibility for individuals fleeing violence perpetrated by domestic partners or on account of familial relationships in their home countries. We have advised our officers to no longer rely on the vacated decisions and are working to swiftly provide specific, comprehensive guidance to our workforce to align our policies with these decisions.

“USCIS is committed to embracing our nation’s highest values by expanding legal migration pathways and administering humanitarian programs that allow for greater access to protection for eligible individuals.”

Link: https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/statement-from-uscis-acting-director-tracy-renaud-on-todays-doj-asylum-decisions, dated June 17, 2021 12:39 am

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