RETURN OF COMMON SENSE (4)
The Trump administration issued a directive to Immigration Judges (IJ) forbidding them to “administratively close” deportation cases.
“ADMIN CLOSE” means that in certain cases the IJ would stop the hearings in a deportation case, or take the case “off calendar”, if the IJ thinks that this was the correct thing to do. For example: if the non-citizen was waiting for a petition to be approved, or a priority date to become current, and the IJ believes it would be unfair to deport this person while so waiting.
Now came the 3rd circuit court of appeals and issued a decision that Mr. Trump’s directive was not legal and IJs may continue with their sensible policy of sometimes “admin close” deportation cases.
RETURN OF COMMON SENSE (5)
In October 2019, the Trump administration issued a rule requiring all LEGAL immigrants to have American health insurance before getting their immigrant visas, or demonstrate financial ability to buy such insurance within 30 days after arriving in the U.S.
Now came the Biden administration and cancelled that rule.
If you immigrate to the U.S., you will get your health insurance as soon as you can, like it was always done before Trump.
If you are required to appear at an Application Support Center (ASC) to submit fingerprints and photographs and you cannot make it on the scheduled date and time, you may now call a special Contact Center (800-375-5238) and request a rescheduling. Previously, you needed to do it in writing.
Still, you need to have a good reason to request the rescheduling and you must do it BEFORE the original schedule.