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On November 21, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued policy guidance explaining how USCIS applies the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) case, Matter of Stockwell, and clarifying when USCIS may adjust the status of an individual whose Conditional Permanent Resident (CPR) status has been terminated. Based on the new policy, an Immigration Judge does not need to affirm the termination of CPR status before the individual can file a new adjustment of status application. This is great news, because CPR holders will no longer need to go through the Immigration Court system to readjust on a new basis if they meet the criteria described in the USCIS policy.


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