On June 28, 2018, the Trump administration published its latest immigration policy memorandum concerning Notice to Appears (NTAs). https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Laws/Memoranda/2018/2018-06-28-PM-602-0050.1-Guidance-for-Referral-of-Cases-and-Issuance-of-NTA.pdf
An NTA is the charging document that starts a deportation case in immigration court.
According to this new memo: if the Secretary terminates a country’s TPS designation, certain former beneficiaries who have been granted TPS under that country’s designation, but who do not have other lawful immigration status or authorization to remain in the United States, may become a DHS enforcement priority. In such circumstances, USCIS officers should defer to ICE and CBP regarding the appropriate timing of any NTA issuances to former TPS beneficiaries after the country’s TPS designation ends. However, if USCIS issues an unfavorable decision on a benefit request submitted by, or on behalf of, a former TPS beneficiary who is not lawfully present in the United States, officers will follow the NTA guidance Aliens Not Lawfully Present in the United States or Subject to Other Grounds of Removability USCIS will issue an NTA where, upon issuance of an unfavorable decision on an application, petition, or benefit request, the alien is not lawfully present in the United States.
There are currently more than 300,000 people with TPS in the United States. Some have resided in the U.S. for 19 years! They contribute to the economy. They pay taxes. They raise American families with over 100,000 U.S born children. This new policy is very concerning because TPS holders are vetted every year. They have no criminal records. They should not be targeted!