September 03, 2019

New England Public Radio: After Public Outcry, Feds Agree To Reopen Certain Medical Deferral Requests

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) now says it will reopen certain medical deferred action cases, including for a number of Boston-area immigrants who previously received denial letters.The announcement comes after a tumultuous week in which federal agencies contradicted one another and severely ill patients feared a total end to the humanitarian process that allows immigrants to remain longer in the U.S. while they receive medical treatment.WBUR first reported the apparent end of medical deferred action last week. After reporting on the denial letters, USCIS told WBUR that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was taking over medical deferred action requests.

Read the full story on the New England Public Radio website here.

By:  Shannon Dooling
Source: New England Public Radio