ILRC Commends USCIS on the Recent USCIS Policy Manual Additions Clarifying Guidance on the Unlawful Presence Bars

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ILRC commends USCIS on the recent USCIS Policy Manual additions clarifying guidance on the unlawful presence bars. We further thank USCIS for rescinding Matter of Z-R-Z-C and updating its interpretation on the effects of authorized travel by Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries. These changes will benefit affected applicants significantly, create clarity and consistency across adjudications, and help USCIS achieve its overall mission to uphold America’s promise as a nation of welcome and possibility.