View Full Version : Families shielded from deportations due to medical issues told to leave US in 33 days

08-29-2019, 01:30 AM
The Trump administration has started denying pleas by non-citizens (https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-administration-roll-plan-longer-term-detention-migrant/story?id=65085432) who are trying to extend their time (https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-administration-underestimating-impact-immigration-rule-advocates/story?id=64992861) in the U.S. in order to treat severe medical conditions.
Letters issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and obtained by ABC News, tell people applying for medical relief that agency offices (https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ice-lets-news-cameras-facility-trump-admin-plans/story?id=65199766), "no longer consider deferred action requests," except for members of the military.
A 16-year-old with cystic fibrosis, a 13-year-old with muscular dystrophy and a 4-year-old girl with cerebral palsy are a few of the children whose families received letters denying their applications.

They're represented by Anthony Marino, an immigration (https://abcnews.go.com/alerts/immigration) lawyer with the Irish International Immigrant Center. He said the administration has effectively ended the program that ensures his clients have access to critical medical services.
"People are terrified and confused," Marino told ABC News. "I don't know how people react to their government telling them to disconnect from lifesaving health care."


The letters warn that if they don't leave the within 33 days, it could make them ineligible to return to the U.S.
"You are not authorized to remain in the United States," the USCIS field office in Boston wrote in one letter. "If you fail to depart the United States within 33 days of the date of this letter, USCIS may issue you a Notice to Appear and Commence removal proceedings against you with the immigration court."

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