Memorandum: Temporary Protected Status Adjudications Involving 'No Jail' or 'No Incarceration' Certifications, and Reminder for Cases Involving Certain Potential Misdemeanors Revisions to the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 38.1(e)(12) AFM Update AD11-21 [open pdf - 44KB]
"This memorandum provides guidance for adjudication of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applications and administrative appeals in cases involving certain offenses where a state or local court has issued a 'no jail' or 'no incarceration' certification related to the offense. In addition, this memorandum reminds adjudicators to take TPS cases to USCIS [U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services] counsel for further review and guidance where it appears that the applicant may be ineligible for TPS on the basis of two misdemeanors as defined by 8 C.F.R. § 244.1, but where one or more of the offenses at issue is not classified as a misdemeanor by the particular state or local jurisdiction. This memorandum also updates Chapter 38.1(e)(12) of the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) regarding TPS ineligibility grounds."
Adjudicator's Field Manual: AFM Update AD11-21
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/