The Chief Immigration Judge has issued this guidance to remove certain cases from the Court’s docket if they are not ripe for adjudication

The Chief Immigrarion Judge has issued this guidance to remove certain
cases from the Courts’ docket if they are not ripe for adjudication, to
*”ensure the efficient disposition of all pending cases,” including “to set
priorities” for the resolution of cases, “to direct that adjudication of
certain cases be deferred,” and to “otherwise to manage the docket of
matters to be decided by the immigration judges,”.*

Cases

Cases may be selected to be taken off the court’s calendar for the
following reason(s):

• The respondent has a pending application or petition with USCIS (e.g., an
1-130 family based visa petition);
• The respondent has a collateral petition pending with another government
agency or court which, if favorably adjudicated, would confer eligibility
to seek immigration benefits before USCIS (e.g., petition for guardianship
in family court as a prerequisite for a Special Immigrant Juvenile
petition);
• The respondent is eligible to seek asylum before USCIS in the first
instance (e.g., pursuant to the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims
Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008);
• The respondent has an approved visa petition and is waiting for a visa
number to become available (e.g., an 1-140 employment-based visa petition);
• The respondent has temporary protected status (TPS) or is prima facie
eligible for TPS; or
• The case involves a respondent who is prima facie eligible for adjustment
of status under the Cuban Adjustment Act.


This list is not exhaustive and there may be other reasons

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