Extreme Hardship and T Visas

Extreme hardship for T visa purposes is a different standard than other extreme hardship arguments for other immigration relief. It is a higher standard so it is important that you make sure that you rely on 3 extreme hardship factors found in the T visa regulations found at 8 CFR §214.11(i)(2).

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Passport Inadmissibility Ground for T Visa Applicants and Holders

There are 2 different inadmissibility grounds for lack of passport: one for nonimmigrant applicants and one for immigrant applicants under INA §212(a)(7)(A) & (B).

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NTA Being Issued to Denied T Visas

Notice to Appear (NTAs) have been issued as a result of a T visa denial.  We have only heard of 3 or 4 cases, but we are trying to collect more information to be able to determine whether the NTAs were issued as a result of the recent NTA memo or for other causes. If you have received an NTA or have heard of colleagues, contact CAST through our online TA request form to report the NTA and receive additional technical assistance on next steps. 

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