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The agency is now saying those decisions will be made by another agency: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

That was not made clear to Boston-area immigrants who received the denial letters last week. Advocates said they received no formal announcement of a change in policy.

The small program, known as “medical deferred action,” allows people to remain in the U.S. for two-year periods if they can prove extreme medical need. Many of the people affected by the policy change came to the U.S. through a visa or other permitted status and are requesting to stay beyond those terms to receive medical treatment.

…continue reading ‘Trump Administration Ends Protection For Migrants’ Medical Care’

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