Based on actions that the Biden Administration has taken in a few pending cases, Form I-944 will no longer be required as the rulings in Cook County, Illinois, et al v. Wolf et al (19-cv-6334) are once again the law of the land. Expect a new form I-485 to be released this year. There should be a new header posted here this week.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security published a notice in the Federal Register designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The initial period will run from March 9, 2021, to September 9, 2022. Venezuelans, and those who last habitually resided there, have until September 5, 2021 to register.
On February 18, 2021, ICE's Acting Director, Tae D. Johnson, issued interim guidance in the form of a memorandum to all ICE employees.
The Memo sets up three categories of assumed priority cases: 1) national security; 2) Border Security (caught after 11/1/2020 entering unlawfully or not present before that date in the USA); and, 3) Public Safety (aggravated felons under the INA and street gangs).
It will be interesting to see if prosecutorial discretion will make a come back before OPLA and if ERO will once again issue supervisory orders in the near future.