Immigration judges will be issuing more immigration visas in the coming weeks.
It’s likely that we will see an increase in visas issued by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the U and P legal teams said in a joint statement on Friday.
This comes as a response to the Trump administration’s announcement on Feb. 5 that it would halt the issuance of refugee and other immigrant visas for several months.
The decision has also been criticized by the governors of New York, California and New Jersey.
We are still processing the backlog of pending applications for asylum and refugee status, but this will be an ongoing process, the two organizations said in the statement.
They urged people who have been affected by the administration’s new refugee and immigration policies to apply for asylum in the U-visa system.
The decision to halt visas has been criticized in some quarters as discriminatory and a violation of federal law, which bars the use of taxpayer funds to help those fleeing persecution.
A spokeswoman for the U.-visa agency said Friday that the agency is reviewing the new visa program and is working to make it work better for asylum seekers.
Asylum seekers can now apply for the temporary protected status (TPS) and work permits to enter the United States without a visa.
Immigrants who already have a U-visa may apply for another, expedited TPS application and receive a temporary protected designation, known as TPS2, that allows them to live and work in the United Sates.
Under the TPS program, immigrants who come to the U., with a valid U-baccalaureate degree or the equivalent, are able to enter without a refugee or TPS status for 90 days before their temporary protection expires.
They can then apply for a U and a P status if they are in the country legally.
For more information, visit the UNHCR website.