A sign that the US Customs and Immigration Service may finally end their long-standing practice of denying green cards to many HIV-positive applicants, the USCIS suspended decisions on all green card applications from positive applicants where their serostatus would have resulted in their rejection.

The Advocate quotes the head of Immigration Equality, an LGBT immigrant-rights advocacy group, as saying the suspension is a sign USCIS is moving forward on implementing a rule change made by Congress last June. The delay was due to a required comment period on the new policy, which ended August 19th.

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