\ afm \ Adjudicator's Field Manual - Redacted Public Version \ Chapter 23 Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Resident. \ 23.9 Section 7 of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 Cases.
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Section 7 of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 Cases.
Under Section 7 of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, the director of that agency, in coordination with the Attorney General and the Director of USCIS, may grant lawful permanent resident status to a limited number of aliens each year. Such cases are always initiated by the CIA and are handled through the ICE Office of Intelligence, Liaison Projects Unit. No alien may initiate an application for adjustment of status under Section 7, and (unless specifically called upon by ICE Intelligence) your of
fice will have no involvement in any Section 7 case. Should an alien attempt to file an application for adjustment under Section 7 through your office, advise him or her that he or she may not do so; if an application for adjustment has been filed through your office, reject (if possible) or deny (if necessary) the application for the reason that the applicant has neither established that he or she is in possession of a current preference number as required by section 203 of the Act nor established that he
or she is exempt therefrom. (Note, however, that the alien would not be precluded from filing under any other section of law for which he or she believes he or she may be eligible).