U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced its consolidated existing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding officers’ application of discretion in adjudications.
For many immigration benefits, including certain applications for lawful permanent residence and employment authorization, requestors must show that a favorable exercise of discretion is warranted, in addition to showing that they meet all other eligibility requirements. In these cases, officers typically analyze discretion at the end of the review, after they have determined the requestor meets all other applicable eligibility requirements.
For the complete notice and other USCIS information please visit the following link- https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/applying-discretion-uscis-adjudications