- On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced immigration changes that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be ending. This impacts almost 800,000 young people who entered the U.S. before age 16 who had temporary protection from deportation and work authorization.
- The new Administration has reinstated the in-person interview requirement for
those applying for adjustment of status (a green card) through an employment-
based case. Previously, these types of cases were interview-waivable.
- Subtle changes in the Foreign Affairs Manual are now appearing. For example,
on September 1, 2017 the Department of State updated the Foreign Affairs
Manual with new guidance on the term of “misrepresentation” changing the old
30/60 day rule to a now 90 day rule. This change is expected to also be made in
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rules.
- On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued new country-specific travel
restrictions on eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria,
Venezuela, and Yemen. In addition, nationals of Iraq will be subject to extra
screening measures. Many of these restrictions require the cessation of issuing
nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for persons from these countries.
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