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New Guidance Imposes Finding of Misrepresentation for Conduct Inconsistent With Visa Within 90 Days of Entry

USA - September 27 2017 The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued new guidance establishing a presumption of willful misrepresentation when a foreign national, within 90…

Maria Fernanda Gandarez, Rajula Sati.

Administration Considers Major Reductions in J-1 Cultural Exchange Program

USA - September 1 2017 The Trump administration is reportedly reviewing the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, a popular cultural exchange program run by the U.S. Department of…

U.S. Suspends Nonimmigrant Visa Issuance in Russia

USA - August 23 2017 On August 21, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Russia announced that it would suspend the issuance of nonimmigrant visas for eight days starting on August…

Maria Fernanda Gandarez.

Trump Begins “Extreme” Visa Vetting, New Questionnaire Requests 15 Years of Information and Social Media Info

USA - June 10 2017 As part of a policy implementing "extreme vetting" of visa applicants in order to tighten immigration controls, the Trump administration approved a…

Maria Fernanda Gandarez.

State Department Orders U.S. Embassies to Apply Extra Scrutiny Before Issuing Visas to Certain “Population Sets”

USA - April 5 2017 In a diplomatic cable dated March 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of State issued orders to American consulates and embassies abroad instructing them…

Maria Fernanda Gandarez.