News Authorities Can Now Deny Visa and Green Card Applications Without Giving Applicants a Chance to Fix Errors

Authorities Can Now Deny Visa and Green Card Applications Without Giving Applicants a Chance to Fix Errors

Immigration lawyers call the policy change, which kicks in today, another brick in Trump’s “invisible wall” to make legal immigration as difficult as possible.


Pro Publica - September 11, 2018


As President Donald Trump wages a vocal battle against illegal immigration, his administration has been working more quietly to cut down on legal pathways to immigrate to the U.S.

On Tuesday, a new policy kicks in, allowing officers with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to outright deny any visa or green card application that is missing evidence or contains an error. Around 7 million people apply every year.

Previously, officers were required by an Obama-era policy to send notices, giving applicants a chance to correct such problems instead of closing the process. Officers can still choose to do so, but they can also opt to skip that step if the application is deemed frivolous.

Credit by - Pro Publica

Read More

If you like the story and if you wish more such stories, support our effort Make a donation.

Tags : Pro Publica


Loading...

Operation 136: Part 1

Expose

If you believe investigative journalism is essential to making democracy functional and accountable support us. »

About us

Cobrapost, which was founded in 2003 by Aniruddha Bahal, the co-founder of Tehelka, is a critically acclaimed Indian non-profit news website and television production house, predominantly known for investigative journalism. Read More >>

Contact us: contact@cobrapost.com