Trump administration allows immigration officers to outrightly deny visa or green card applications
The Trump administration has taken another step to limit legal migration in America.
Effective now, officers with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services can outrightly deny visa or green card applications that have missing evidence or are incomplete.
Under the Obama administration, USCIS officers were required to send notices and give applicants an opportunity to provide additional documents or correct errors, which they can still do if they so choose.
But under the Trump administration’s new policy, officers now have the prerogative to outrightly deny these applications.
Besides the fact that applicants won’t have the chance to plead their case, those trying to renew their visas while they’re still in the country could actually be placed in deportation proceedings.
USCIS said the new policy’s goal is to limit frivolous applications.
Immigrant rights advocates argued that there is not enough guidelines to ensure that the cases are handled fairly.