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.

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  • Mario
    14 September 2018 at 2:02 am - Reply

    We have a broken immigration system,we need a written guidelines, our immigration system is designed for immigration lawyers, we are at their mercy.Prepare $200/hr or more for an immigration lawyers in order to have complete application and documents. We need the Congress and the Senate to pass an Immigration reformed Bill, it needs 60 votes to pass a bill or 9 or more NEW Republican Senators to get 60 votes.The Democrat were given 8 years to reform the system but they did nothing, they just let it remain the same, for political reason.. The present system or policy made Trump as anti-immigrant, good for the media, but in the long run no reform will be made and nice topic for politics. Onced your are denied or deported, you seek help to an immigration lawyer and it will be more expensive. Its money talks.Mid-term election on November is your last chance to pass an immigration reform or never.

  • Santiago Del Mundo
    16 September 2018 at 3:56 am - Reply

    The Immigration system is broken in the sense that the Obama administration were sending notices to correct errors or allowing applicants to submit additional documents. This is the reason why there are so many primadonnas of the immigration system. Here, people think that you have to give them everything. Now that the Trump administration is doing their job, to have people submit “error free and complete” visa or green card applications, everyone starts crying, bitching, whining, moaning, etc… The fact and the matter is that the only people complaining of a broken immigration system are those who cannot abide by simple rules (e.g. submit complete-error free visa or green card application).

    According to Rocky Marquez, a Maui community leader, the Obama administration further complicated immigration issues when they promised people DACA or DAPA in which Congress shut down. However, Homer “Tito Boy” Quizmorio argued that Governor Brown further complicated immigration issues by adopting sanctuary laws for illegal immigrants.