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The ABCs of visa application under President Trump
The new and current Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has released recent agency directives to tighten and restrict H-1B visa issuance pursuant to President Donald Trump's policy to "Buy American. Hire American."
It is worth noting that the current USCIS Ombudsman - the person in charge of "improving the quality of citizenship and immigration services delivered to the public by providing individual case assistance, as well as making recommendations to improve the administration of immigration benefits" is Ms. Julie Kirchner who served for 10 years as Executive Director of the Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR). The organization's main objective is to "fight for a stronger America with controlled borders, reduce immigration, and better enforcement" in support of President Trump's campaign pledge "America First."
The following steps would still help you get the visa and immigration status you need - or want under the new regulations.
The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying. When you apply at a U.S embassy or consulate, a consular officer will determine based on laws, whether you are eligible to receive a visa, and if so, which visa category is appropriate.
Authors & Contributors
Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.
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