Extreme Vetting Measures To Include Questionnaires Asking for Detailed Travel History and Social Media Information

As part of the Trump Administration’s extreme vetting efforts, certain visa applicants will now be required to complete a rigorous supplemental questionnaire prior to visa issuance. The information requested in the new, supplemental questionnaire is extensive, and includes the applicant’s full travel history for the past 15 years, including locations visited, dates, and source of…


The United States Supreme Court Will Hear the Appeal Over President Donald Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Next Term and Reinstates Parts of the Ban

Shortly before its summer recess, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments on the Trump administration’s revised travel ban against nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The hearing is expected to take place this fall. Further, the Court has reinstated the travel ban for the six countries, but only…


DHS Releases Regulatory Agenda for 2018 – Major Changes Possible for H-1B, H-4, and F-1 Visa Holders

Although the specifics of each proposed rule will remain confidential until published in the Federal Register, the Regulatory Agenda does provides insight on what is likely ahead.  Changes to the existing visa programs will be accomplished through a notice and comment period, and will not become effective immediately. H-1B Cap Lottery Pre-Registration and Selection DHS…


Newest Administration Target – U.S. Visa Waiver Program

On December 15, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced additional security measures for countries whose nationals use the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) for temporary travel to the U.S.  The Administration’s recent announcements surrounding the VWP requirements align with its ongoing efforts to tighten the rules for those seeking to visit, work or…