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DOL limits its discretionary power in certifying U, T visas

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 1, 2019

    DOL's Wage & Hour Division issues Addendum 2 to Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2011-1, curtailing its own authority and discretion to certify U and T visas and outsourcing determinations of law and fact to criminal law enforcement agencies. [ID #1322]

    2019.07.01 FIELD ASSISTANCE BULLETIN No. 2011-1 Addendum 2 MEMORANDUM FOR: Regional Administrators District Directors FROM: Cheryl M. Stanton Administrator SUBJECT: Certification of Supplement B Forms of U Nonimmigrant and T Nonimmigrant Visa Applications
  2. Effective Date

    July 1, 2019
  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    February 5, 2021

    2021.02.05 [No Title: Footnote on U / T Visa Certification Website]

    This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On February 5, 2021, DOL removed Addendum 2 and noted that it would revert to the original Bulletin and Addendum 1, thus returning to DOL its original discretion in adjudication U and T visa certifications.

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Current Status

Not in effect

Most Recent Action

February 5, 2021 Action: Revoked/Replaced 2021.02.05 [No Title: Footnote on U / T Visa Certification Website]
February 5, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: U/T/VAWA
Agencies Affected: DOL

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