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DOL limits its discretionary power in certifying U, T visas

  1. 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]

    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    July 1, 2019
  3. Biden Administration Action

    February 5, 2021

    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.

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

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