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DOS announces immediate moratorium on au pair exchange visitor program growth

  1. Original Date Announced

    October 9, 2020

    DOS announces restriction on the size of the au pair J-1 category to calendar year 2019 levels, declaring a moratorium on both new sponsor organization designations and expansions of programs of existing sponsors. DOS indicates that it may consider reallocation of numbers among existing sponsors from any sponsors that cease to operate in the au pair category while the moratorium is in place. [ID #1090]

    09.10.2020 Exchange Visitor Program-Moratorium on Growth in the Au Pair Program
  2. Effective Date

    October 9, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: DOS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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