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DOS releases guidance on DV-2020 adjudications after Gomez v. Trump ruling

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 15, 2020

    DOS issues guidance in accordance with the September 4, 2020 ruling in Gomez v. Trump that DOS must make good-faith efforts to expeditiously adjudicate DV-2020 diversity visa applications by September 30, 2020. DOS guidance states that "DV-2020 applicants may be processed in embassies and consulates where local health conditions and post resources allow." DOS also announces four prioritization levels for these applicants. [ID #1066]

    DOS Diversity Visa DV-2020 Update After Gomez v. Trump
  2. Effective Date

    September 15, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Immigrant Visas: Diversity
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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