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DOS releases guidance on 2020 Fiscal Year (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 2020 Fiscal Year (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
  3. Biden Administration Action: Other

    December 10, 2021

    Notice of Electronic Filing

    Reported: On December 10, 2021, the Biden administration appealed the D.D.C.'s requirement to issue 9,095 diversity visas to the D.C. Circuit Court.

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

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Current Status

Fully in Effect

Most Recent Action

December 10, 2021 Action: Other Notice of Electronic Filing
December 10, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

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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