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

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 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]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 15, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    June 30, 2020

    The district court in Gomez v. Trump orders the State Department to reserve 9,095 diversity visas for future processing.

    District Court Memorandum Opinion and Amended Order: Gomez v. Trump
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Immigrant Visas: Diversity
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs

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