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DOS updates language on inadmissibility for application denials.

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 12, 2018

    DOS updates 9 FAM [Foreign Affairs Manual] 401.1 Introduction to Nonimmigrant Visas and Status. This update changes the word “shall” to “may” in the following sentence: ”If an applicant fails to satisfy you that he or she is entitled to the relevant status under INA 101(a)(15), that determination does not constitute an independent ground of inadmissibility under INA 212(a) and may not be used as such.” [ID #713]

    DOS Updates to Foreign Affairs Manual
  2. Effective Date

    March 12, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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