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USCIS expands required in-person interviews for certain permanent residency applicants

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 28, 2017

    USCIS expands in-person interviews for certain green card applicants. Applications affected include employment-based adjustment of status and refugee/asylum relative petitions. Opponents of the in-person interview policy allege that it was promulgated to delay the issuance of green cards. [ID #609]

    USCIS News Release: USCIS to Expand In-Person Interview Requirements for Certain Permanent Residency Applicants
  2. Effective Date

    October 1, 2017

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS



Trump-Era Policy Documents

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