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Visa approvals for family preference categories fall signifcantly in FY 2017

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 4, 2018

    Reuters, analyzing USCIS data, reports that the number of immigrant visas in the family preference categories fell in FY 2017, to the lowest levels in more than a decade, with just over 540,800 approvals. The change is reportedly due to an overall slowdown in adjudications and increase in denials of immigrant visa petitions. [ID #703]

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  2. Effective Date

    January 4, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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