Saturday, August 10, 2019
We previously reported that visa denials on public charge grounds have been on the rise. This story from the National Law Review ("Requests for Evidence and Visa Denials Continue to Climb in 2019") identifies a more general trend in visa denials. According to the report, "U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued updated data confirming that requests for evidence (RFE) and denials continue to climb for most commonly used nonimmigrant visas. The rate of RFEs and denials for fiscal year (FY) 2019, especially when compared to statistics from FY 2015, illustrate the contrast in how cases are being adjudicated in light of President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order."