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September 2017 Archives

DOS Expands Misrepresentation Rule to 90 Days

On September 1, 2017, the Department of State (DOS) revised its Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) guidance to consular officers on the term "misrepresentation" and how determinations of inadmissibility should be made. Under INA §212(a)(6), "Any alien who, by fraud or willfully misrepresenting a material fact, seeks to procure (or has sought to procure or has procured) a visa, other documentation, or admission into the United States or other benefit provided under this Act, is inadmissible."

DACA decision leaves Congress as Dreamers last hope

It may have been expected given the Trump campaign rhetoric against undocumented United States residents. Still, the decision by the president to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program caused high levels of anxiety and consternation by those who are informally referred to as "Dreamers."

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