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."
The President of the United States put out a new travel order on Sunday, Sept. 24th, 2017, and it will make it nearly impossible for people from seven different countries to enter the United States.
The Trump administration is reportedly slated to amp up the scrutiny of H-1B visa applications.
Deportation is a huge fear of some people who are in the United States. It is difficult to think about because this possibility can take people away from their loved ones, their friends and the homes they have known and loved.
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."