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14 Apr 2017
Immigration attorney
A series of cables (or memorandums) released by the Department of States reflect a renewed focus on increasing vetting of US visa applicants at consular posts around the world by adding extra layers of security checks. The 2 cables (or memorandums) were intended to implement Trump�s second Executive Order imposing a travel ban. The cables were released prior to the temporary restraining order (TRO) prohibiting the government from implementing the travel ban. A third cable was issued subsequent to the TRO, ordering consular posts to halt implementation.
The new rules would have broadly increase scrutiny of visa applicants. The rules do not apply to citizens or nationals of countries participating in the Visa Waiver...