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Rate of Family Visas Drop Under Trump Administration

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) data shows that approvals of family-based I-130 visas declined by almost 25% in the periods of January to September of 2017. The rate of approval was a decrease of approximately 100,000 as compared to the same period for the year 2016. In addition, I-130 applications for individuals with no family in the U.S. dropped by a staggering rate of 70% or 32,500 in the period of January to September of 2017 as compared to 108,000 in the same period for the year 2016. Fiancé visa approvals on the other hand also dropped by 35% from the period of January to September of 2017. These numbers are signs of the Trump Administration’s aggressive policies in restricting legal immigration to the U.S.

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