More Green Card Applicants Will Be Required To Go Through Interview Process

Published: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:11pm
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The Trump administration has added a new hurdle for some immigrants applying for green cards, which is raising concerns that it will significantly slow down that process down.

Starting next month, far more green card applicants will be required to go through an in-person interview process under the new policy, which stems from the president’s executive order known as “the travel ban.”

This has always technically been the law — that green card applicants have to be interviewed.

But in the past, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has waived the interview process for many applicants in order to focus resources on more high-risk cases.

I spoke with Angela Banks more about this and what it means for the immigration system. She’s a professor of Law at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  

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