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Chain Migration Visa Approvals Fall By 70 Percent Under Trump

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Will Racke /Daily Caller

President Donald Trump’s calls to limit chain migration have yet to gain widespread traction in Congress, but his administration’s tougher approach to immigration screening appears to be having an effect on the approval of family visa petitions.

In the last three quarters of fiscal year 2017 — a period that spans Jan. 1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2017 — approvals for extended family visas fell by 70 percent from same period in the previous fiscal year.

Immigration authorities approved about 32,500 visa petitions for non-immediate relatives over the first nine months of 2017, according to recently released U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) data. That’s compared to just over 108,000 during the same timeframe in 2016.

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