President Biden signed three executive orders today, and the third one seems to propose a review of ALL the immigration policy enacted by the previous administration. Secretary Mayorkas would obviously be involved in that review, as would others. BUT, critically for those waiting to travel to the USA, or waiting for DV2021 processing to start, that review does not provide fast relief.
So whilst we can continue to watch what the administration does, it is now going to be critical to push forward on the lawsuits – Gomez & others for DV2020 issued visas, and Anunciato for the removal of PP10014 to help get DV2021 going.
It’s a frustrating delay, that’s for sure. There has been a lot of informed chatter about removing 10014/10052. It’s a great pity that Biden chose not to pull that trigger today.
As I am writing this the text of the proclamations are not yet published, but once they are I will update this article with that text.
Update The third order I referenced is now available HERE
However, from the comments made by Biden at the signing, there will be a broad review of multiple actions taken by Trump. There was a lot more damage done than perhaps most people realize. So there is a lot to undo.
I thought this post from Charles Kuck was an important development.
There is also a similar request filed by the Gomez plaintiffs which you can see here:
And a good statement from AILA calling out Biden for the “failure of the Biden administration to immediately rescind the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa bans”
February 2, 2021 at 23:38
Hi Simon, should the Anunciato case not get class action certification, will Mr. Kuck take new plaintiffs? This seems kind of wrong but someone on your Youtube Live earlier today said that he himself said that during a Facebook Live, is it true?
February 3, 2021 at 05:15
They have talked about that – but they seem convinced they will get class certification. Let’s wait and see if that happens.
February 3, 2021 at 00:00
The deadlines and the timetable keep getting pushed, we have to face the fact that only a fraction of the 55k visas will be issued, specially with 134 thousand selectees. Trying to figure out that fraction is the hardest task as to not waste time and money for hopeless Case Numbers, regardless of the pandemic or lawsuits that may come in the future.
February 3, 2021 at 15:51
I think it will go current! Allowing anyone with the possibility to file. Therefore, only people already in the US will benefit.
February 5, 2021 at 18:21
I don’t think that will happen, maybe Oceania and South America *could* go current, but the odds of that happening are very low. It will be impossible for other regions to go current.
Since the ban will be removed they will open embassies eventually, which would ruin the hopes of high cases numbers everywhere.
February 3, 2021 at 00:01
Bad News for Dv2021 winners
I expected that he will cancelled the PP10014
Why he left as ambiguous??
February 3, 2021 at 05:16
I don’t know the “why”. I would love to know what happened.
February 3, 2021 at 00:09
It sadden a lot to go through such frustration. When i look back and recall the resources involved to get such visa during this difficult times of the pandemic and still living unplanned life without knowing the future is very pathetic.
Brit, your level of passion to get us updated is worth appreciated. Thank you and everyone involves in pushing this for us.
February 3, 2021 at 00:19
I wonder if the president is really informed of pp10014 because a Pro-immigration president who even wants to increase the number of dv visas to 80k / year should logically start to remove or modify this PP which prevents even visa holders from enter the country. What surprises me even more is that no journalist asks the question about this ban on entry into the United States which is the worst of all bans. I’m sure many persons like me won’t be able to sleep well tonight.
February 3, 2021 at 05:21
It’s certainly very frustrating.
February 3, 2021 at 00:29
Dv2020 Visa Holder.
My family and I have exactly 4 weeks 1 day until our visa expires. We and I’m sure most of us today are Disappointed by Biden’s EO’s today that has still not yet revoked this bloody ban! Time is catching up on us and we shall shift our hopes to the Annuciato Case of which we pray that’ll provide some type of relief for us because we do not want to be paying for another medical or visa fee to have our visas extended. It’ll be just a waste of time if the administration will not revoke the ban.
February 3, 2021 at 01:12
Where are you from bro ?
February 3, 2021 at 05:22
Yep – a lot of people have similar time left.
Charles Kuck wrote to the Judge this evening to push for an early action.
February 3, 2021 at 12:36
let’s take action too! write to President Biden directly on White House website and mention 6000 legal immigrants waiting for his decision to lift the ban PP 10014 https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
February 11, 2021 at 18:11
I did a hundred times
February 3, 2021 at 00:46
I find that there is really no logic in all of this. Was the administration really ready for this immigration day? No concrete action that immediately benefits immigrants. And why are these proclamations not published? Looks like they just wanted to sign something just to meet their schedule. I’m just asking myself questions otherwise I’m very optimistic. And I know that even without the goodwill of the administration to suppress PP10014, the lawyers will win.
February 3, 2021 at 00:50
It’s a shame the EO’s are good for nothing. What a waste
February 3, 2021 at 00:59
Thank you always for fighting with us! I am a visa holder of DV2020.
Do you know when Gomez case is gonna move to forward next ?
Most DV2020 visa holder will expire the visa on March.
I mean do you think the Judge is gonna do something for us until March?
February 3, 2021 at 05:24
I certainly hope so. The lawyers will push hard now that we have a decision on 10014.
February 3, 2021 at 01:04
I just think it’s time we wake up to the reality that Biden is not the Moses we were expecting to save us from Pharaoh. He is just another politician with his political ambitions and plays on the interest of people to achieve his quest for power. Coz to be candid what did the EOs means? Who will benefit from it even in the next one year?
February 3, 2021 at 02:07
I think biden wants the ban , he is mini trump
February 3, 2021 at 02:18
Hi Brit, thank you for sharing. Do you know if Annunciato or any other litigation covers for for PP10052 (only see PP10014 mentioned) ? Any hope for the J1s?
February 3, 2021 at 05:25
I’m not sure of the precise details, but I believe Anunciato covers J1
February 3, 2021 at 02:44
Hello Brit and all,
As said by Hope2020, it seems that president Biden is not well informed about the DV lottery cases that are so damaged by the PP10014 proclamations.
There were a lot of damages for DV2020. Then DV2021 cases (more than 100K selectees) are almost on the brink. Let’s keep some good breathe and hope for those Dv2021.
Some unsure news about March 29th date or like may come and that more relief actions would come then. Not sure. Not really sure.
The most damages (as Brit concluded his short article abstract) are unknown. Just fractions of visas for DV2020 have been issued. Very few of them entered the US in Jan/Fev/Mach 2020, then nothing since then.
We hope and should believe that Gomez, Curtis and others lawsuits will be put on the desk of president Biden. Biden must be WELL informed. And president Biden shall not make Trump be a big winner in all these immigration cases.
President Biden has the power to restore hopes over intentionally caused damages, should he be well informed and perhaps pushed.
February 3, 2021 at 03:04
We should stop dreaming, M Biden has choose to keep in place those ban. Let be focus on our main chances to travel. This administration will not help someone on that topic.
He’s only focus on illegal immigration since the first day in office.
At all He’s a good politician,a lot of word without any changes
February 3, 2021 at 03:10
Good morning, afternoon, and evening everyone and Mr. Simon!
Please my beloved brothers and sisters, keep on being positive and patient! I know it’s hard for all of you, but you should understand about the circumstances that him(President Biden) gives his priorities and has been through with his very first few days in office as well. To make the pandemic under control and to organize the mess that the previous administration had made are still the top priorities to President Biden and his administration . Some of you might blame President Biden by not take action on revoking the proclamations, but you ought to understand too that being a president, you cannot decide things carelessly without any discussion and consideration. We’ve been coming and being patient for this long, why can’t we practice it a little more and longer my beloved brothers and sisters? ^_^ I believe that Miracles exist in anyway, we can’t predict, plus put your faith in our almighty God that we’ll get through this. In the love of God, we don’t exactly know his what plans does he has prepared for us. ?
I wish us (DV2020 and DV2021) the very best of luck, but as a reminder luck and miracle won’t be appeared accordingly to our expectations my beloved brothers and sisters! ?❤️
February 3, 2021 at 04:37
Estoy de acuerdo debemos confiar en nuestros abogados y bien claro estamos sobre la posición del Presidente Biden sobre el grave problema migratorio, Sumado a eso está la crisis de la pandemia que es donde creo yo esta la razón por la que por ahora no se levantan las proclamas de Trump, Una vez siga avanzando el proceso de vacunación seguramente irán afinando los nuevos protocolos de bioseguridad para tener los argumentos para levantar las proclamas así como el hecho de todos aquellos que sus visas expiraron por razones de las prohibiciones de viaje y cierre de embajadas como en el caso de los venezolanos y cubanos. Igualmente, en Europa entre otros. Si bien es cierto que el problema de la pandemia no es culpa de Los Estados Unidos de igual forma tampoco lo es de aquellos que han quedado seleccionado en la DV2020 y DV 2021 y que un número importante teniendo ya sus visas aprobadas por razón de la tragedia del Covic así como las proclamaciones de Trump no pudieron viajar pese a haber vendido sus propiedades y dejado sus empleos confiados en poder llegar a tierra norteamericana para seguir trabajando en las metas trazadas así como otros poder reunirse con sus seres queridos, Definitivamente la Gran Tragedia del 2020 con relación a las visas de diversidad del 2020 y el 2021 conseguirá el alivio necesario y justo para todos aquellos que hemos estado en vilo por esa circunstancia al mismo tiempo que damos gracias por estar vivos,
Finalmente, estoy seguro Dios los seguirá bendiciendo en sus buenos deseos y así tal como reza parte del Himno Nacional de los Estados Unidos de América “Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just”
And this be our motto: «In God is our trust».”
February 3, 2021 at 05:15
Thanks for the optimistic spirit and wishes to all. This what we need to go through this long patience.
February 3, 2021 at 12:14
my dear Fidel
What about us, the winners of the random lottery during the previous years 2017-2018-2019 and the interviews at the US embassy and they were rejected because of Presidential Decree No. 9645. They are not covered by your expectations and be lucky as the winners of the random lottery for the year 2020-2021.
February 3, 2021 at 03:11
Brit Simon your analysis regarding POTUS Biden is going wrong as you said he is more decent and human being person. He more worst than Any other President. You said he will revoke all the Trump illegal immigration action but you see what he did yesterday.
February 3, 2021 at 05:31
I understand your frustration. But worse than any other president – NO.
February 3, 2021 at 03:18
This is getting way more than frustrating. I thought that selection was gonna change my life and give me the chance to become permanent after 6 years on a work visa in the US but things have gotten worse and worse since then.
There’s never a good news for DV2021, just an endless wait on Biden’s election hoping to remove this damn immigration ban while all his concerns have been illegal immigration and the wall at the border since day 1. I keep wondering if high case numbers like mine should just stop believing in something that day by day seems to be getting impossible. I understand predicting is difficult right now, but time is running out and I guess the ones who will “pay” for this will be high case numbers.
Thanks for your effort Brit!
February 3, 2021 at 05:13
Daniele- It’s frustrating indeed. But let’s hope for the best and be optimistic.
Firstly, we hope that the ban will be removed and all the cases numbers will be included and processed in a timely manner. Also, bear in mind that there are a lot of holes that may make the KCC increase the numbers drastically in the coming months.
Secondly, I remember last year Sep. 2020 all the cases became current despite the extreme pandemic situation. Therefore, my advise to you to keep a close eye on the VB issue, if the ban not lifted until that time, try to plan and go to other country that the pandemic impact is less and the US embassy conducts the DV interviews normally. Remember that you need to coordinate this well with KCC and the embassy to change the interview location.
Anyway, I am pretty sure that all the cases numbers going to appear, remember me then. Just be patient.
Wishing good luck to all.
February 3, 2021 at 05:33
It certainly is frustrating – every day lost causes more damage. I don’t know what can be recovered.
February 3, 2021 at 03:37
Dear Mr. Brit,
Could you advise me if there any chance for DV 2020 because life has stopped because of this expectation, I can’t move forward because of this expectation. There is no certainty. Only hope and expectation. Please tell me what to do. Is it worth the hope further or not or not?
February 3, 2021 at 05:32
You have to decide for yourself whether to continue hoping or not.
February 3, 2021 at 12:35
let’s take action! write to President Biden directly! Leave him a message on https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
February 3, 2021 at 04:06
I suggest you guys do a mass-mailing to the president, this way he might do something about it
February 3, 2021 at 04:18
Once you said removing Muslim ban without removing 10014 is useless and biden won’t do that, but he did! Removing Muslim ban on day 1 was just a nice theater to watch, that’s all.
February 3, 2021 at 04:45
Honestly I don’t see a reason for PP10014 or PP10052 unless Biden will extend them on March 31st. By that I mean, the purpose of the ban is to “limit competition for jobs” but in the time Thays left till the bans expire, how many of the unemployed Americans will have jobs and more so, will the pandemic have ended? Neither of these seem like possible scenarios, so unless Biden is planning to extend the PPs, then they are really of no benefit whatsoever to the American people, and financially and emotionally, even mentally detrimental to DV winners. I just don’t see what benefit they bring, unless Biden IS planning to extend them and he just won’t say.
February 3, 2021 at 05:36
There is no logic to the connection to jobs.
February 3, 2021 at 04:59
I agree we must trust our lawyers and it is very clear that we are on President Biden’s position on the serious immigration problem, In addition to that is the pandemic crisis which is where I believe is the reason why for now Trump’s proclamations are not lifted, Once the vaccination process continues to progress they will surely fine-tune the new biosecurity protocols to have the arguments to lift the proclamations as well as the fact of all those who their visas expired for reasons of travel bans and embassy closures as in the case of Venezuelans and Cubans. Likewise, in Europe among others.
we were unable to travel despite having sold their property and left their jobs confident that we could reach American land to continue working on the goals set as well as others to be able to meet with their loved ones, Definitely the Great Tragedy of 2020 in relation to the diversity visas of 2020 and 2021 will get the necessary and just relief for all those of us who have been on the road for that circumstance at the same time as we thank for being alive.
Finally, I am sure God will continue to bless you in your good wishes and just as part of the National Anthem of the United States of America says “Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just” And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”.”
February 3, 2021 at 05:16
Hi simon. My Visa due to expire on Friday. Should I wait only for the review or what advice do u have for me. Thanks
February 3, 2021 at 05:38
You have no choice but to wait. You will need a re-issuance of your visa later.
February 3, 2021 at 08:57
Dear you can Try to get a flight if they’re allowed you to boarding then, try your luck you can enter US. That’s my advice if I was at your situation.
February 3, 2021 at 05:32
my friends , be positive from the point of view that president Biden supports the immigration so for him and his team are very easy to issue any kind of executive order or other decision to give the relief for dv 2020 or dv 2021 ,think about this we still have time and the intention in the new administration is positive toward the immigrants and they control and lead the white house now so be positive of course his team advisers know about this and know that they can repair by one decision will be taken by the administration to solve the problem , so for dv 2020 it is very easy for the advisers team to tell the embassies to reissue the expired visas and for dv 2021 is also easy to tell KCC to start the interview let’s say in april till sep and also it can say to embassies to work on all the visas to be issued before 30 sep 2021 , why because the will ,the intention , the goal , of this new administration are to support the immigration so pl put in your mind these concepts and think positively about this because if they dont intent to help us it is very easy to say this openly ,
Sorry Sir , but i am optimistic about the wisdom of president Biden and his immigration team so i felt to express my feeling about what will happen in the near by future ,
February 3, 2021 at 05:53
Can I just ask, what situation are you in with all of this?
Are you a DV2020 selectee who didn’t get a chance for an interview because the time frame didn’t allow you & you’re waiting for a chance on the 9095 visas? Are you a DV2020 Visa Holder? Are you a DV2020 visa holder whose visa has expired? Are you a DV2021 selectee who is also running out of time with their chance of getting at least an interview?
Because if you don’t fall in any of these categories then I don’t expect you to feel the frustration of having to deal with this ban! It’s easy to say that people with visas that have or will be expired to just “get their visas reissued”, when in reality we’ll need to Redo All medicals, police reports and pay all visa fees! All of this costs money! Money that doesn’t just fall out of trees! Most of us have waited almost 2 years for this. We have practiced so much patience. We have given so much hope. We continue to be hopeful every single day but it is coming to a point where some of us will just lose our minds over this!
We are all being Optimistic here and just CAN NOT WAIT ANY LONGER FOR THIS NIGHTMARE TO END!
ps: put yourself in our shoes would ya!
February 3, 2021 at 05:37
It’s really frustrating but let’s keep our hope up.
On the same hand, kindly, I would like your advise. My case is 2021AF13XXX, and as you can see it is current March 2021. Shall I send email to KCC asking for the 2NL for interview appointment. I Or shall I contact the embassy if they can coordinate with KCC (which I don’t think will work) to get my 2NL.
Anyway, appreciate your valuable advice.
Thank you in advance.
February 3, 2021 at 05:42
I think it would be worth contacting yoour local embassy and see whether they are prepared to push KCC on your behalf. It’s a long shot – but it would be great to get a few people to try that.
February 3, 2021 at 05:46
Thanks Simon, will do that and let you know the response. If it worked, you can announce to benefit others from this move
February 3, 2021 at 05:53
Exactly. It won’t “cost” anything to try.
February 12, 2021 at 08:15
Hi Simon.. I contacted the embassy but no response.. however after two days I received email from kcc telling me congratulations our records shows that you have submitted all your documents. Then after that the standard email reply, e.g. interview schedule depends on your number being current and transferred to the embassy; documents shall be complete, etc… Then after all stating the proclamation fact..
I didn’t understand if the embassy contacted kcc to respond to me or it’s just a coincidence.. and also I don’t understand the response.. my case is already current why don’t they transfer the documents to the embassy?
I havent responded yet.. but do you have any thoughts or advices..
Thanks in advance..
February 12, 2021 at 20:07
Your contact may have helped get the KCC response.
No interviews are being scheduled right now, either because of PP10014 OR because of embassy closures. We just need to keep pushing.
February 3, 2021 at 06:28
If Biden is truly better than Trump then he should have removed this pp10014 ban .
I was never quick to celebrate the coming of Biden cos i foresaw this!
We loosing on our American dream everyday we woke up .
February 3, 2021 at 07:02
Hi brit, you think this is final ( finita la comedia) for dv lottery viners and doesn’t have chance for interviews and visas.? Our dream is bumped,? Or we have more chance dv 2021 viners who’s number is low( my is EU2021••••32**) normal year my interview be left in October- November. But what i need hold from new administration?
February 3, 2021 at 12:38
No I don’t think that at all. I am worried about the worsening of the COVID crisis and other things that we cannot forsee, but other than that, I believe the blockages will be removed to at least get some cases through. I just don’t know when, and therefore don’t know which cases will be interviewed.
February 3, 2021 at 07:09
And one more question, Trumps ban expiring march31? Or Biden signed new proclamation with out pp10014-10052. Or 31 march is our chance fir remove this ban?
February 3, 2021 at 12:38
The bans are due to expire March 31, yes.
February 3, 2021 at 07:26
What ALIA can do for us?
February 3, 2021 at 12:39
They are working on it already – the article above is updated.
February 3, 2021 at 07:45
Biden is simply the experienced politician. He promised many things but really doing nothing for legal immigration. Lifting Muslim Ban was the political step, but in reality lifting that ban means nothing while PP’s aren’t revoked, that’s why he did nothing for legal immigration. That’s how Democratic party works, they always care for illegal immigration. So Mr. Brit please stop the dreaming and look at reality, Biden isn’t as good as we wanted.
February 3, 2021 at 12:40
YOu are quick to make such a profound judgement – but you are entitled to your opinion.
February 3, 2021 at 08:44
Hi Simon, after this huge disappointment, when is the next major and earliest event to retain for DV2020’s w/ Visas expiring early March?
February 3, 2021 at 12:42
Mid March is the final Gomez hearing, with a decision expected after that – perhaps late March.
February 3, 2021 at 09:06
Hi Brit, any word on Biden allowing reissuances, which would extend our activation dates? DV2020 visa holder here.
February 3, 2021 at 12:44
Biden has not commented on that – you will see the updated article above has a letter from the Gomez plaintiffs asking for an injunction. They are working on it.
February 3, 2021 at 10:10
Hi brit I appriciate your work. I was Dv2020 winner my case no is 33k , and i’m not plaintiff..if the court give priority for plaintiffs, I’ll haven”t chance from 9095 visas. I had a hope with biden.but , there is nothing new!Mr.biden is another little trump. I always appriciate your support thank you sir
February 3, 2021 at 10:36
Dear Brit, I have been following you ever since I won. You are a great person who shared lot of information with us . Because of u , I learnt the process n made gud friends. Iam from an Asian country n my case no is medium low. I am in a Facebook group with some dv 2021 winners where most of them have high case no’s n they dnt understand the basic procedure even . Even 24xxx case no’s keep saying still they didn’t gt document request … when Biden ddnt remove immigration ban, ppl in our grup started criticizing you n says utter nonsense abt u. I thought of talking behalf of you bt again it’s stupid to talk with idiots . My green card dream is almost over . Bt I like to salute for all your helpful information n everything . KIDOs…
February 3, 2021 at 12:45
People are frustrated. I understand that.
February 3, 2021 at 23:52
Bt u r not responsible fr it dear Brit.. bcz u ddnt implement such bans by ur own .. they say ur predictions has never come true ..?They are such selfish idiots .. Dear Brit u r nt responsible for some ones unluck or fate .
February 3, 2021 at 23:57
That’s OK. I have broad shoulders.
February 3, 2021 at 11:19
Thanks Mr Simon,
1. when will the lawsuits be heard?
2. Does the judge have power to revoke ban?
February 3, 2021 at 12:46
1. Gomez and Anunciato have been heard.
2. Technically yes – they can find a way to block it.
February 3, 2021 at 12:30
hey the holders of DV-2020 visas!
Let’s at least use our last chance and send messages through the White House website to President Biden!
I have just sent one message from my family!
February 3, 2021 at 12:36
It is understandable our frustration and our dreams to all of going to live and study in the United States; I too am in the same situation as each of you. a permit to enter without having been granted, it is frustrating but let’s understand ; as they said: every situation has its own why the facts. president biden and his administration all know that there are immigrants from the DV with visas waiting to enter the united states. have wondered why? i wonder there may be more essential things to do first or others !!
February 3, 2021 at 15:01
How long are we going to wait for the dv2021 process to start ? Every time the VB is out it runs into other month. We are now in the fifth month no schedule interview for any case.
I’m to president Joe Biden to please remove this mountain (pp10014/10052.
February 3, 2021 at 16:52
I think we have lost March for sure, and probably April. However, for interviews to start, we need embassies open. For DV2021 that may be the biggest remaining issue now.
February 3, 2021 at 15:31
Yes this whole situation is frustrating but I am trying to remain positive. I think Biden and his team are fully aware of PP 10014 and its consequences but are unwilling to remove it because of the Covid situation. They are having problems vaccinating their current population and do not want to add thousands of immigrants into the mix until they have a better handle on the situation. We have to rely on the legal team who are trying their best to help us. BritSimon I have a question: If the Gomez case succeeds and visas are reissued, would it be the same process as the first time. I know we will need a new medical and pay the fees again but do you have to go into the embassy and interview again. I am asking because it was very costly for my family of four to travel to my Embassy city as we had to fly there.
February 3, 2021 at 15:36
I’m also wondering about the reissuance process. I assume it involves a new medical and sending the passport & medical over to the Consulate/Embassy. I understand that they CAN call you in for another interview but they likely won’t. My question is around the timeline. How long before the visa expires do you need to get the reissuance application into the embassy? Do they need to have the application before the expiry date, or does the reissuance need to be granted before the expiry date?
February 3, 2021 at 18:55
There is not a formalized process that I know of. Up until last September re-issuances basically never happened.
February 3, 2021 at 19:51
Oh! I thought Trump banned them and now we’re just waiting for that ban to be lifted. So in the before times, if you couldn’t activate your green card within 6 months of your medical, that was it – all over, red rover? No reissuance, ever?
February 3, 2021 at 23:31
Well the key was always that re-issuances were only possible for unavoidable reasons beyond the control of the applicant. Inconvenience never met that standard, whereas government bans, embassies closed and so on do meet that standard. So yes – I used to explain to people that if they missed their expiry date, they had wasted their opportunity. Once the COVID crisis and bans are over, that will be the normal position again.
February 3, 2021 at 16:53
Yes that is the downside of re-issuances. The process and fees will be the same as last time, I believe.
It would be far better to get 10014 struck down, or visas extended for a couple of months. But we have to wait and see what the lawyers can do.
February 3, 2021 at 15:48
It seems like 2021 is going the same way as 2020. I would benefit from the bulletin going current in June. I think it might be a possibility, because there won’t be enough time to process in order. I am doing change of status. I think people already residing in the US should benefit from the bulletin going current, because we are not affected by the ban.
February 3, 2021 at 18:56
That is true, but I don’t have a lot of hope to see current. It would be surprising.
February 3, 2021 at 16:48
February 4, 2021 at 07:36
We waited 5 years and at end just before getting visa for our family, embassies closed the doors. When I left my daughter she was 5 years old, now 10. This needs to be solved very soon.
February 6, 2021 at 09:15
174 immigration, civil rights, human rights, labor and policy organizations and businesses urge Biden to cancel PP 10014/52!
#NoBan #DV2020 #DV2021
February 6, 2021 at 11:49
Kaba good news, we pray to see very soon the good news,
As we know president Biden supports immigrants so hope to be positive with this letter.
February 6, 2021 at 15:36
Good news Kaba.. thanks Bro…
Let’s hope for the better.and the best luck…
February 7, 2021 at 16:26
Simon, I’m a DV2020 v.holder. In that regard what do you think on the timeline ahead of these cases – Anunciato mainly i guess related to lifting the pp10014? How many more procedural steps are ahead until the judje should make a final decision? Are there any deadlines for each step that the court needs to follow, or could it be dragged on for months ahead?
Thanks for everything you do!
February 8, 2021 at 05:14
February 8, 2021 at 16:18
Can this help us to speed up the process? XXX YT video removed XXX
February 8, 2021 at 16:59
That is one of many efforts to make sure the bans are kept in mind. That all helps, but litigation must continue. For 2021 the bans are no longer an issue at all.
February 8, 2021 at 17:11
Thanks for your fast reply. Without you I think we will be completely in a dark. Very grateful for you efforts. Stay well and healthy.
February 9, 2021 at 09:59
Looks like Annunciato case wasn’t merged so good news on a possible sooner decision ? How any idea when should that be latest?
February 9, 2021 at 20:23
February 10, 2021 at 16:26
We’re #DV2020 winner. All had the interview on Jan 2020. Wife and kid received the stamp before Trump’s ban on March 2020. I could at that time and waited. Wife and kid renewed the stamps and I also got the stamp on Sep /w #PP10014. Expire, Separate, Loser, or …
February 10, 2021 at 17:56
Is there a question?
February 10, 2021 at 21:45
Can I get Greencard to activate before stamp expires?
February 11, 2021 at 03:55
Aren’t there some category of dv2020 that are treated as priority? I added already work for PEPFAR even in my current state, just wanna know if there any exceptions with regards to the présidentiel suspension?
February 11, 2021 at 13:21
There are NIE exceptions but you can only get those by being interviewed, and most embassies are not doing interviews. I don’t see how work for PEPFAR would give you an exception.
February 12, 2021 at 08:44
Hello Brit the Captain DV America,
I saw this from Curtis Morisson’s telegram post:
“DV2020 Update: Gomez counsel today put out a guidance for immigration attorneys telling them to have their DV2020s with issued visas contact consulates asking for “mission critical” national interest exceptions to enter US before their visas expiration.
While it is true I asked the government to stipulate to provide blanket NIE exceptions, they have not given a response to that proposal.
We have no reason to believe consulates will give DV 2020s with issued visas NIEs to enter before expiration.
From my view, directing an approximately 60k member class to contact understaffed consulates individually for something we know those consulates cannot do will only slow down the consulates more, making their backlog even worse. We are not advising our clients to contact consulates like this.
Reminder: There are two upcoming hearings- both on Feb 18- where this problem could be solved.”
What do you think about it? can we contact directly the ambassies to get NIE, whatever we are not from UE area?
February 12, 2021 at 20:11
It’s not 60K – nothing like that. So I think Curtis is a little confused.
Now – having said that. Individual NIEs will not be available for most cases. The blanket NIE is the best option for DV2020 cases.
February 12, 2021 at 15:24
I am a dv2020 holder and my visa will be expired on mid of march whereas PP10014 will go through until 31 march.
In this situation, can i get an extended visa? Will it be the same procedure ? Medical check up, police report…
Thank u very much !
February 12, 2021 at 20:22
The lawyers are discussing that now. Wait.