June 21, 2017 Executive Order Deletes Prior Order's 3-Week Goal for Visa Interviews


Executive Order 13802 [82 FR 28747 (June 26, 2017)], signed by President Trump on June 21, 2017, deletes section 2(b)(ii) of President Obama's Executive Order 13597 of January 19, 2012, which had directed DOS and DHS to "ensure that 80 percent of nonimmigrant visa applicants are interviewed within 3 weeks of receipt of application."

The effect of this change on overall visa processing times remains to be seen.