NORMAL SPEEDY ADJUDICATIONS
In our opinion, the most important rollback necessary is to bring back the normal processing times we had before President Trump ordered an intentional slowdown of adjudications of petitions and applications. President Trump called the slowdown “extreme vetting”. It is scandalous that it takes 4-8 weeks to get a Filing Fee Receipt, or 12 months to approve a simple petition or schedule an interview for an application for naturalization.
We need a Rollback of the slow-down of processing times.
NATURALIZATION CIVICS TEST
In its last days, the Trump administration implemented a new test of U.S. history and U.S. government as part of the application process to become a U.S. citizen. The “Trump test” was longer and more difficult and it was expected that more applicants for citizenship would fail it.
The Biden administration just announced a rollback of the “Trump test”. As of March 1, 2021, USCIS will return to the same test that was in effect since 2008.
IMMIGRANT VISA BAN
President Trump imposed several Visa Bans against the issuance of most immigrant visas and some non-immigrant visas. The effect was that for close to one (1) year, no consular interviews were scheduled for legal immigrants and almost no immigrant visas were issued to legal immigrants in any country.
Last week, on February 24, 2021, President Biden rolled back this Travel Ban (with some exceptions). This means that American Consuls should begin scheduling interviews for applicants with approved petitions (Family as well as Employment-based) and begin issuing Immigrant Visas to approved applicants.