giving any reasons why. The Court of
Appeals said that this was not acceptable. Reasons must be given.
The Court of Appeals also explained that the fact that Immigration Judges are overworked with thousands of cases (for each judge), is not an excuse for issuing an unexplained decision.
Am American citizen can file a K-1 petition for an INTENDED SPOUSE who is overseas, with the purpose of bringing him or her to the U.S. so that they can get married in the U.S. (the marriage must take place within 90 days of arrival in the U.S.).
One of the requirements for such a petition is that the couple, the U.S. citizen petitioner and the non-citizen “intended”, have met in person at least one time, within the two years before filing the petition.
But now, in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, most meetings are conducted via Zoom or other electronic media.
But be warned: for immigration purposes, such virtual meetings are not sufficient to file a K-1 petition. An actual, PERSONAL, meeting is required.
Some young people (and some not so young) perpetually stay in school. They complete one degree, then start a second degree, then change course and take on completely different studies. In short, they are “eternal students”.
The Trump Administration did not like them and published a proposal to put limits on the duration of F-1 student visas, in accordance with the time required for completion of a course of studies, mostly: 4 years. For some students, depending on the country of origin, the limit would have been 2 years.
Now came the Biden Administration and cancelled the plan to put limits on student visas. If you get an F-1 visa, it would be “D/S” – Duration of Studies.