The following additional items may be of interest to our readers:
U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua: Due to the current unrest in Nicaragua, the U.S. embassy in Managua has significantly reduced its hours, and DOS has suspended almost all visa processing. The embassy is prioritizing U.S. citizen services, immigrant visa cases that were already pending at the embassy as of May 16, 2018, and emergency nonimmigrant visa services. It is assessing the security situation on a daily basis before determining when it will resume normal hours of operation. Meanwhile, Nicaraguan nationals who are physically in another country may apply for a U.S. visa at that country’s U.S. embassy. Additional information can be found at https://ni.usembassy.gov/visas/visas-frequently-asked-questions/.
DACA Update: DACA was set to terminate on March 5, 2018, but a federal court enjoined the termination and ordered DHS to continue accepting applications. The Ninth Circuit will hear the case next and likely uphold the injunction. In the meantime, DACA beneficiaries can use this time to renew their status. A permanent solution would likely need to come from Congress, which has yet to be able to pass any relevant legislation.