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DOL Kills Trump Move to Add Visa Hurdles for Trafficking Victims

Feb. 5, 2021, 5:19 PM

The U.S. Labor Department is eliminating a Trump administration policy that diminished the agency’s role in certifying visas for victims of human trafficking and other workplace crimes.

“For the purpose of reviewing issues of law, fact, and policy,” DOL’s Wage and Hour Division said Friday it has withdrawn a 2019 memo that had instituted a more cumbersome process for authorizing applications for what are known as U and T visas.

The Biden administration’s WHD hasn’t divulged how it plans to revise its visa approval process; the Trump policy was simply pulled from an agency website without an accompanying statement. But ...