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Q&As from AILA Liaison Meeting with DOS

DOS provided answers to questions raised by AILA during the April 7, 2016, meeting with the AILA DOS Liaison Committee. Topics discussed included communicating with consular posts, blanket L visa endorsement, annotation practices, National Visa Center (NVC) deficiency notices, visa modernization, and visa revocation policy. Of note, DOS stated that consular officers are now required to prudentially revoke nonimmigrant visas for DUI arrests subsequent to visa issuance, because driving under the influence is indicative of a possible INA §212(a)(1)(A)(iii) ineligibility for a physical or mental disorder associated with harmful behavior. See questions 5–11 for more information on DOS's revocation policy.