Liam Schwartz writes: "We are pleased to report that Consular Corner has joined the LexisNexis family, and as of this month is being published by Bender's Immigration Bulletin – Daily Edition (BIBDE), now known as the Immigration Law Community (ILC.) This move would not be possible without the encouragement and support of BIBDE's editor, Daniel M. Kowalski. Thank you, Dan!
This month's column leads with a report about an alarming vulnerability in visa security at U.S. consular posts. We follow this item with inspiring remarks to consular officers from their boss, and then report on the hushed reintroduction of visa services at Embassy Asmara, Eritrea. The consular quiz focuses on visa issuances and refusals, and our monthly quote expresses what many ACS officers probably feel in their hearts from time to time. Happy reading - and although this column is published but once a month, be sure to check out BIBDE/ILC for breaking immigration news on a daily basis!" - Liam Schwartz, May 2013.