Cyrus Mehta, June 23, 2019
"The Department of State Visa Bulletin is eagerly anticipated each month. It tells aspiring immigrants their place in the green card queue, and whether one has moved ahead, remained static or gone backwards. There are...
Department of State Report: Implementation of Presidential Proclamation 9645, December 8, 2017 to March 31, 2019
"[T]he Department of State is providing statistical information related to visa applications made by nationals of the eight countries...
Cyrus Mehta, June 10, 2019
"On May 31, 2019, the State Department added new questions to visa application forms , DS-160/DS-156 Nonimmigrant Visa Application and Form DS-260, Immigrant Visa Application. Visa applicants now have to disclose the...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 5, 2019
"This interim final rule is promulgated to require alien petitioners for the Diversity Visa Program to provide certain information from a valid, unexpired passport on the electronic...
State Department, June 4, 2019
"On May 31, 2019, the Department of State updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms to request additional information, including social media identifiers, from most U.S. visa applicants worldwide...
Faiza Patel, Rachel Levinson-Waldman, Sophia DenUyl, Raya Koreh, Brennan Center for Justice, May 22, 2019
"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is rapidly expanding its collection of social media information and using it to evaluate the security...
Cyrus Mehta, Apr. 27, 2019
"In September 2017, the State Department abruptly amended the Foreign Affairs Manual to provide consular officers with broader grounds to find that foreign nationals misrepresented their intentions when they came to the...
April 24, 2019
DHS on waiving laws to build border barriers, roads:
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 77 / Monday, April 22, 2019
"This rule is largely technical in nature and conforms a narrow aspect of the Department’s visa regulations to the law. The current regulation requires consular officers either to...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/22/2019
"This rule is largely technical in nature and conforms a narrow aspect of the Department’s visa regulations to the law. The current regulation requires consular...
ABA President Bob Carlson, Apr. 9, 2019
"The American Bar Association is concerned over the policy announced last month by the United States government to restrict visas for certain officials of the International Criminal Court, a policy implemented...
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018
Immigration Equality, Feb. 22, 2019
"Immigration Equality and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP celebrate yesterday’s decision by a Federal Judge in Los Angeles recognizing the birthright citizenship of Ethan Dvash-Banks, the son of U.S.-citizen...
Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - "The Department of State annually administers the statutorily-mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for...
Debbie Weingarten, New York Times, Sept. 3, 2018 - "My sons have never been outside the United States, but their passport applications were denied by the State Department, pending more evidence of their citizenship, just hours after news broke that...