Visa Processing Remains a Challenge

Visa Processing Remains a Challenge

Now that most of the Trump era visa bans have been lifted, one would think that it’s back to business as usual. If only. Two major challenges that continue are the restriction on persons who have been in certain countries in the two weeks before their planned travel...
Immigration Suddenly Blurry Under Biden

Immigration Suddenly Blurry Under Biden

Just when it appeared that President Biden was beginning to right the ship on immigration, his new Secretary of State reversed course acted like the captain of the Titanic. When former President Trump announced a travel ban last year for persons who had been in...
A Refresher on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

A Refresher on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

As we inch ever closer to a very important election day, I thought a refresher on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (or “CIR”) would be helpful when reading candidate statements and viewing debates. Broadly speaking there are three key areas to CIR: Secure the border,...
Visa Processing Resumes in Phases

Visa Processing Resumes in Phases

The U.S. State Department announced that visa processing at U.S. consulates and embassies abroad can begin as early as July 15, 2020. Since the March 20, 2020 suspension of operations and cancellation of visa interviews at most consular posts, there has been little...