Visa Bulletin for November 2013

The updated bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during November. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security reports applicants for adjustment of status.

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs publishes the monthly Visa Bulletin on their website at www.travel.state.gov under the Visas section. Alternatively, visitors may access the Visa Bulletin directly by going to:

To view the current bulletin, refer to the Department of State here.

NYT: America’s Immigration Debate

The New York Times’s Sam Tanenhaus explains government efforts to keep generations of immigrants out of the country and links President Reagan’s amnesty for Latino Americans to today’s immigration debate in this interesting video clip.

Visa Bulletin for October 2013

The updated bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during October. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security reports applicants for adjustment of status.

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs publishes the monthly Visa Bulletin on their website at www.travel.state.gov under the Visas section. Alternatively, visitors may access the Visa Bulletin directly by going to:

To view the current bulletin, refer to the Department of State here.

Government Shutdown Causing Immigration Court Delays

Immigration courts nationwide are continuing to adjudicate detained cases. Court functions that support the detained caseload will continue, but other functions are suspended. This is the case at our local Immigration Court in Boston, MA. For updates about closures or case processing, check back often.