The U.S. State Department has asked the public for information on how it can reduce barriers to immigration benefits, specifically in relation to immigrant visas.

Key Points:

  • The State Department published a Request for Public Input today, soliciting comments on (1) any existing barriers that impede access to, and fair, efficient adjudication of, immigrant visas; and (2) recommendations on actions the Department could take to improve access to adjudication of immigrant visas.
  • The request for input is part of the State Department’s implementation of President Joe Biden’s Feb. 2 executive order “Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans.”

Additional Information: Written comments must be received on or before Oct. 18. Comments can be submitted online via or by email. More information is available here. BAL will continue following the administration’s implementation of the Feb. 2 executive order and will provide updates as information becomes available.

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