Rep. Lofgren on Resolution of Visa Bulletin Debacle

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 07071732 (posted Jul. 17, 2007)"

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2007
CONTACT: Pedro Ribeiro
202-225-3072, pedro.ribeiro@mail.house.gov

Rep. Lofgren Applauds Resolution of Visa Bulletin Debacle

Washington, D.C. – Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) issued the following statement in response to Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff’s planned announcement on adjustment of status applications.

"The Secretary of Homeland Security in a phone call today informed me that a solution to the Visa Bulletin fiasco has been found. The Department of State will issue an August Visa Bulletin that permits the filing of adjustment of status applications through August 17, 2007, at the current fee level, which will be accepted through that date by the Department of Homeland Security. I’m pleased that a reasonable solution has been reached. I will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that both the Departments of State and Homeland Security follow through properly with this plan."