Immigration Law

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Cyrus Mehta: Positive Changes, Especially for Foreign Students, to 90-Day Misrepresentation Guidance in the FAM
Posted on 29 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

'Public Charge' FAM Change Triggers Consular Abuse of 212(a)(4)
Posted on 16 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

According to FY2018 DOS statistics , "DOS rejected 13,450 applications for immigrant visas in FY2018 based on a determination that the applicant could become a "public charge," a 316 percent increase from FY2017 when it denied 3,237 applications... Read More

City of Baltimore Sues Trump Administration for Executing Unlawful, Anti-Immigrant ‘Public Charge’ Policy Behind Closed Doors
Posted on 29 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Democracy Forward, Nov. 28, 2018 - "Today the City of Baltimore filed suit against the Trump Administration for unlawfully and secretly changing the State Department’s definition of “public charge,” a provision in immigration law... Read More

Reinterpreting the 90 Day Misrepresentation Provision in the Foreign Affairs Manual - Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese
Posted on 24 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese, Apr. 23, 2018 - " As we previously blogged , the State Department abruptly amended the Foreign Affairs Manual in September 2017 to provide consular officers with broader grounds to find that foreign nationals misrepresented... Read More