Immigration Law

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Executive Order Bars More Iranians from Entry to U.S.
Posted on 10 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, May 8, 2019 EXECUTIVE ORDER IMPOSING SANCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE IRON, STEEL, ALUMINUM, AND COPPER SECTORS OF IRAN "... Sec. 5. The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet... Read More

CA10 on Iran, Christian Converts, MTR: Noori v. Sessions (unpub.)
Posted on 31 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Noori v. Sessions - "In his petition for rehearing, Mr. Noori observes that one day before our decision was filed in this case, the BIA granted a motion to reopen in another case involving an Iranian citizen who had received a final order of removal... Read More

Tags: Iran , asylum

Trump Administration Makes Disturbing About-Face on Religious Minority Refugees from Iran
Posted on 2 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Mar. 1, 2018 - "They sold their homes and possessions, quit their jobs, and left their country — they thought for good. The Iranians, mainly members of their nation’s Christian minorities, were bound for... Read More

Travel Ban 3.0 - Presidential Proclamation (Sept. 24, 2017) - UPDATED
Posted on 25 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 - Here are five links regarding the new travel ban: 1. The Presidential Proclamation 2. A White House Fact Sheet 3. A White House FAQ 4. A State Department Alert (with some significant typos : a) for Iran, the chart... Read More

Is the UMass Amherst Ban on Iranian Science Students Overkill?
Posted on 16 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A new policy stating that the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will no longer admit students from Iran to certain engineering- and science-related programs has attracted criticism and stirred questions about the extent of universities’... Read More

OFAC General License G Affects Iranian Students
Posted on 7 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, the Office of Foreign Assets Control issued Iran General License G authorizing accredited U.S. academic institutions to establish and operate undergraduate and graduate academic exchange agreements with Iranian universities, including the... Read More

Executive Order Suspending Entry of Certain Syrians, Iranians
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"...I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in subsection 1(a) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States,... Read More

Advance Copy of OFAC General License G (Iran)
Posted on 18 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On March 19, 2014, OFAC issued General License G authorizing certain academic exchanges between U.S. academic institutions and Iranian universities and the exportation or importation of certain educational services. On March 20, 2014, OFAC made... Read More

Advance Copy of Executive Order Suspending Entry of Certain Syrians, Iranians
Posted on 2 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" ... I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in subsection 1(a) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States... Read More

Why Won’t the U.S. Allow a Dying Iranian Sociologist to Join His Family?
Posted on 27 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Dr. Rahmatollah Sedigh Sarvestani is dying. The Iranian sociologist, recently retired from a long teaching career at the University of Tehran, suffers from prostate cancer and a pelvic tumor. With his kidneys failing after chemotherapy, doctors... Read More

Tags: Iran , denial , visa , sarvestani

Presidential Order Suspending Entry of Certain Persons from Iran, Syria
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens who meet one or more of the criteria in section 1 of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend... Read More

DOS, DHS Announce Implementation of Changes to Visa Waiver Program
Posted on 21 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joint DOS / DHS press release, Jan. 21, 2016 - "The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes... Read More