Immigration Law

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H-1B FOIA Fight Nets $150K Settlement From USCIS: Rubman v. USCIS
Posted on 27 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rubman v. USCIS, May 25, 2016, Joint Stipulation of Dismissal -"1. Defendants agree to continue processing their response to Mr. Rubman’s May 10, 2012, FOIA request, which is assigned USCIS case number COW2012000535, in good faith and in accordance... Read More

ICE Agrees to Release Thousands of Previously-Withheld Records
Posted on 2 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Yesterday, a U.S. District Court in Connecticut approved a settlement in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit challenging the refusal of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release tens of thousands of documents about the Criminal... Read More

Feds Settle Asylum Officer Notes FOIA Lawsuit: Martins v. USCIS
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Immigration officials will no longer fight a lawyer who claimed that quality representation hinged on accessing the notes asylum officers took on his clients. San Francisco-based immigration attorney Jeffrey Martins sued the U.S. Citizenship and... Read More

USCIS Agrees To Pay NY Atty $47K In Fees To End FOIA Fight
Posted on 31 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, May 29, 2015 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has agreed to pay a New York immigration attorney more than $47,000 in attorneys' fees , ending a yearslong fight over Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a court... Read More