Immigration Law

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DOS Update on U.S. Travel Policy Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination
Posted on 21 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Oct. 15, 2021 "As announced by the White House today, the new travel policy requiring foreign nationals traveling to the United States to demonstrate proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 will take effect November 8. The... Read More

Court Grants Summary Judgment in Kinsley v. Blinken
Posted on 5 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kinsley v. Blinken "Among the disruptions wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic have been halts and delays in the U.S. visa-processing system. Here, a large group of noncitizens, U.S.-citizen petitioners, associations, and corporations bring suit to... Read More

DV-2023 ("Visa Lottery") Program Opens Oct. 6, 2021
Posted on 5 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department "The online registration period for the DV-2023 Program begins on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST... Read More

DOS: Important Announcement on F, M, and Academic J Visas (Sept. 14, 2021)
Posted on 15 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Sept. 14, 2021 "International students are now and always have been among the Department of State’s highest priorities. The Department recognizes the important contributions these students make to our college and university campuses;... Read More

DOS IV Prioritization Update (Sept. 13, 2021)
Posted on 15 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Sept. 13, 2021 "As noted in our recent visa services operating status update , the Department of State is committed to sharing the current status of our worldwide visa operations. As part of that effort, we would like to clarify how our embassies... Read More

DOS DV 2021 Update (Sept. 12, 2021)
Posted on 15 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Sept. 12, 2021 "On September 9, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia preliminarily enjoined the Department of State from applying the November 2020 prioritization policy guidance to diversity visa (“DV”) 2021... Read More

DOS Seeks IV Input
Posted on 15 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/16/2021 "All interested parties are invited to respond to this Request for Public Input by submitting written views and comments on all aspects of the Department of State’s... Read More

DOS on Immigrant Visa Prioritization (Aug. 30, 2021)
Posted on 31 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Aug. 30, 2021 "As noted in our recent visa services operating status update , the Department of State is committed to sharing the current status of our worldwide visa operations. As part of that effort, we would like to clarify... Read More

Chats With Charlie: Sept. 2021 Visa Bulletin
Posted on 22 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In this 45-min. Aug. 19, 2021 YouTube video , Charlie Oppenheim discusses the September 2021 Visa Bulletin . Read More

Departments of State, Education Support Intl. Education: Joint Statement
Posted on 26 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education, July 26, 2021 Reengaging the World to Make the United States Stronger at Home A Renewed U.S. Commitment to International Education "We propose the following principles to... Read More

DOS NIE Extensions (July 6, 2021)
Posted on 20 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, July 6, 2021 "Extension of validity for National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) for Travelers from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and India Last Updated: July 6, 2021 On... Read More

CADC on Expatriation, APA: Farrell v. Blinken
Posted on 14 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Farrell v. Blinken "While United States citizenship is one of the most sought after in the world, American citizens sometimes choose to relinquish this privilege and place their allegiance elsewhere. Congress has specified the actions that will... Read More

CADC on Adoption: National Council for Adoption v. Blinken
Posted on 9 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

National Council for Adoption v. Blinken "Members of the National Council For Adoption help prospective parents adopt children. In 2018, the Department of State issued guidance barring adoption agencies from referring certain children to certain... Read More

DOS FAQ on CAM
Posted on 18 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, undated - Central American Minors (CAM) Program: Frequently Asked Questions Read More

Joint DHS/DOS Statement on Central American Minors Program
Posted on 16 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, DOS, June 15, 2021 - Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of State on the Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program "The following joint statement was released by Secretary Alejandro... Read More