Immigration Law

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One Theory Explaining #VisaGate2015 - Greg Siskind
Posted on 12 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Inside baseball, or twelve-dimensional chess? You decide... Greg Siskind, Oct. 9, 2015 - "Since the beginning of the Visagate controversy, something has bothered me about the explanation USCIS has been offering. Our own number crunching Visa Bulletin... Read More

#VisaGate2015 FOIA Request Filed
Posted on 9 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bob Gibbs' FOIA request regarding October 2015 Visa Bulletin switch. Read More

#VisaGate2015 Lawsuit Update - Greg Siskind
Posted on 18 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Siskind, Nov. 16, 2015 - "Today we filed for class certification motion in Mehta v. Kerry. That motion asks the judge to certify our case as a class action so that all people in the same shoes as our named plaintiffs will be able to file their... Read More

Setback for #VisaGate2015 Lawsuit: Mehta v. DOS (May 16, 2016)
Posted on 17 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mehta v. DOS, May 16, 2016 - "This matter comes before the Court on Defendants United States Department of State, et al. (collectively, “State Department”)’s Motion to Dismiss pursuant to FRCP 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6), Dkt. #27. The... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta - Will #VisaGate2015 Be Déjà Vu All Over Again?
Posted on 28 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Sept. 26, 2015 - "On September 24, 2015, the Department of State issued an update that supersedes the previously released October Visa Bulletin. By moving many filing dates back, the update radically changed the recently announced... Read More

16 House Members Ask DOS, DHS for #VisaGate2015 Info
Posted on 31 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

House letter, Oct. 28, 2015 - "[W]e request that you provide the estimated number of eligible applicants under the initial Visa Bulletin filing dates and the estimated number of eligible applicants under the revised Bulletin. To the extent possible... Read More

Feds File Response to #VisaGate2015 Lawsuit - Mehta v. DOS
Posted on 16 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Siskind, Dec. 15, 2015 - "The Government has filed its response to our September 28th lawsuit on the Visa Bulletin. As expected, the government chose to file a Motion to Dismiss. Per our agreed stipulation with the government, we will have until... Read More

Amended Complaint Filed in #VisaGate2015 Lawsuit: Mehta v. DOS
Posted on 17 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Siskind, Jan. 15, 2016 - "There have been a number of important changes and expansions from the original complaint filed in September. The following summarizes them..." Link to amended complaint filed Jan. 15, 2016 here . Read More

#Visagate2015 May Spawn Litigation
Posted on 28 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Sept. 9, 2015 the State Department published the October 2015 Visa Bulletin with a new "Dates for Filing Applications" feature enabling some on the backlogged waiting lists to file 'early' for adjustment of status. But on Sept. 25th... Read More

#VisaGate2015 Litigation Update - Oct. 1, 2015 (Mehta v. DOS)
Posted on 1 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Oct. 1, 2015 - There may be a hearing in Seattle this morning on the motion for TRO. Meanwhile, here are links to key documents in Mehta v. DOS, No. 15cv1543, W.D. Wa.: Amended Complaint Emergency Motion for TRO Proposed Order Declaration... Read More

Greg Siskind on Mehta v. DOS TRO Denial
Posted on 7 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Siskind, Visagate Litigation 2015 Facebook page, Oct. 7, 2015 - "As we indicated in our update from earlier in the week, our TRO motion was going to be an uphill battle because the standard for getting a motion like this even before the evidence... Read More