Immigration Law

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Protesting Trump’s Muslim Ban Through Art: An Immigration Lawyer’s Perspective - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 15 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 12, 2017 - "There are many ways to protest Trump’s travel ban, also known as the Muslim ban. Lawyers have successfully sued against the ban in the courts. People protested at airports in an unprecedented and spontaneous manner... Read More

USCIS Expands Definitions of “Mother” and “Parent” to Include Gestational Mothers Using ART
Posted on 28 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS issued a new policy ( PA-2014-009 ) clarifying the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to include gestational mothers using assisted reproductive technology regardless... Read More

Transmission of American Citizenship Through ART - Update: Gary Endelman & Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 14 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of State has announced a major and most welcome policy shift to facilitate the transmission of American citizenship to children born outside the United States using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). It will no longer be necessary... Read More

DOS Updates Information for U.S. Citizens Considering the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Abroad
Posted on 6 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Transmission of U.S. citizenship at birth to a child born abroad is governed by Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Sections 301 and/or 309. The Department of State interprets the INA to require a U.S. citizen parent to have a biological connection... Read More

Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"There has been a recent policy change related to children born abroad through assisted reproductive technology (ART). The previous policy required that a mother have a genetic connection to a child in order to qualify as a parent for the purpose... Read More