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DOS Cable on DOMA
Posted on 2 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"UNCLASSIFIED STATE 00112850 AUG 13 SUBJECT: NEXT STEPS ON DOMA - GUIDANCE FOR POSTS 1. On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court held Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. That decision has many immigration-related... Read More

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Cyrus D. Mehta: State Department Toughens Standard For Assessing a Foreign Student’s Ties With Home Country
Posted on 12 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta and Sophia Genovese-Halvorson, Sept. 12, 2017 - "Similar to many other nonimmigrant admission requirements, under INA § 101(a)(15)(F), a foreign national must show that they have a foreign residence which they do not intend on... Read More

No Eyeglasses Policy for Visa and Passport Photographs - DOS Cable (Sept. 23, 2016)
Posted on 7 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

UNCLASSIFIED 16 STATE 106142 - SEPT 23, 2016 - "The "No Eyeglasses Policy" will go into effect November 1, 2016. Under this policy, Consular Affairs (CA) will no longer accept photographs of visa and passport applicants wearing eyeglasses... Read More

DOS Cable: T and U Visa Changes
Posted on 3 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"1. Summary: In March 2013 Congress enacted several changes to the William Wilberforce Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) & Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008(TVPRA) that affect T and U visa eligibility. T visas are designed... Read More

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From the Archives: 2002 DOS Cable on Expunged State Drug Convictions
Posted on 22 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A December 2002 cable from DOS discussing Lujan-Armendariz, Salazar-Regino, etc. For historical reference only! [For more up-to-date (and depressing) news click here and here .] Read More