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Trump Got His Wall, After All
Posted on 26 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rachel Morris, Highline, Nov. 24, 2019 "IN THE TWO YEARS AND 308 DAYS THAT DONALD Trump has been president, he has constructed zero miles of wall along the southern border of the United States. He has, to be fair, replaced or reinforced 76 miles... Read More

USCIS Set to Close Overseas Offices, Jeopardizing US Military Families
Posted on 12 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Mar. 12, 2019 "The Trump administration is preparing to shutter many of its immigration operations abroad, cutting back on a key support system for those applying overseas to relocate to the United States. The director... Read More

Preliminary Injunction Granted in SIJ Lawsuit: J.L. v. Cissna
Posted on 25 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

J.L. v. Cissna, Oct. 24, 2018 - "Plaintiffs are young immigrants who were abused, neglected, or abandoned by their parents. They seek classification as Special Immigrant Juveniles (“SIJ”) as a pathway to lawful permanent residency in... Read More

Angelo Paparelli: Where is USCIS Director Cissna?
Posted on 7 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli, Sept. 5, 2018 - "As hard to spot as a well-camouflaged Waldo or surreptitious Carmen San Diego, Francis Cissna, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is almost nowhere to be found. The exception –... Read More

Cissna Mulls Changes to 'Public Charge' Regs; "We’re Going to Follow [Trump's] Directives"
Posted on 28 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NI ck Miroff, Washington Post, Mar. 28, 2017 - "Immigrants who accept almost any form of welfare or public benefit, even popular tax deductions, could be denied legal U.S. residency under a proposal awaiting approval by the Trump administration,... Read More

Expert: Grassley/Cissna Letters "Exhibit an Overall Anti-Immigrant View"
Posted on 25 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Marcelo Rochabrun, ProPublica, May 23, 2017 - "Lee Francis Cissna, President Trump’s nominee to head the federal agency that handles applications for visas, refugee status and citizenship, has put little on the public record in his 20 years... Read More

Cissna Signals Attack on H-4 EADs
Posted on 24 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Apr. 4, 2018 letter to Sen. Grassley - "'[O]ur plans include proposing regulatory changes to remove H-4 dependent spouses from the class of aliens eligible for employment authorization, thereby reversing the 2015 final rule that granted such... Read More

Tags: ead , Grassley , h-4 , spouses , cissna , USCIS

Tech Lobby Sends Letter to USCIS Supporting Work Authorization for H-4 Visa Holders
Posted on 24 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sunita Sohrabji, India-West, Jan. 23, 2018 - "The Information Technology Industry Council, a major lobbying group for the tech industry, led a group of 10 IT organizations which sent a letter Jan. 17 to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director... Read More

Tags: letter , h-4 , cissna , USCIS , itic