Immigration Law

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Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19
Posted on 17 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Mar. 16, 2020 "The health and safety of those who work at and visit our embassy and consulate facilities is our highest priority. In response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and in line with the Mexican government’s call... Read More

Caravans and Consulates: Should Asylum Seekers Have More Options? - Curtis Pierce
Posted on 23 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Caravans and Consulates: Should Asylum Seekers Have More Options? By: Curtis Pierce , Feb. 2019 INTRODUCTION In the autumn of 2018, a caravan of Central American migrants seeking a better life traveled from Honduras to the southern border of the... Read More

A trade war wages across US consulates in India over H-1B visas. Is a truce in sight?
Posted on 29 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"America’s unofficial trade war against India might be coming to an end. For the last few years, US consulates across India have excessively scrutinized visa applicants in the H-1B and L categories. These refer to highly skilled professional... Read More

Alert: DOS resumes issuance of F, M and J visas
Posted on 21 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"SEVP and DoS have resolved the interface difficulties between their respective systems as of close of business, November 18, 2011. DoS has instructed embassies and consulate to resume issuing F, M, and J visas immediately." - ICE, Broadcast... Read More

The Consuls' Files, by Cher Madam
Posted on 17 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Inside baseball for NIV and IV visa geeks, nerds and wonks: The Consuls' Files Faves: It's Not Illegal to do Something That's Not Illegal Five Rules of Supervision Iatrogenesis At Work What Child is This? Ours! - Cher... Read More

Countries with Limited or No U.S. Visa Services
Posted on 20 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. embassies and consulates are sometimes forced to limit or, at times, suspend visa services because of natural disasters, civil unrest, war, and/or security concerns, among other reasons. The list below notes the U.S. embassies and consulates... Read More