Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Expert: ICE Uses Green Card Appointments at USCIS to Arrest 'Low Hanging Fruit'
Posted on 2 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Simon Montlake, CSMonitor, June 1, 2018 - "Immigrants married to US citizens who petition for them to stay present an easy target since they have declared themselves to US immigration services. Self-reporting immigrants make tempting targets for... Read More

Rural Health Care Threatened by Green Card Backlog, Travel Ban
Posted on 10 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Parija Kavilanz, CNN Money, June 8, 2018 - "Dr. Raghuveer Kura is the only kidney specialist that the town of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, has had at its hospital for the past nine years. He sees nearly 3,000 patients, including 80 who need life-saving... Read More

USCIS Has Unclear Website Information and Unrealistic Time Goals for Adjudicating Green Card Applications - DHS OIG Report
Posted on 15 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS OIG, Mar. 9, 2018 - "USCIS regularly posts information on its website about the time it takes field offices to adjudicate green card applications (processing time). Yet, the information is unclear and not helpful to USCIS’ customers because... Read More

White House Proposal Would Grant EADs to Backlogged EB Green Card Applicants: Greg Siskind
Posted on 15 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On May 15, 2015 Greg Siskind posted this: "The White House has appeared to have received the legal go ahead to proceed with implementing a proposal hinted at in the President’s executive action remarks in November 2014. One of the more popular... Read More

The Other Four Million
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Much has been made of the estimated four million ( or more ) unauthorized people who may benefit from executive action announced by the White House and DHS last month. But the hard truth about immigration reform is that unless Congress passes legislation... Read More

Some Skilled Workers Must Wait for Centuries for Green Cards - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 1 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, July 30, 2016 - " David Bier at the Cato Institute has emerged as a fresh and new scholarly voice on immigration. It has always been known that an individual who got sponsored by an employer today in the India employment-based third... Read More

220 Years of Green Cards, in Living Color
Posted on 19 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"People obtaining lawful permanent resident status by region or selected country of last residence: 1820 - 2013. Hover to see details." - Natalia Bronshtein, Feb. 25, 2015 . Read More

New Report Finds Green Card Problems Likely to Grow Worse for High Skill Immigrants
Posted on 30 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Over the past several months, skilled foreign nationals have seen no improvement in their prospects for obtaining green cards and, in fact, wait times are likely to increase in employment-based immigration categories, according to a new report released... Read More

Green Card Backlogs, Anti-Immigrant Mood in USA Triggers Brain Drain
Posted on 26 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Suzanne Sataline, Foreign Policy, Sept. 22, 2017 - "Changes in the U.S. skilled visa scheme could trigger large economic and intellectual losses, especially in states with many South Asian residents such as California and New Jersey. Some foreign... Read More

Green Cards Sent to Wrong Addresses
Posted on 16 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washington Post, Mar. 16, 2016 - "A new report from the office of John Roth, the inspector general in the Department of Homeland Security, which includes customs and immigration, says officials acknowledge there is “no accurate means of identifying... Read More

The Way We Count Green Cards
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Now is the time to change the way America counts green card numbers. Congress is presently debating comprehensive immigration reform and grand events are likely to reshape the legal landscape. Yet, at such a seminal moment we ought not lose sight... Read More