Immigration Law

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CA9, En Banc, on "At The Time of Application for Admission" - Torres v. Barr
Posted on 24 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Torres v. Barr "We must construe the meaning of the phrase “at the time of application for admission.” We conclude that the phrase refers to the particular point in time when a noncitizen submits an application to physically enter into... Read More

Heller's Catch 22
Posted on 5 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Steven D. Heller, Mar. 2018 - "Steven D. Heller’s Catch 22 CFR § 40.6 (Based on a true story) "Bob the Brit (not his real name) was refused entry on the Visa Waiver Program because his repeated visits to the US were deemed by... Read More

Ebola and Immigration Law
Posted on 14 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

What is the law governing the arrival of citizens, green card holders, and foreigners with tourist or student visas, who might - or might not - have communicable diseases? Cyrus D. Mehta and David A. Isaacson answer those questions . It's more interesting... Read More

Drugs and Inadmissibility
Posted on 30 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The humorous, somewhat cavalier attitude about drugs displayed in U.S. pop culture by no means reflects the reality faced by those present in the United States who are not citizens. For non-citizens the “Just Say No” slogan developed... Read More

U.S. to reduce travel, time for immigrants needing waivers
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alicia A. Caldwell, AP, Jan. 6, 2012 : "The Obama administration plans a rule change to help reduce the time [unauthorized] immigrant spouses and children are separated from citizen relatives while they try to win legal status in the United States... Read More

New Immigration Rule Will Keep American Families Safe and Together
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today the Administration [has announced] a proposed rule change that will save countless American families from the trauma of separation and, at the same time, make America safer. ... Under the twisted immigration law the husband or wife of... Read More

Proposed Rule Change Will Unify Families Subject to 3 and 10 Year Bars
Posted on 8 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Jan. 6, 2012 : "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a proposal to streamline the application process for the spouses and children of U.S. citizens currently eligible for legal permanent resident status, minimizing... Read More

USCIS Proposes Regulatory Change to Decrease the Time U.S. Citizens are Separated from Family Members who are Legally Immigrating to the U.S.
Posted on 8 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Posted by Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ( en español/Spanish version ) - DHS, Jan. 6, 2012 . "Underscoring the Obama Administration’s commitment to family unity and administrative efficiency... Read More

Proposed Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers Not in Effect Yet!
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Reminder : This proposed process is not in effect . To learn more, read this alert ." - More at USCIS, May 2, 2012 . Read More

Proposed stateside waiver Q&A - USCIS
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS to Propose Changing the Process for Certain Waivers Introduction On Jan. 6, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice of intent in the Federal Register outlining its plan to reduce the time that... Read More

Carl Shusterman explains the new waiver proposal
Posted on 9 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A proposal was put forth last Friday by the USCIS which would allow thousands of spouses of U.S. citizens to come out of the shadows and apply for green cards. This is as it should be since the stated purpose of our immigration laws is to promote... Read More

Advance Copy of Proposed Rule: Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives
Posted on 30 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On January 9, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced its intention to change its current process for filing and adjudication of certain applications for waivers of inadmissibility filed in connection with an immediate... Read More

USCIS Notice of Intent: Provisional Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens
Posted on 7 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) intends to change its current process for filing and adjudication of certain applications for waivers of inadmissibility filed in connection with an immediate relative immigrant visa application... Read More

Proposed Rule: Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives
Posted on 31 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On January 9, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced its intention to change its current process for filing and adjudication of certain applications for waivers of inadmissibility filed in connection with an immediate... Read More

Transcript of Jan. 6, 2012 USCIS Press Conference on proposed change to I-601 processing
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Transcript : Press Conference: USCIS to Propose Changing the Process for Certain Waivers on Unlawful Presence, Jan. 6, 2012; Last updated:01/17/2012 . Read More