Immigration Law

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Matter of J-C-H-F-: An Interesting Omission - Jeffrey S. Chase
Posted on 5 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 2, 2018 - "In its decisions involving claims for protection under Article III of the U.N. Convention Against Torture, the BIA defines “government acquiescence” to include “willful blindness” by government... Read More

USCIS Modifies Asylum Interview Scheduling
Posted on 31 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 31, 2018 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the agency will schedule asylum interviews for recent applications ahead of older filings, in an attempt to stem the growth of the agency’s asylum... Read More

Detained Asylum Seekers Sue DHS to End Long Waits for 'Reasonable Fear' Interviews
Posted on 18 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"ACLU Foundation of Southern California, ACLU of Northern California, and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), along with the international law firm Reed Smith LLP, today filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of California... Read More

DOS Final Rule: NIV Interview Waiver Authority
Posted on 10 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 217 / Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - "This rule is promulgated to clarify the circumstances in which a consular officer and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services may waive the requirement for a nonimmigrant... Read More

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: Visa Interview Waiver Authority
Posted on 9 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 11/10/2015 - "This rule is promulgated to clarify the circumstances in which a consular officer and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services may waive the requirement for... Read More

POEA Warns Against Visa Interview Scam
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued a warning about a fraudulent visa interview coaching program that charges Php 3,888.00 for “visa interview coaching” and Php 5,000.00 for medical tests. The sender,... Read More

Tags: interview , poea , scam , visa

9 FAM 41.102 Notes Amended Regarding NIV Interview Waiver
Posted on 14 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"... Generally, all applicants must be interviewed in person. There are certain circumstances in which you, the chief of mission (COM), or the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Visa Services may waive the personal interview for a visa applicant... Read More

Tags: notes , interview , waiver , niv , fam