Immigration Law

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U.S. to Increase Refugee Admissions: Kerry
Posted on 13 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Carol Morello, Washington Post, Jan. 13, 2015 - "The United States will increase the number of refu­gees it admits to allow in more people fleeing violence in Ccentral America, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Wednesday. In a speech at the... Read More

UN to Screen Central American Refugees: Kerry
Posted on 13 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Associated Press, Jan. 13, 2016 - "The Obama administration is planning to expand a program to let would-be migrants from Central America apply for refugee status before they attempt to come to the U.S., Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday... Read More

Secretary Kerry To Release Annual Human Rights Reports
Posted on 24 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secretary of State John Kerry will present the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices at 10:15 a.m. on June 25, 2015, in the Press Briefing Room at the U.S. Department of State. The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices , commonly... Read More

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secretary's Preface The fundamental struggle for dignity has been a driving force in human history worldwide, and what drives us toward it is a set of universal values and aspirations. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are... Read More

Supreme Court to Hear Visa Case; State Department Asks for Secrecy, Rubber Stamp
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"At the behest of the Solicitor General , the U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Din v. Kerry to decide whether immigrant families separated by U.S. government officials have any right to know the basis for their forced separation. The... Read More

Kerry v. Din in Five Easy Pieces: SCOTUS Oral Argument Preview
Posted on 23 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In advance of today's SC oral argument, here are five good links: Link to all the documents and briefs Argument Preview by Kevin Johnson Convenient Facts Redux by Nancy Morawetz Kerry v. Din, Knauff and Mezei by Chuck Roth In Defense... Read More

Immigration Cases Set for Supreme Court Oral Argument in 2015
Posted on 28 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Supreme Court has set oral argument in Kerry v. Din , which raises the issue of the scope of the doctrine of consular nonreviewability, for February 23. The Court previously had set oral arguments in Mellouli v. Holder , which involves the removability... Read More

Law Profs File SCOTUS Brief in Kerry v. Din
Posted on 22 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE LAW SCHOOL PROFESSORS IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT - "This amici curiae brief is submitted on behalf of 73 professors and academics who teach immigration law at law schools throughout the United States (“Amici”). ..... Read More

DOS: Delegation of Authority, Nov. 12, 2013
Posted on 12 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Delegation of Authority With Respect to Administration and Enforcement of Immigration and Nationality Laws Relating to Powers, Duties and Functions of Diplomatic and Consular Officers - Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2013... Read More

Kerry v. Din: Plenary Power Showdown? - Kevin Johnson
Posted on 19 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I have been reading the briefs in Kerry v. Din , which has oral arguments before the Supreme Court scheduled for February 23. Last week, Respondent Fauzia Din's brief was submitted by counsel of record Mark E. Haddad of Sidley Austin LLP . ... Read More

KERRY V. DIN: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SUPREME COURT TO RECONSIDER THE DOCTRINE OF CONSULAR NON-REVIEWABILITY
Posted on 7 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Not since the landmark case of Kleindienst v. Mandel , 408 U.S. 753 ( 1972) has the Supreme Court revisited the well-settled doctrine of consular nonreviewability. That may be about to change as the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Kerry v. Din... Read More

China EB-3 EW Priority Date Victory: Xie v. Kerry
Posted on 11 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[ Xie v. Kerry , 21 F. Supp. 3d 89 (D.D.C. 2014) reversed.] "The D.C. Circuit axed a win for the U.S. Department of State on Monday in a suit accusing it of illegally slowing down reviews of certain Chinese individuals' visa applications,... Read More

Transcript of Kerry v. Din Supreme Court Oral Argument; Analysis by Kevin Johnson
Posted on 25 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Transcript of Kerry v. Din Supreme Court Oral Argument, Feb. 23, 2015 . Analysis by Prof. Kevin Johnson here . Read More

Cert. Granted in CA9 Consular Nonreviewability Case: Kerry v. Din (DOS Asks for Rubber Stamp)
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

13-1402 KERRY V. DIN CERT. GRANTED 10/2/2014 QUESTION PRESENTED: 1. Whether a consular officer's refusal of a visa to a U.S. citizen's alien spouse impinges upon a constitutionally protected interest of the citizen. 2. Whether respondent... Read More

Mid-Litigation, DOS Changes the FAM: Convenient Facts Redux, by Nancy Morawetz
Posted on 16 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Convenient Facts Redux by Nancy Morawetz , NYU School of Law "Two years ago, I wrote about how the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) manipulates facts about government policies and practices to advance its arguments in the Supreme Court. In... Read More