MacArthur Foundation Fellow (and Bender's Immigration Bulletin Editorial Board Member) Margaret D. Stock gave this speech in Anchorage on Nov. 10, 2022.
USCIS, Oct. 7, 2022
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to update guidance regarding certain Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) naturalization applicants based...
Calixto v. U.S. Dept. of the Army
"ORDERED that the parties' Joint Motion for Certification of Class, Appointment of Class Counsel, and Approval of Settlement Agreement ("Motion") [Dkt. No. 253] is GRANTED; it is FURTHER ORDERED that...
MAVNI Class Action Litigation
IMPORTANT TIME-SENSITIVE NOTICE REGARDING Calixto, et al. v. United States Department of the Army, et al. , Civil Action No. 18-1551
NOTICE OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND FAIRNESS HEARING
Per the Court’s...
Miriyeva v. USCIS
"Plaintiff filed this action under 8 U.S.C. § 1421(c) seeking judicial review of USCIS’s determination that she is ineligible to naturalize based on her “uncharacterized” discharge. ... Plaintiff plausibly...
Alam v. USCIS
"Alam enlisted in the United States Army through MAVNI — a program to provide an expedited path to citizenship for immigrant soldiers with specialized skills. The Army discharged Alam from service for medical reasons and gave...
Kirwa v. Department of Defense
"The Court will grant the parties’ Joint Motion for Attorneys’ Fees, approve the parties’ Settlement Agreement [Dkt. No. 251-2], and award attorneys’ fees and costs in the amount of $700,000...
MacArthur Fellow Margaret D. Stock (the founder of MAVNI) writes: "This is a new set of questions that the Asylum Officers are now asking Chinese asylum applicants who have studied in STEM fields in the US (which is practically everyone, as I think...
Jordan Sun, James Long, Alex McLeod, Matthew Fitzgerald, February 2022
A Digital Military Talent Initiative for Noncitizen Technologists
"Competent and innovative technologists are crucial to the future of U.S. national security. But the National...
Statement of Margaret D. Stock
Attorney, Cascadia Cross Border Law Group; Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), Military Police Corps, US Army Reserve
On “Honoring Veterans and Military Families: An Examination of Immigration and Citizenship Policies...
PLAINTIFFS’ MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR FEES, EXPENSES, AND COSTS PURSUANT TO THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT
[See generally, https://dcfederalcourtmavniclasslitigation.org/ ]
Richard Sisk, Military.com, Mar. 13, 2021
"For a small group of young immigrants who were pitched a dream of gaining U.S. citizenship through military service, even a call home can jeopardize their status and flag them to the FBI. That's life...
FWD.US, Oct. 28, 2020
Immigrants Serving in the Military Have Earned Their Citizenship - Their Path to Naturalization Should Be Clear
President-elect Biden and Congress can restore a fair path to citizenship for immigrants who serve
Samma v. DOD
"The United States has a long history of allowing noncitizens to serve in its military and providing those who serve with an expedited path to citizenship. But in recent years, despite its need for noncitizen enlistees to fill its...
Alex Horton, Washington Post, Mar. 25, 2020
"Dozens of immigrant physicians who enlisted through a Pentagon program meant to harness their medical skills are stuck taking out trash and filing paperwork, an immigration attorney said, even as the...