Immigration Law

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Interview with Margaret Stock on DOD/USCIS Shutdown of MAVNI
Posted on 3 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Standard, May 2, 2017 - "[T]he New York Times is reporting the process of granting citizenship to immigrant soldiers is suffering serious delays. Margaret Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, and a lawyer representing some... Read More

News Excerpts From the October 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

White House Releases Refugee Ceilings for FY 2015 | On September 30, 2014, the White House released a presidential memorandum capping the number of refugee admissions at 70,000 for the upcoming fiscal year and authorizing citizens of some countries... Read More

MAVNI (Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest): Noncitizens May Bypass the Green Card Process and Earn U.S. Citizenship for Military Service
Posted on 11 Mar 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

By Margaret D. Stock Noncitizens who serve honorably in the U.S. military now may be able to naturalize without first obtaining "green cards" or meeting any residency requirements. This is possible through a Pentagon program called "Military... Read More

News Excerpts From the Feb. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 23 Jan 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

DHS Weighing Program to Streamline Employment-Based Immigration Requests | On January 15, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security announced the potential launch of a pilot program later this year to streamline adjudications of employment-based immigration... Read More

Excerpts from the Dec. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

F and M Students: MAVNI Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest allows certain noncitizens who are legally present in the United States to join the U.S. military and apply immediately for U.S. citizenship using Form N-400 without first obtaining... Read More

Immigration Law & the Military
Posted on 22 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"T he post-9/11 conflicts have caused major changes in the U.S. military, and those changes have had a substantial impact on non-U.S. citizens serving in the All-Volunteer Force, as well as on the non-citizen family members of U.S. military personnel... Read More

MacArthur fellow Margaret Stock: The public ‘doesn’t understand’ unauthorized immigration
Posted on 28 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"To Pentagon staffers, Anchorage-based immigration lawyer Margaret Stock has always been “scary smart.” But as of this week, Stock enters a select group of “geniuses,” more formally known as MacArthur fellows. The MacArthur... Read More

MacArthur Foundation Fellow Margaret Stock: Video
Posted on 9 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We are joined for AILA's October Interview of the Month by Margaret Stock on Skype from Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss her immigration law efforts on behalf of veterans and their families that led to her being named one of the 2013 MacArthur... Read More