Immigration Law

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Fallout from Trump’s Muslim Ban: Requiring Use of Social Media on Visa Application Forms - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 10 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 10, 2019 "On May 31, 2019, the State Department added new questions to visa application forms , DS-160/DS-156 Nonimmigrant Visa Application and Form DS-260, Immigrant Visa Application. Visa applicants now have to disclose the... Read More

Muslim Ban / Travel Ban Lawsuit Moves Forward
Posted on 6 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, May 3, 2019 "A federal court has rejected the Trump administration’s bid to outright dismiss IRAP v. Trump, a lawsuit challenging the president’s Muslim ban executive order that bars people from select Muslim-majority countries... Read More

Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Fresh Legal Jeopardy
Posted on 28 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Robert L. Tsai, Mar. 27, 2019 "At the time of the high court’s ruling, the key question was whether the policy was constitutional as written. But now, more than two years since Trump first issued the ban, the question isn’t simply... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: The Best Way for Trump to Offer 'Love and Sympathy' is to Repeal the Muslim Ban
Posted on 17 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 16, 2019 "In the aftermath of the killing of 49 people who were peacefully praying in two mosques in Christchurch by a white supremacist, it is worth reflecting on Trump’s travel ban again. Trump’s travel ban, also... Read More

Former Consular Officer: "There Really Is No Waiver" for Muslim Travel Ban
Posted on 6 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Emami v. Nielsen "[E]xhibits in the complaint ... include a declaration by a former consular officer, Christopher Richardson, Esq., who was employed by the United States Department of State from 2011 to 2018, and most recently as American Citizens... Read More

The Travel Ban at Two: Rocky Implementation Settles into Deeper Impacts
Posted on 5 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muzaffar Chishti, Jessica Bolter, Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 31, 2019 "... The travel ban and related policies have thus significantly reshaped the entire refugee program. Possible Future Developments One of the reasons the Supreme Court... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Targeting Stalled Waivers for Muslim Ban
Posted on 31 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Scott Simpson, July 29, 2018 - "Muslim Advocates, Lotfi Legal, LLC, the Immigrant Advocacy & Litigation Center, PLLC, and Public Counsel filed an amended complaint in a class action lawsuit on behalf of all individuals whose visa applications... Read More

CA4 Public Advisory #2 – Real-Time Audio and Audio File of May 8, 2017, Oral Argument in No. 17-1351, International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump
Posted on 5 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

UNITED STATES COURT of APPEALS for the FOURTH CIRCUIT Public Advisory #2 – Real-Time Audio and Audio File of May 8, 2017, Oral Argument in No. 17-1351, International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump April 26, 2017 Case Information... Read More

Protesting Trump’s Muslim Ban Through Art: An Immigration Lawyer’s Perspective - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 15 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 12, 2017 - "There are many ways to protest Trump’s travel ban, also known as the Muslim ban. Lawyers have successfully sued against the ban in the courts. People protested at airports in an unprecedented and spontaneous manner... Read More