Immigration Law

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USCIS Set to Close Overseas Offices, Jeopardizing US Military Families
Posted on 12 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Mar. 12, 2019 "The Trump administration is preparing to shutter many of its immigration operations abroad, cutting back on a key support system for those applying overseas to relocate to the United States. The director... Read More

Software Problems Stall Overseas Passport, Visa Issuance: State Department
Posted on 13 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An unidentified glitch has hit the computer system used for issuing visas and passports at U.S. embassies worldwide, the State Department said Friday. The same system, the Consular Consolidated Database, was hit by a weeklong outage in July last... Read More

Consular Processing for Overseas Derivative T and U Nonimmigrant Status Family Members: Q&A
Posted on 9 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"USCIS provides immigration relief to victims of various crimes—including domestic violence and human trafficking—by granting one of two forms of relief: T nonimmigrant status and U nonimmigrant status . Principal victims granted... Read More

USCIS Policy Memo: Exceptions for Permitting the Filing of Form I-601 and Any Associated Form I-212 at International USCIS Offices
Posted on 5 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 30, 2012 : "This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance and procedures regarding the circumstances when it is permissible for international USCIS managers to allow the filing of a Form I-601 and any associated Form I-212." Read More