Immigration Law

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Court Sanctions Against USCIS Could Affect All Visa Adjudications
Posted on 26 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, June 25, 2019 "U.S. Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr. has recommended to the U.S. District Court of Guam that a Motion for Contempt be granted and sanctions be ordered against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration... Read More

Tags: sanctions , Guam , H-1B , USCIS , H-2B

Executive Order Bars More Iranians from Entry to U.S.
Posted on 10 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, May 8, 2019 EXECUTIVE ORDER IMPOSING SANCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE IRON, STEEL, ALUMINUM, AND COPPER SECTORS OF IRAN "... Sec. 5. The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet... Read More

Court Orders Release of Iraqi Detainees, Sanctions Govt. Attorneys: Hamama v. Adducci
Posted on 21 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU of Michigan, Nov. 20, 2018 - "The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan applauds the decision of U.S. District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith to order the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release all Iraqis within 30 days... Read More

Expert: Court Sanctions Against Feds Over Family Separations Would Be Difficult To Enforce
Posted on 12 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alan Gomez, USA Today, July 11, 2018 - "A federal judge may decide this week to impose some kind of punishment against the Trump administration if he determines that it failed to meet his deadlines to reunite immigrant children separated from their... Read More

DHS to Impose Visa Sanctions on Laos, Burma
Posted on 10 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, July 10, 2018 - "On July 10, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced, in coordination with the State Department, the implementation of visa sanctions on Burma and Laos due to lack of cooperation in accepting their citizens who have... Read More

Expert: Court Sanctions Against Feds Over Family Separations Would Be Difficult To Enforce
Posted on 12 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alan Gomez, USA Today, July 11, 2018 - "A federal judge may decide this week to impose some kind of punishment against the Trump administration if he determines that it failed to meet his deadlines to reunite immigrant children separated from their... Read More

DHS to Impose Visa Sanctions on Laos, Burma
Posted on 10 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, July 10, 2018 - "On July 10, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced, in coordination with the State Department, the implementation of visa sanctions on Burma and Laos due to lack of cooperation in accepting their citizens who have... Read More

Kobach Sanctioned for 'Deceptive Conduct' in Proof of Citizenship Lawsuit: Fish v. Kobach
Posted on 24 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Fish v. Kobach, June 23, 2017 - "[D]efendant’s deceptive conduct and lack of candor warrant the imposition of sanctions. ... [D]efendant made patently misleading representations to the court ... The court cannot say that defendant flat-out... Read More

Is the UMass Amherst Ban on Iranian Science Students Overkill?
Posted on 16 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A new policy stating that the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will no longer admit students from Iran to certain engineering- and science-related programs has attracted criticism and stirred questions about the extent of universities’... Read More

OFAC Syrian Sanctions Final Rule, Immigration Implications
Posted on 2 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is amending the Syrian Sanctions Regulations (the ‘‘Regulations’’) and reissuing them in their entirety, in order... Read More

Tags: sanctions , Syria , OFAC

Advance Copy of OFAC Final Rule, Syria Sanctions
Posted on 1 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) is amending the Syrian Sanctions Regulations (the “Regulations”) and reissuing them in their entirety, in order to implement Executive Order... Read More

DOS, DHS Impose Visa Sanctions on Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone
Posted on 15 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Sept. 13, 2017 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced, in coordination with the State Department, the implementation of visa sanctions on Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone due to lack of cooperation in accepting... Read More