Immigration Law

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Amended Complaint Filed in #VisaGate2015 Lawsuit: Mehta v. DOS
Posted on 17 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Siskind, Jan. 15, 2016 - "There have been a number of important changes and expansions from the original complaint filed in September. The following summarizes them..." Link to amended complaint filed Jan. 15, 2016 here . Read More

#Visagate2015 May Spawn Litigation
Posted on 28 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Sept. 9, 2015 the State Department published the October 2015 Visa Bulletin with a new "Dates for Filing Applications" feature enabling some on the backlogged waiting lists to file 'early' for adjustment of status. But on Sept. 25th... Read More

Greg Siskind on Mehta v. DOS TRO Denial
Posted on 7 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Siskind, Visagate Litigation 2015 Facebook page, Oct. 7, 2015 - "As we indicated in our update from earlier in the week, our TRO motion was going to be an uphill battle because the standard for getting a motion like this even before the evidence... Read More

#VisaGate2015 Lawsuit Update - Greg Siskind
Posted on 18 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Siskind, Nov. 16, 2015 - "Today we filed for class certification motion in Mehta v. Kerry. That motion asks the judge to certify our case as a class action so that all people in the same shoes as our named plaintiffs will be able to file their... Read More

Greg Siskind's Comments on the Proposed AC21/I-140/EAD Rule
Posted on 29 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Siskind, Feb. 28, 2016 - "On December 31, 2015 issued a long awaited proposed regulation that was supposed to change the lives of tens of thousands of immigrants stuck in long visa queues by providing work cards to allow them the freedom to... Read More

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One Theory Explaining #VisaGate2015 - Greg Siskind
Posted on 12 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Inside baseball, or twelve-dimensional chess? You decide... Greg Siskind, Oct. 9, 2015 - "Since the beginning of the Visagate controversy, something has bothered me about the explanation USCIS has been offering. Our own number crunching Visa Bulletin... Read More

Details Emerge on I-140 EADs - Greg Siskind
Posted on 28 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Siskind, Dec. 25, 2015 - "While the long-anticipated I-140 EAD rule has not yet been published, the basic outline of the proposed policy changes have emerged. The proposed new I-765 employment authorization form instructions explains what will... Read More

White House Proposal Would Grant EADs to Backlogged EB Green Card Applicants: Greg Siskind
Posted on 15 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On May 15, 2015 Greg Siskind posted this: "The White House has appeared to have received the legal go ahead to proceed with implementing a proposal hinted at in the President’s executive action remarks in November 2014. One of the more popular... Read More

The Consequences of 1924: For Greg Siskind and Many Others, It's Personal
Posted on 18 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I get so tired of hearing from anti-immigrants that their relatives came over the legal way. The vast majority of people who say this have no idea what it took to come to the US, but up until 1924, virtually anyone who wanted to immigrate to America... Read More

Peter Pan and Helen Hayes: Lessons from Past Child Refugee Crises - Greg Siskind
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Is 2014′s child refugee crisis comparable to 1939? While no one is claiming that there is a systematic genocide taking place in Central America, the situation seems to be pretty dire. Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are three of the most... Read More

World Cup Soccer News: Greg Siskind on the Need for Speed
Posted on 20 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Norwegian-born Mix Diskerud has played for Team USA for five years after previously representing his native country in international play. Diskerud is technically not an immigrant as his mother is a US citizen, but as he was born and raised in... Read More