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USCIS Policy Alert: Legislative Changes and Transition Affecting Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant Visas
Posted on 21 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, July 20, 2022 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the transition of the responsibility to adjudicate certain Afghan special immigrant visa (SIV) petitions to the U.S... Read More

Presidential Determination 2021-09 (July 23, 2021)
Posted on 28 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 07/29/2021 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the... Read More

Expert: Urgent Leadership Needed to Rescue Afghan Interpreters
Posted on 18 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Margaret Stock says the White House, the Defense Department, the State Department and DHS need to coordinate and execute a plan to rescue Afghan interpreters and their families without delay. ( Watch beginning at minute 30:30 .) "Without quick... Read More

Is Trump Hanging Afghan Allies Out to Dry?
Posted on 10 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Times, Mar. 10, 2017 - "Afghans who worked for the American military and government are being told that they cannot apply for special visas to the United States, even though Afghanistan is not among the countries listed in President Trump’s... Read More

Trump's Refugee/Travel Ban Amended: Iraqi S.I.V. Interpreters Will Be Allowed In to U.S.
Posted on 2 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Times, Feb. 2, 2017 - "The Trump administration amended its visa ban on Thursday to allow emigration by the families of Iraqi interpreters who served the United States government and military forces deployed in their country. ... In a statement... Read More

Afghans Who Worked With U.S. Forces Told They Can No Longer Apply For Special Visas
Posted on 13 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rebecca Hersher, NPR, Mar. 10, 2017 - "The State Department is running out of visas for Afghans who are in danger because they worked with the U.S. government in Afghanistan. On Thursday, the U.S. State Department announced that it expected the... Read More