Immigration Law

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Federal Court Crushes Xenophobic and Discriminatory Pentagon Policy Against Naturalized MAVNI Citizen Soldiers: Tiwari v. Shanahan
Posted on 2 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Richard Gonzales, NPR, Feb. 2, 2019 "A federal judge in Seattle has ordered the Defense Department to stop discriminating against naturalized citizens who volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army under a program to attract certain immigrants with... Read More

When things go wrong, immigrants serving in the military look to Margaret Stock
Posted on 8 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lorelei Laird, ABA Journal, Jan. 2019 - "When Margaret Stock first received the Pentagon’s September 2016 memo, she thought someone had made an amateur mistake. “I’m an attorney, and I taught constitutional law, so I obviously... Read More

Tags: stock , mavni , Pentagon

Army Expelled 500 Immigrant Recruits in 1 Year - "They Are Trying to Get Rid of People"
Posted on 12 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Martha Mendoza, Garance Burke, Associate Press, Oct. 12, 2018 - "Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast... Read More

Tags: stock , mavni , Army

For Now, Army Suspends Discharges of Immigrant Recruits (MAVNI)
Posted on 9 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MARTHA MENDOZA and GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press, Aug. 9, 2018 - "The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press spells out... Read More

Tags: stock , mavni , memo , Army

Pentagon Attacks Immigrant Recruits - 'There’s No Explanation For This Except Xenophobia'
Posted on 8 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Army soldiers - who just happen to be immigrants - are being kicked out of the service without being told why, in violation of Army regulations and the U.S. Constitution. The Associated Press broke the story here . The New York Times followed up here... Read More

One Hour Podcast Featuring Margaret D. Stock
Posted on 2 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeff Landfield, Landmine Radio, June 1, 2018 - "Jeff was joined by retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Margaret Stock. Margaret is an immigration attorney and expert on immigration law. She has been interviewed by NPR, Vice News, the Wall Street Journal... Read More

Army Admits Discharge of MAVNI Soldier Illegal
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alex Horton, Washington Post, July 17, 2018 - "The Army has reversed its widely covered decision to discharge a citizenship-seeking immigrant soldier, in what his lawyer called an acknowledgment that the move was “improper.” Lucas Calixto... Read More

MAVNI Program Halted
Posted on 27 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A popular military enlistment program for immigrants with specialized skills is now stuck in bureaucratic limbo — after the Pentagon announced last month it would begin allowing some young immigrants without legal status into the program.... Read More

Tags: daca , stock , mavni , Pentagon

Interview with Margaret Stock on DOD/USCIS Shutdown of MAVNI
Posted on 3 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Standard, May 2, 2017 - "[T]he New York Times is reporting the process of granting citizenship to immigrant soldiers is suffering serious delays. Margaret Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, and a lawyer representing some... Read More

Alaska Immigration Lawyer Margaret Stock Files Papers for U.S. Senate Run
Posted on 13 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Erica Martinson, Alaska Dispatch News, Aug. 12, 2016 - " Margaret Stock arrived at the Division of Elections in Anchorage at 10 a.m. Friday with a thick stack of papers containing, she said, twice the number of signatures required to get on the November... Read More

Tags: stock , Alaska , Senate

Taking Stock: Alaska's Next Senator?
Posted on 14 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anchorage Press, Oct. 13, 2016 - "When Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump entered the race in June of last year, his announcement speech included the allegation that Mexicans illegally entering the United States were criminals, drug traffickers... Read More

Tags: stock , Alaska , Senate

Congress Must Act and Stop Deporting Our Veterans: Margaret D. Stock
Posted on 15 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As Congress and the Obama administration look for ways to address our broken immigration system, one step is clear. They have the authority to, and must, end the deportation of our veterans. It is hard to believe that the United States deports... Read More

Stock in Trade: Ingenuity
Posted on 18 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When Margaret Stock [Harvard Law] ’92 was young, her great-grandfather, an Army veteran of the Philippine-American War and World War I, lived at her house in Wellesley, Mass. She used to go through his military memorabilia with him—awards... Read More

Tags: stock , mavni , Harvard

Alaska Immigration Lawyer Margaret Stock Picks Up Key Endorsement in U.S. Senate Run
Posted on 22 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press, Aug. 19, 2016 - "Jeff King, a four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, is changing political teams when it comes to Alaska's U.S. Senate race, pulling his endorsement of Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski... Read More