Immigration Law

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The Ineffectiveness of the Latest Omicron Travel Ban From the Perspective of Immigration Lawyers
Posted on 1 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta & Kaitlyn Box, Nov. 30, 2021 "On November 26, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation entitled “A Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose... Read More

National Interest Exceptions: Is There a Better Way?
Posted on 16 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Feb. 16, 2021 "On February 10, 2021, the Department of State (DOS) announced that certain business travelers, investors, treaty traders, academics, students, and journalists may qualify for national interest exceptions under the... Read More

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DOS on Rescission of Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983
Posted on 22 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Jan. 22, 2021 "On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed a Presidential Proclamation titled “Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States.” This proclamation ends the travel restrictions under Presidential... Read More

Proclamation Terminating Restrictions on Entry of Certain Travelers from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Brazil
Posted on 19 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Jan. 18, 2021 "... Proclamation 9993 of March 11, 2020 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus), Proclamation 9996 of March 14, 2020... Read More

Pursuing a National Interest Exception to the Presidential Entry Bans on Economic Grounds ~ Not A Fool’s Errand
Posted on 3 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli, July 3, 2020 "We’ve seen this movie before. Scene 1 : The President issues a proclamation in reliance on his authority to restrict the entry of certain noncitizens under Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) §... Read More

Trump Amends June 22 Travel Ban (June 29, 2020)
Posted on 30 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, June 29, 2020 Proclamation on Amendment to Proclamation 10052 "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the Immigration and... Read More

Trump's Expanded Travel Ban - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 5 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Feb. 2, 2020 "President Trump has done it again. On January 31, 2020, he used his extraordinary broad powers under INA § 212(f) to expand his travel ban to six additional countries. The affected countries are Nigeria, Eritrea... Read More

The Trump Administration’s New Expanded Travel Ban: What You Need To Know
Posted on 4 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Trump Administration’s New Expanded Travel Ban: What You Need To Know Updated January 31, 2020 (current as of: 4:45pm EDT) By the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, the AILA New England Chapter, and the American-Arab... Read More

White House Adds Six Countries to Travel Ban
Posted on 31 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Jan. 31, 2020 "Proclamation on Improving Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry In Executive Order 13780 of March 6, 2017 (Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Unlawful Application of Muslim Ban
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CCR, Sept. 5, 2019 "The Center for Constitutional Rights sued the Trump administration for rescinding approved visas for nearly three dozen Yemeni family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents after Trump’s Muslim Ban took... Read More

DC Circ. on Visa Lottery, Travel Ban: Almaqrami v. Pompeo
Posted on 13 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Almaqrami v. Pompeo "Plaintiffs were offered the chance to apply for a select number of “diversity visas.” The government never granted them visas, and the statutory deadline to do so has now passed. But this case is not moot because... Read More

DOS Quarterly Report on Travel Ban (Dec. 8, 2017 - Mar. 31, 2019)
Posted on 13 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Department of State Report: Implementation of Presidential Proclamation 9645, December 8, 2017 to March 31, 2019 "[T]he Department of State is providing statistical information related to visa applications made by nationals of the eight countries... Read More

Fallout from Trump’s Muslim Ban: Requiring Use of Social Media on Visa Application Forms - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 10 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, June 10, 2019 "On May 31, 2019, the State Department added new questions to visa application forms , DS-160/DS-156 Nonimmigrant Visa Application and Form DS-260, Immigrant Visa Application. Visa applicants now have to disclose the... Read More

Muslim Ban / Travel Ban Lawsuit Moves Forward
Posted on 6 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, May 3, 2019 "A federal court has rejected the Trump administration’s bid to outright dismiss IRAP v. Trump, a lawsuit challenging the president’s Muslim ban executive order that bars people from select Muslim-majority countries... Read More

Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Fresh Legal Jeopardy
Posted on 28 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Robert L. Tsai, Mar. 27, 2019 "At the time of the high court’s ruling, the key question was whether the policy was constitutional as written. But now, more than two years since Trump first issued the ban, the question isn’t simply... Read More