Immigration Law

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Unpub. BIA Visa Petition Victory: Bona Fide Marriage
Posted on 13 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We have reviewed the record of proceedings, including the decision of the Field Office Director; the NOID; the response to the NOID; and the petitioner's contentions on appeal. Based on our de novo review, we are unable to reach the same conclusion... Read More

Unpub. BIA Visa Petition Victory: MTF Transgender Married to USC Male
Posted on 7 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Having considered the unique circumstances of this case, we find that, while it does not mirror the factual scenario of Matter of Lovo , supra, it is a variation of our finding in that case. ... [W]e find that the petitioner and the beneficiary... Read More

DHS: Implementation of Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA
Posted on 2 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano: “After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed federal departments... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta: Will the San Bernardino Attack Make Marriages to Foreign Spouses More Difficult?
Posted on 14 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Dec. 14, 2015 - "Even if the K-1 visa is not curtailed by Congress (and hopefully that will not be the case), there is bound to be more scrutiny after the shootings. To be eligible for the K-1 visa, it is important that there be no... Read More

Intercontinental Love, Interrupted
Posted on 13 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, a sad tale of intercontinental love interrupted by Texas law. It involves a couple who’ve seen each other only once since marrying 21 months ago." - Ken Herman, Oct. 11, 2012 . Read More

Inside the Canadian Visa Selection System
Posted on 2 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It is always a mystery how immigration officials come to the conclusion if a marriage is genuine or fake, but now a new study has shed light on the inner thinking of the decision-makers. McMaster University professor Vic Satzewich was given rare... Read More