Immigration Law

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We're Off to See the Visa Wizard! - Carl Shusterman
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Carl Shusterman's test drive of the Department of State's 'Visa Wizard' website comes to a predictable conclusion: "While I like the idea behind the Visa Wizard, it is of limited value. Just as the Wizard of Oz gave the Scarecrow... Read More

Supreme Court Decision on CSPA Coming Soon: Carl Shusterman
Posted on 5 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We expect the Supreme Court to issue a decision on the nationwide class action lawsuit regarding CSPA, Mayorkas v. DeOsorio, very soon, possibly on May 10 or May 19. While we lawyers argue over the meaning of terms like “retention”,... Read More

Members of Congress, Meet the Campbells!
Posted on 13 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Let me tell you a little about Jio’s history. Try to put yourself in her place. She was born in Mexico, and was brought across the border to the U.S. by her parents at the age of 3. A few years later, her uncle died in the U.S., and her parents... Read More

CSPA: Teach Your Parents, and their Attorneys, Well
Posted on 28 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Given the retrogression in the employment-based categories, it is very important that parents of sons and daughters who turned 21 years of age before they obtain permanent residence, and their immigration attorneys, fully understand how the... Read More

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October Visa Bulletin a 'Disaster' - Shusterman
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On September 10, the State Department released the October 2012 Visa Bulletin. Considering that October marks the start of the 2013 fiscal year for the federal government, the new visa bulletin spells disaster for would-be immigrants playing by... Read More

CSPA Victory in Ninth Circuit, But Don't File Yet! - Carl Shusterman
Posted on 24 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Over four years after our law firm sued the USCIS and the State Department in DeOsorio v. Mayorkas to preserve the “automatic conversion” clause in the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) , on September 26, 2012, an en banc (11 judges... Read More

115 Years of Solitude for Mexican Moms?
Posted on 14 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Carl Shusterman asks, "Does CSPA stand for Child Status Prevention Act?" - " Charles [Wheeler] correctly states that the number of persons who may immigrate to the U.S. under the family-based 2B category is limited to 26,266 annually... Read More

The Battle over CSPA Heads to the Supreme Court
Posted on 3 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From Carl Shusterman's Feb. 2013 Newsletter, here's a long post : " On January 25, the U.S. Department of Justice submitted a 150-page Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court requesting the Court to review our victory in DeOsorio... Read More