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18 U.S.C. 1015(a) Not CIMT: USA v. Li

"In sum, the Court concludes that a violation of [18 U.S.C.] § 1015(a) is not inherently fraudulent and does not include the element of materiality essential to perjury. As a result, the crime Li was convicted of committing is not categorically a crime involving moral turpitude." - USA...

Good Citizenship

"“I’m not in a powerful position,” says Margaret Stock MPA 2001. “All I can do are the little things I’m capable of doing.” Even so, those little things have added up to a lot—specifically, a program that has the potential to change the lives of thousands...

Smart Lawyering Moves Marine Veteran from Potential Deportee to U.S. Citizen Column

"A young man who grew up in Lake County [Cal.] and faced a deportation battle last year celebrated becoming a United States citizen on Friday. Carlos Solorzano took the oath of citizenship in US District Court in Anchorage, Alaska. Solorzano's immigration attorney, Margaret Stock, described...

Congress Must Act and Stop Deporting Our Veterans: Margaret D. Stock

"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 men and women who have honorably served in our armed...

Stock in Trade: Ingenuity

"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, a mirror he’d used in the trenches, and...

Saying 'No Thanks' to 87,500 High-Skill Workers

"The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that if holders of H-1B visas for high-skill foreign workers are being sponsored for a green card by their employers, then their spouses will be able to work in the U.S. That's nice for those families, but the news didn't begin to address...

Only a Handful of DACAs Will Benefit from MAVNI Expansion

"This week’s announcement that young undocumented immigrants can now enlist in the military may benefit only a handful of DREAMers. Margaret Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and former professor at West Point, said the Defense Department’s announcement is...

MAVNI Program Halted

"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. Army officials confirmed Thursday that the program...

MacArthur Fellow: Presidents Have Broad Discretion on Immigration

"Some experts say Congress has given presidents broad discretion in enforcing immigration laws, which sets a high bar for opponents to prevail in court. “It’s the section of the United States Code with the most discretion given to the executive branch,” said Anchorage, Alaska,...

CA3 on Religious Worker Visa Regulation: Shalom Pentecostal Church v. DHS

"The Third Circuit on Tuesday upheld a New Jersey federal judge's order striking down a regulation by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service requiring religious worker visa applicants to be performing such work only while legally authorized, saying the rule exceeded the agency's authority...

New Book: Immigration Law & the Military, 2nd Edition, by Margaret D. Stock

"Immigration Law & the Military by retired Lieutenant Colonel Margaret D. Stock serves as a primer on all issues of immigration and citizenship laws and their effects on members of the U.S. military and their families. The new edition covers parole in place for family members of military personnel...

Immigration and the Separation of Powers - Margaret D. Stock

"On July 4, many Americans turn their thoughts to the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, looking for wisdom to guide today's great political controversies. One of the key controversies dividing Americans today is immigration. What do our Founding documents say...

Expert: Abolishing Birthright Citizenship Would Jeopardize American Equality Principle

"Donald Trump is not the first Republican presidential candidate to float the idea of scrapping the principle that anyone born in the United States automatically becomes a US citizen. And he probably won’t be the last. [This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the...

Lawyer Unsticks 7-Year Visa Logjam

"Max Mamontov loves order. It’s why he loves his job as an accountant, where he takes the relative chaos of business transactions and turns them into something understandable. But one thing the Russian national who grew up in Alaska couldn’t find order -- or even answers -- in was...

Expert: Eliminating Birthright Citizenship Would Be a Bureacratic and Costly Change of Law

"Changing the constitutional rule of birthright citizenship — a principle of equality that millions of Americans fought and died for in the Civil War — would not only cost billions, but would create more problems than it could solve. Birthright citizenship is not the only way that people...

Meet the Deported Veterans: NPR

Morning Edition, NPR, Jan. 13, 2016 - "Immigrants have always made up a portion of the Armed Forces in America — joining the U.S. military has always been one of the fastest ways to get U.S. citizenship. About 8,000 troops with green cards became citizens that way last year alone. But it doesn't...

Alaska Immigration Attorney Margaret D. Stock Launches Senate Bid

Devin Kelly, Alaska Dispatch News, Feb. 17, 2016 - "Anchorage immigration attorney Margaret Stock said Tuesday that she’s running as an independent against Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army Reserves who has spent years arguing that...

Alaska Immigration Lawyer Margaret Stock Files Papers for U.S. Senate Run

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 ballot as an independent candidate for the...

Alaska Immigration Lawyer Margaret Stock Picks Up Key Endorsement in U.S. Senate Run

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 and backing independent candidate Margaret...

Taking Stock: Alaska's Next Senator?

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 and rapists. From there, the national political...

C-SPAN Video: Sanctuary Cities - Jessica Vaughn vs. William Stock (Dec. 14, 2016)

C-SPAN Video: Sanctuary Cities - Jessica Vaughn vs. William Stock (Dec. 14, 2016)

MAVNI Current Status (Margaret Stock, Mar. 30, 2017)

AILA Quicktake, Mar. 30, 2017 - "Author of "Immigration Law and the Military" and AILA member Margaret Stock shares details of where the MAVNI program stands."

Interview with Margaret Stock on DOD/USCIS Shutdown of MAVNI

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 people suing the government for not fulfilling...

"Paranoid" Pentagon Has "Destroyed" MAVNI Program

Alex Horton, Stars & Stripes, May 18, 2017 - "Earlier this spring, Dr. Kusuma Nio was anticipating two things in May. The trauma surgeon hoped to deploy with his Army Reserve unit to Afghanistan, where his expertise in treating catastrophic injuries would be vital to U.S. and Afghan forces roiled...

The Pentagon promised citizenship to immigrants who served. Now it might help deport them. (MAVNI)

Alex Horton, Washington Post, June 26, 2017 - "The Pentagon is considering a plan to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 foreign-born recruits without legal immigration status, knowingly exposing them to deportation, a Defense Department memo shows. The undated action memo, prepared for Defense...