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Daniel M. Kowalski
CIVIC Files Civil Rights Complaint Alleging Frequent Denial of Visits at Cal. Immigration Jail Since Election

CIVIC, Jan. 18, 2017 - "Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) has filed a formal complaint with the Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties within the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of the people who...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Torture is Not Culture: DHS FGM/C Outreach Strategy (Jan. 2017)

Department of Homeland Security - Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C) Outreach Strategy - January 2017

Daniel M. Kowalski
Analysis of Lynch v. Dimaya Oral Argument: Prof. Kevin R. Johnson

Prof. Kevin R. Johnson, Jan. 18, 2017 - "[On January 17, 2017,] the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lynch v. Dimaya , a criminal-removal case. The court has taken up several of these in recent years, including Esquivel-Quintana v. Lynch , which...

Daniel M. Kowalski
USCIS Policy Memo: Change of Gender Designation on USCIS Documents (Jan. 19, 2017)

USCIS, Jan. 19, 2017 - "This policy memorandum (PM) and accompanying revisions to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) update U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy regarding procedures and requirements to change the gender...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Recent USCIS Form Updates (Jan. 17-19, 2017)

USCIS January 19, 2017 Update to Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status New edition dated 01/18/17. Starting 03/20/17, USCIS will only accept the 01/18/17 edition. Until then, you can use previous editions dated 07/29/14, 5/04...

Daniel M. Kowalski
AAO on Waivers, Reinstatement, U Visas: Matter of A-L- (Jan. 12, 2017)

Gail Pendleton writes: "Heartfelt thanks to Rekha Sharma-Crawford for pursuing this case to the AAO, vindicating our long-posited argument that a 212(a)(9)(C) waiver eliminates the underlying predicate for 241(a)(5)."