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Daniel M. Kowalski
Processing of Iraqi Refugees Remains Slow, U.S. Says

"Last year the Bush administration vowed to find a way to accelerate the processing of immigrant visas and the granting of refugee status so that Iraqis who worked for the American Embassy in Baghdad could immigrate to the United States. But a State...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
I-485 mandamus victory in Seattle

"The lack of evidence explaining the delay in adjudicating Mr. Amirparviz?s application is fatal to the Government?s position." Amirparviz v. Mukasey, W.D. Wa., Feb. 4, 2008. [Hats off to Robert Gibbs.] Amirparviz 2-4-08.pdf

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Posner on Amnesty

Linked through Scott Henson's blog, Feb. 5, 2008. http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2008/02/posner-gives-conservative-case-for.html

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Document Preparation

In most movies and television shows, lawyers are shown interviewing clients, investigating the facts, and making witty, barbed comments when examining a witness on the witness stand. However, for most attorneys, document preparation is one of the most...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Seattle's "Port Court"

BLAINE, WA.: "Here's an immigration court you've probably never heard of. Defendants at a rare border court here get a pass to temporarily enter the U.S., but then they must exit the country as soon as their case has been heard. They are...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Senior Advisors to Brief Press on the Latest Developments in Iraqi Refugee and Special Immigrant Visa Issues

"Senior Coordinator on Iraqi Refugee Issues Ambassador James Foley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Tony Edson, and the Department of Homeland Security?s Assistant Secretary for Policy Stewart Baker will brief the press on...

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