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Daniel M. Kowalski
DOS Resets DV-2019 Application Window Due to 'Technical Issue'

DOS - "Due to a technical issue, the DV-2019 entry period that began on October 3 has been closed. Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the system; they will not count as a duplicate entry. The technical...

Daniel M. Kowalski
BIA on CIMT: Matter of Tavdidishvili, 27 I&N Dec. 142 (BIA 2017)

Matter of Tavdidishvili, 27 I&N Dec. 142 (BIA 2017) - Criminally negligent homicide in violation of section 125.10 of the New York Penal Law is categorically not a crime involving moral turpitude, because it does not require that a perpetrator have...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Visa Bulletin For November 2017

Visa Bulletin For November 2017

Daniel M. Kowalski
Trump DOD Reverses Bush Policy Allowing Expedited Military Naturalizations, All Military Naturalization Applicants Warned to Expect Major Delays

Margaret D. Stock , the creator of MAVNI, states: “Xenophobia has been formally institutionalized at the Pentagon. Many immigrants who sign enlistment contracts will no longer be able to naturalize through military service, since they must now pass...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Judge Keeps Nationwide Injunction in Place in Chicago Sanctuary Cities Lawsuit

Michael Tarm, AP, Oct. 13, 2017 - "A federal judge in Chicago on Friday denied a request by the U.S. Department of Justice to lift a national freeze on a Trump administration policy that would withhold public safety grants to so-called sanctuary...

BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff
Precedent or Not? Confusion About Use of Unpublished Decisions

By Thomas C. Fitzhugh, III, Esq., The Longshore Institute, Houston, Texas Before computerized legal research, lawyers had to rely on printed cases that came out first in paperback (advance sheets) and ultimately in beautifully bound volumes. Today...