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January 1, 2018

How a Medical Professional Visa Exposed Terminal Flaws In USCIS Regulations

After leaving US DOJ to go “in house” at the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), I noticed I was in a new world that lacked reason and accountability.  At DOJ I was accustomed to writing and submitting briefs in federal court, […]
December 27, 2017

Travel Ban 3.0: Increasing the Scope of Judicial Review to Consular Actions

The Ninth Circuit decision in Hawaii v. Trump held that the travel band is unlawful as applied to those individuals with preexisting substantial ties to the United States.  Two immediate questions come to mind: How do individuals denied entry by […]
December 9, 2017

Carrot and Stick: Decreasing Immigration Expenses Through Federal Court Appeals

Decreasing Immigration Expenses Through Federal Court Appeals Nearly every industry in the US uses a carrot and stick approach to government relations.  The carrot involves lobbying/engagement while the stick is litigation. The exception to this rule is the sector of […]