Arguments before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal raised important questions about Presidential power and the safety of our nation. At issue is whether the President seeks to discriminate against Muslims in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Special Counsel August Flentje argued on behalf of Donald Trump and others that the President’s Executive Order does […]
Trump’s Executive Order basically excluding Muslims from the U.S., entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”
Many clients and others ask whether they should continue immigration processing or use international advance parole travel privileges, given the Executive Order issued by Donald Trump on January 27, 2017, that bars these 7 countries from entering the U.S. for a period of 4 months: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. The fear […]
Immigration Consequences of Electing President Donald Trump
Of course, we cannot know what actions President Trump will take until he takes them. And we don’t know when he may take action. Predictions this early are not reliable, but here are some thoughts. Muslim Ban It’s likely that immigration of refugees from Arab countries will be suspended. It may also be that President […]
San Bernardino Slayings: Did Tashfeen Malik Slip Through on a K1 Fiancee Visa?
There has been much chatter about the need for tighter immigration security. Tashfeen Malik is the Pakistani woman who entered the U.S. on a K1 fiancee visa and was involved in San Bernardino massacre on December 2. Some advocates push to terminate the K1 visa program. K1 fiancee visa applicants are treated as immigrants for purposes […]
Kerry v. Din: What’s Left for the Family?
In Kerry v. Din, 576 U.S. (2015), the U.S. Supreme Court just decided that the U.S. consulate in Islamabad does not need to inform a U.S. citizen wife why her husband was denied an immigrant spouse visa. The grounds were based on National Security interests under 8 USC §1182(a)(3)(B). Din’s husband admitted that at one point […]