Dear State Department, ‘How weird is that?’

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

I was recently hired to represent someone who is in the middle of the process of applying for a permanent resident visa abroad – a process that is handled by the Department of State. I needed information about the case which is currently being handled by the State Department’s National Visa Center. I sent them my question along with the State Department’s form DS-3032, which is entitled, “Choice of Address and Agent for Immigrant Visa Applicants,” which a visa applicant…

A disappointing immigration consultation

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Instead of a written post today, I made a movie — a dramatization of a conversation I must have at least five times a week. I hope it is informative. A disappointing immigration consultation

The never-ending wait for a visa.

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Today I would like to discuss a case that his been going on for eight years and is still going. The case is that of Abdulrahim Kewan. I was representing Mr. Kewan in a battered spouse case. Then on October 10, 2002, Mr. Kewan, driving to a painting job, got lost. He stopped at a back gate at Camp Pendleton to ask for directions. The MP’s at the gate drew him directions and sent him on his way. As was…