The never ending never ending wait for a visa

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

I wrote before about my Egyptian friend, Abdulrahim Kewan, on October 17, 2010, “The Never-Ending Wait for a Visa.”  I recounted the legal travails of Mr. Kewan whose efforts to become a permanent resident of the Unite States, which he came to in 1996, turned sour when he made the fateful decision to ask for directions from gate guards at Camp Pendleton when we got lost driving in October 2002. As the old posting and newspaper reports discuss, he was…

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…

A day’s mail: Item one

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

To illustrate the frustrations of immigration law, both for foreigners and their attorneys, allow me to describe what came in the mail one day last week. There were three items. Today I will describe the first one. Item 1 A client was deported in his absence. In the late 1990’s or early 2000’s he had applied for permanent residence based on his professional employment. He waited and waited for an interview and finally despaired and returned to his country. A…