Appellate courts reticent to get involved in interagency disputes.

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Government agencies. There are lots of them. Their functions overlap. People uninvolved from day to day with the interaction of government agencies and learn about them from the media are probably most aware of the interactivity of the intelligence agencies. A fault found after 9-11 was the failure of the many intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies with intelligence functions to interact. Immigration law execution and enforcement are controlled by several agencies in different departments. There is the Department of…

The case of Abdulrahim Kewan: a visa the State Department refuses to issue.

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

I have posted twice about a friend and client, Abdulrahim Kewan, who is stuck in Egypt despite having an approved petition to come to the United States. The background of the case was laid out in a posting on October 17, 2010. To summarize very briefly, Mr. Kewan was applying for permanent residence in the San Diego Immigration Court based on an approved visa petition as a battered spouse. In October 2002, he stopped at a gate at the U.S….

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…