President Obama’s uncle receives Registry

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

On December 3, 2013, President Obama’s uncle, Onyango Obama, was allowed to become a permanent resident of the United States. News reports, as nearly always happens, are not entirely accurate in their explanation of events and the law (there is an old adage that the more a reader knows about a topic, the more a newspaper account is wrong), I will read between the lines and try to lay out what happened. It appears Mr. Obama (the uncle), came to…

YoU SCIS must be kidding me.

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

I remember a long time before I ever got involved in law, never mind immigration law, I heard a critique of the field – all immigration lawyers do is fill out forms and send them in for you. I remember, too, the words of a relative who “kindly” explained to my child that lawyers charge people lots of money to do simple things. Like almost anything that is said, it is sometimes true. In the case of immigration law it…