A week of reinventing the wheel in a system too complicated to administer.

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Time and time again immigration lawyers like to tell you how complicated the immigration laws are.  Often the motivation for saying this is to encourage people to hire a lawyer. While hiring a lawyer may help to avoid the procedural pitfalls of trying to obtain benefits from immigration agencies, the biggest problem is that the immigration laws are too complicated for the agencies themselves to administer. Lawyers have a hard time stopping the decision makers from making their stupid mistakes….

What is a visa?

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

A basic term and a basic benefit in immigration law is a visa. Curiously, the most misunderstood item in all of immigration law may well be “visa.” To illustrate, the following scenarios have occurred in immigration court: 1. An alien in removal proceedings is charged with removability because the Department of State canceled his visa. 2. An alien in removal proceedings lacking lawful status has a fiancé visa petition (K-1) approved by a USCIS Service Center and seeks that removal…