Category Archives: Green Card Lottery

Hadi Deeb: Tsar-Consul of Uzbekistan

They call him The Tsar.  And deservedly so. Who else can unilaterally, singlehandedly reinterpret Uzbek divorce law to deny numerous  Uzbek Diversity Visa applicants?  Who else can crush immigrant dreams using a variety of creative pretexts: disqualifying an applicant for … Continue reading

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Call for Lottery Rejects on Photograph Grounds: Discrimination, Arbitrariness, Selective Enforcement

With the DV-2016 registration period in full swing, this is a good time to raise awareness about potential pitfalls encountered by DV applicants.  Perhaps the most seemingly innocuous requirement – submission of a photograph with the entry – is the … Continue reading

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Visa Delays

US consular posts around the world are experiencing significant delays in printing nonimmigrant visas because of a software problem. The Department of State advises that visa applicants should expect delays of 10-14 days in the issuance of nonimmigrant visas. This … Continue reading

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DV-2015 Lottery Fever

Congratulations to the winners of the DV-2015 Green Card Lottery. Against great odds, you were selected. Now comes the hard part. As you know, selection does not guarantee a visa. 125,514 individuals were selected for DV-2015 (out of 9,388,986 entrants), … Continue reading

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Bait-and-Switch, Department-of-State-Style

The below article was recently published on the Immigrant Lawyer’s Weekly website – http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?2398-Article-Bait-and-Switch-Department-of-State-Style-by-Kenneth-White Yesterday, we wrote about how USCIS holds out the lure of green cards to foreign entrepreneurs, only to pull back the bait once the businessman has … Continue reading

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Office of Inspector General Report on Lottery Fiasco

http://oig.state.gov/documents/organization/176330.pdf

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Press release: Filing of requests for preliminary injunction and class certification

Please see the attached press release Thank you again for all of your support!

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Preliminary Injunction/Class Certification

We have applied to the Court for a preliminary injunction and moved for certification of the class.  We will be posting a press release very soon providing more details.

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Litigation Update

We will have some litigation news for you later this week. Please watch this space…

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Wall Street Journal

Over the weekend there was a fantastic profile in the Wall Street Journal on Anna D., Stuart, Dieudonne, Alejandro, and Ugoo.  Please read it when you have an opportunity: http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-lifestyle-arts-entertainment.html?mod=WSJ_topnav_lifeculture_main

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