Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Walsh Act Case from the USCIS Vermont Service Center

I must apologize for not posting in the last few weeks, but I had a civil trial set to begin on Nov. 29th. I was finally able to settle the case yesterday at the Mandatory Settlement Conference. Interesting case where our client, a cab driver, was punched in the face by a drunken fare on Halloween Morning after being picked up in a bar.

Anyway, just sent out a response to an RFE and NOID (Request for Evidence & Notice of Intent to Deny) from an I-130 petition, where the petitioner had a criminal conviction subject to the harsh penalties of the Walsh Act.

This case is slightly different from the other three cases our office has handled in that here the beneficiary was a minor child living outside the U.S. The petition was being adjudicated by the Vermont Service Center. I feel very optimistic about the case because we have good facts on our side.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

One Word on the Election Results of November 2, 2010

I think this quote from Franklin Delano Roosevelt is apropos at this moment:

"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson."
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd US President
November 21, 1933