Author Archive | Mark Shmueli

Mark Expresses Alarm at Draconian Surveillance Techniques Proposed by DHS

In this segment, Mark expresses his alarm at to the new DHS  rule which allows the government to pry much more deeply  into the private lives of immigrants and US citizens alike.   DHS issued this rule which to its Inspector General Report  which found that the pilot program regarding social media surveillance started in 2015 lacked criteria to measure its […]

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India Abroad: Tina R. Goel Advocates for Broadened H-4 Work Authorization

In this editorial, “Thanks, with Criticism:  Why the Proposed Rule Change for H-4 Visa Holders is Not Enough, and What You Should Do About It,” published by the most widely circulated newspaper serving the Indian community in the United States, India Abroad, Tina R. Goel explains USCIS’s  proposed H-4 employment rules and analyzes the reasons […]

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Mark Shmueli Co-Authors Orlando Sentinel Editorial on Immigration Reform

  In this editorial Mark Shmueli and Washington College of Law  Professor Jayesh Rathod outline the urgent need for immigration reform but present a perspective which is often overlooked in the media’s coverage of the immigration debate; the role that immigrants and their supporters have taken in changing the dynamics of the discussion. Mark and […]

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Mark & Tina’s Immigration Update in The Federal Lawyer on Options for Same Sex Couples

In this article we analyze the post DOMA landscape as it pertains to  immigrants and their families after the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor  This decision resulted in marriage equality for federal benefits and obligations as it rendered a federal ban on providing benefits to same sex couples a violation of equal […]

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Mark Shmueli Wins Requests for Parole in Place for two Military Spouses Before USCIS Provides Formalized Guidance

On Nov. 15, 2013, USCIS issued guidance expressly authorizing that military spouses who have entered the United States without inspection may be paroled in place in the United States.  When Mark successfully filed his first parole in place request in 2010, his was among the very first cases granted in the Baltimore District Office.  Rather […]

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