On International Radio Broadcast, Navid Dayzad Discusses Court Deadlines and New DHS Initiative

Another day, another reason to speak out! On the international radio broadcast, Voice of America, I talked about the Trump administration’s latest failure to meet the second court-ordered deadline to reunite immigrant children with their parents, as well as the administration’s fishing expedition to revoke the citizenship of naturalized U.S. citizens.

For the full interview visit, scroll to the middle of the page, and click play as shown in the picture below.

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Government to Require Interviews for Conditional Residents

The government requires Green Card applicants to attend an interview as part of the application process.  Applicants whose Green Cards are based on a new marriage are then issued conditional, temporary residence and must file another petition to remove these conditions just two years later. As if this process was not already thorough enough, USCIS will soon request that these applicants attend yet another interview to demonstrate the true nature of their relationship. While additional interviews have always been a possibility, it will now become much more likely for both pending and newly submitted Removal of Conditions applications.

If you have a Removal of Conditions application pending, you can still apply for Naturalization.  In fact, it will speed up the often-backlogged Removal of Conditions process. Better still, because an interview is already required for citizenship, USCIS will do the interview for the Removal of Conditions back to back with the interview for U.S. citizenship.  This way, the applicant can take care of both processes during the same trip to the immigration office.

Whether coupled with a citizenship interview or not, Removal of Conditions applicants can expect an interview. Dayzad Law now offers legal services to prepare clients for the Removal of Conditions application, as well as representation at the interview with one of our experienced attorneys.  We will review the information in the application package, conduct role-play with sample questions, and provide guidance on what to expect the day of the interview.

At LGBT Film Festival, Navid Joins Immigration Panel

LGBT individuals around the world are often tortured or executed, including in my home country.  Alongside other experts and community leaders, I was honored to discuss the related immigration policies and laws in a panel discussion at Los Angeles’ LGBT Film Festival, Outfest.  The documentary, Finding Home, is amazing and emotionally depicts the struggles of 3 LGBT immigrants.  Support LGBT immigrants through  Trump has made this already difficult process more challenging with cuts to refugee admissions, narrowing of asylum eligibility, and efforts to deter immigration wherever possible.

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In Newspaper Interview, Navid Discussed Supreme Court Nominee and Implications For Immigrants

In an interview with the Los Angeles Wave newspaper, Navid Dayzad analyzed the Trump administration’s Supreme Court Justice nominee. He explained how this past year’s SCOTUS travel ban decision is a clear indication of what is to come: a conservative-majority Supreme Court unlikely to check the president’s power when it comes to immigration.

Read the full article here.


Navid Dayzad Argues For Government Accountability and Immigrants’ Rights As Court Deadline Approaches

I am outraged!  Courts must continue to hold the government accountable.  Immigrants must be treated fairly, not as criminals. Watch my most passionate arguments yet in this video with CNN and George K. Howell.