In 2014, a woman fled the United States to marry an Islamic State fighter in Syria. Now, widowed twice, she wants to return to the U.S. with her 18-month-old son. Whether she’ll be able to could set a major legal precedent, says Hemanth Gundavaram, who is co-director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at Northeastern University.
Last week, the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery program suffered a computer glitch that resulted in the issuance and then subsequent cancellation of 22,000 visas. Here, Professor Rachel Rosenbloom, an expert in immigration law and policy at Northeastern University School of Law, weighs in on the recent visa snafu and related immigration issues.