"With respect to
USCIS?s near-term A-Files automation effort, known as the Integrated
Digitization Document Management Program, effective planning is not
occurring." GAO, March 2006. GAO scan immig files.pdf
Gonzalez v. Arizona, filed May 9, 2006. Gonzalez v. Arizona1.pdf
"In its quest to create a speedy adjudicative system, by foreclosing the ability to remand a case back to DOL for further processing and fact finding, DOL appears to have shot itself in the foot." BALCA Case No.: 2006-PER-1, ETA Case No.: A...
Cancellation granted to LPR of 30 years despite three convictions. Matter of Shaikh, A90-646-350 - Baltimore, Mar. 22, 2006, unpublished. web1009.pdf
Matter of Okine, A37-104-229 - Baltimore, Mar. 20, 2006, unpublished. web1011.pdf
Matter of Armas-Ramirez, A30-497-507 - San Diego, Mar. 31, 2006, unpublished. Respondent pro se; BIA reopened sua sponte. web1010.pdf
Avetisyan v. Gonzales, Apr. 28, 2006. Avetisyan.pdf
LABOR CERTIFICATION: FUNDAMENTALS & BEST PRACTICES UNDER THE NEW PERM SYSTEM TO BENEFIT YOUR CLIENT AND YOUR IMMIGRATION PRACTICE
Wednesday, May 10 2006 6-9 p.m.
Thursday, May 11 2006 6-9 p.m. 051006PM.pdf
Diallo v. Gonzales, May 4, 2006. Diallo 10th.pdf
Cheshire v. Cheshire, M.D. Fla., Jacksonville Div., May 4, 2006. (Reposted with correct PDF.) cheshire.pdf
Memo dated May 2, 2006 from Michael Aytes of CIS revising Chap. 31.3 of the Adjudicator's Field Manual. Aytes 5-2-06.pdf
Memo dated October 24, 2005 from William J. Howard, ICE Principal Legal Advisor, on prosecutorial discretion. (Note the amazing statistics: ICE's current caseload before the IJs of about 300,000 cases gives each ICE attorney an average of 20 minutes...
Memo revised May 10, 2005 from ICE Appellate Counsel regarding procedures to be followed when OIL recommends remand back to the BIA. ICE remand 5-10-05.pdf
Memo dated Dec. 8, 2004 from Thomas H. Hussey, Director of the Office of Immigration Litigation, to all OIL attorneys on the subject of when OIL should seek to have a case remanded, rather than litigated. Hussey remand 12-8-04.pdf
Memo dated Jan. 8, 2004 to all ICE Chief Counsel regarding NSEERS from Victor X. Cerda, former ICE Acting Principal Legal Advisor. (Cerda is now a Partner in the D.C. office of Tew Cardenas, LLP.) Cerda NSEERS 1-8-04.pdf
"The Department of State's annual 'student visa cable,' sent to consular posts on May 3, 2006, reviews prior guidance on student visa issuance." NAFSA, with link to PDF of cable. http://www.nafsa.org/regulatory_information.sec/regulatory_document_library...
Abdi v. Gonzales, May 5, 2006. Abdi 5-5-06.pdf
May 1, 2006 letter from former Attorney General *** Thornburgh to current A.G. Alberto Gonzales, asking the latter to "proceed with utmost caution" in the cert. petition to the Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Tchoukhrova, No. 05-1401. Thornburgh...
"Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has exercised discretionary authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act, so that certain refugees in the Tham Hin camp in Thailand who meet all other requirements for resettlement under the Administration's...
"Although unlawful entry into the United States is both a criminal offense and a ground for removal, unlawful presence is only a ground for deportation and is not subject to criminal penalty, except when an alien is present in the United States after...
In malpractice case, dueling experts discuss whether immigration attorney must file motion to reconsider; jury found no negligence. Liu and Wong v. Allen, 894 A.2d 453, Mar. 16, 2006. Allen.pdf
"[T]he BIA's conclusion that Chavarria cannot establish a well-founded fear of future persecution is not supported by substantial evidence. The BIA does not, and likely could not, articulate any evidence whatsoever for this position." Chavarria...
"The Department of Homeland Security announced today that new digital passports issued by France are compliant with U.S. technical requirements for countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)." DHS, May 4, 2006. http://www.dhs.gov...
"The IJ cannot selectively examine evidence in determining credibility, but must present a reasoned analysis of the evidence as a whole." Hanaj v. Gonzales, May 3, 2006. Hanaj.pdf