"Judge Creppy is being made the scapegoat for the problems created by former Attorney General Ashcroft. Streamlining should be replaced, not Judge Creppy," said Steven Yale-Loehr, who teaches immigration law at Cornell Law School in New York...
Some insiders fear the joint DHS/DOL/DOJ/DOS "benefit fraud" task forces will cast too wide a net, snaring attorneys who aggressively, but legally, "push the envelope" in seeking benefits under the INA for their clients. http://www...
Link to official site; posted by USCIS on Apr. 7, 2006. http://uscis.gov/graphics/services/tempbenefits/cap.htm
"Be wary of persons or organizations that claim they can assist in applying for benefits that do not exist." Link to official USCIS Public Notice, Apr. 7, 2006. http://uscis.gov/graphics/publicaffairs/statements/FraudWarning_040706PN.pdf
Link to official site. Apr. 6, 2006. http://uscis.gov/graphics/publicaffairs/newsrels/H2BFY06cap_06Apr06PR.pdf
DOS proposed rule, Apr. 7, 2006. http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/pdf/E6-4946.pdf
Francis v. Gonzales, Second Cir., Mar. 27, 2006. Francis v. Gonzales.pdf
"[E]rroneous information given by the Immigration Judge and Board of Immigration
Appeals to Lopez on the unavailability of relief under former § 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act deprived
Lopez of judicial review within the meaning...
"Bill Hing of UC Davis School of Law says that immigration legislation now being debated in Congress presents lawmakers with a moral choice, and that in its own economic, social, and national security interests it's time for the United States...
23 I&N Dec. 905 (BIA 2006), Int. Dec. 3531 3531.pdf
22 smuggled Chinese arrested at the Seattle seaport; ICE launches probe into human smuggling scheme. Apr. 5, 2006. http://www.ice.gov/graphics/news/newsreleases/articles/060405seattle.htm
"[T]he immigration court's reliance upon the hearsay Department of State Reports
violated Alexandrov's due process rights." Sixth Cir. No. 04-4458, Apr. 4, 2006. Alexandrov.pdf
Concerns with Nonimmigrant Visa Processing and the Chilling Impact on Global Cultural Exchange. April 4, 2006. http://reform.house.gov/UploadedFiles/Yo-Yo%20%20Ma%20Testimony.pdf
Unpublished BIA decision, Apr. 3, 2006. Matter of V 4-3-06.pdf
"[Chertoff] has asked China to move more quickly to repatriate about 39,000 illegal Chinese migrants from the United States." VOA, Apr. 4, 2006. http://www.voanews.com/english/2006-04-04-voa13.cfm
Recently Arrived Migrants and the Congressional Debate on Immigration, Apr. 5, 2006. http://pewhispanic.org/files/factsheets/15.pdf
Urging comprehensive immigration reform. Mar. 24, 2006. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/immigration/wr.immigrationletter.pdf
"Effective immediately, sponsors filing an I-864 are required to submit only their Federal tax return for their most recent tax year, current as of the date of execution of the I-864." Mar. 30, 2006. http://travel.state.gov/visa/laws/telegrams...
"This is a vital debate. I thank the members who are working hard to get a bill done. I strongly urge them to come to a conclusion as quickly as possible and pass a comprehensive bill." Apr. 5, 2006. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006...
"The Administration is committed to comprehensive immigration reform that will secure the border, strengthen enforcement of immigration laws in the Nation's interior, and create a temporary worker program that does not provide amnesty."...
"Therefore, the IJ erred when he applied the "extreme hardship" standard without first making a determination based on
the facts underlying Rivas's conviction that Rivas's crime was violent or dangerous." Rivas-Gomez v. Gonzales...
"While we will affirm the BIA in this case, we would be remiss were we not to point out the unprofessional and
inappropriate conduct of Judge Garcy, the IJ in this case." Saleh v. Gonzales, No. 04-2258, Mar. 31, 2006. Saleh.pdf
71 FR 16696, Apr. 4, 2006. 06-3208.pdf
"The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) today launched a unique new website providing extensive information about one of most important and politically sensitive subjects in America today - immigration control." http://trac.syr...
"We grant the petition for review...because we conclude that the BIA failed to apply
the proper legal standard in determining Mr. Afridi?s eligibility for withholding of removal." Afridi v. Gonzales, Apr. 4, 2006. Afridi v. Gonzales.pdf