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Sept. 1, 2011, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: AAO Solicits Amicus Briefs

On August 18 th , the Administrative Appeals Office posted a Request for Amicus Curiae Briefs addressing the following: In 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reviewed an AAO decision that dismissed the appeal of an extraordinary ability petition. Kazarian v. USCIS , 596 F.3d 1115...

Customs and Border Protection Search Did Not Violate 4th Amendment, 9th Circuit Rules

PASADENA, Calif. - (Mealey's) The search of a man's laptop computer by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials that occurred 170 miles from the border did not constitute an "extended border search" and did not violate his rights under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution...