U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Deportation Decision For Filipino Man

Judulang v. Holder, 565 U.S. ___ (Dec. 12, 2011): The BIA's "comparable grounds" approach to INA §212(c) waivers is arbitrary and capricious. Joel Judulang is an LPR who entered the United States in 1974, when he was eight, and has lived here since. In 1988, he received a six-year...

Excerpts from Jan. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Draft Template for I-129 L-1 RFE Posted, More

Draft Template for I-129 L-1 RFE Posted USCIS posted a draft template for requests for evidence relative to intra-company transferees on December 15, 2011. It will be available for comment until January 17, 2012, and can be found at http://www.uscis.gov > Outreach > Feedback Opportunities. The...

Supreme Court in Judulang Axes Comparable-Grounds Condition for 212(c) Relief

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the comparable-grounds approach to determining whether a noncitizen convicted of a crime and facing deportation or removal can obtain relief under former Immigration and Nationality Act § 212(c). What do applicants do now? Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia...

Immigration Law: Supreme Court in Judulang Axes Comparable-Grounds Condition for §212(c) Relief

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the comparable-grounds approach to determining whether a noncitizen convicted of a crime and facing deportation or removal can obtain relief under former Immigration and Nationality Act § 212(c). What do applicants do now? Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia...

Excerpts From the April 15, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: USCIS Proposes Change for Certain Unlawful-Presence Waivers, More

USCIS Proposes Change for Certain Unlawful-Presence Waivers USCIS posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register on March 30 that would reduce the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives who must obtain immigrant visas abroad to become lawful permanent residents...