Office of Immigration Litigation Releases Reference Guide on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

The Department of Justice Civil Division's Office of Immigration Litigation, Appellate Section, has released a monograph that constitutes a "comprehensive overview of the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act that are relevant to criminal aliens." OIL describes this reference...

Bender’s Immigration Bulletin – October 1, 2010

OIL Releases Reference Guide on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions The Department of Justice Civil Division’s Office of Immigration Litigation, Appellate Section, has released a monograph that constitutes a “comprehensive overview of the provisions of the Immigration and...

Excerpts From the May 15 Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Immigration Activity in the Supreme Court

Immigration Activity in the Supreme Court On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case involving Arizona's controversial S.B. 1070. The transcript is available on lexis.com at 2012 U.S. Trans. LEXIS 35. The decision is expected by the end of June. Also pending are decisions...

Excerpts From the Oct. 15, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: 2014 DV Program Opens, More

2014 DV Program Opens The 2014 Diversity Visa Program registration opened at noon on October 2, 2012, and is scheduled to close at noon on Saturday, November 3, 2012. As in past years, applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form...

Excerpts From the Nov. 15, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin - U.S.-Russia Adoption Agreement

U.S.-Russia Adoption Agreement The Department of State announced on October 16, 2012, that the Agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Regarding Cooperation in Adoption of Children entered into force on November 1, 2012. This agreement should enhance the safeguards...

Excerpts from the March 1, 2013, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

Supreme Court: Padilla Did Not Create New Rule: No Retroactive Application to Cases on Collateral Review On February 20, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Chaidez v. United States. The majority of the Court held that the decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356, is not retroactive for...

News Excerpts From The Dec. 15, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Federal Judges Required to Provide Immigration Warnings During Plea Stage | Under changes to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that took effect December 1, federal judges are required to advise defendants of potential immigration consequences as part of the standard plea colloquy. The amendment...