Does Underdeveloped Legal Argument Entitle Alien to Deference in Review of Deportation Decision?

The alien, a Polish citizen, overstayed her visa and allegedly tried to bribe an immigration officer to obtain a new visa. However, the bribe was discovered during Operation Durango, a sting operation designed by three federal agencies to catch "brokers" who were "helping to procure immigration...

Leniency isn’t automatic under new deportation policy

"As evidenced by a series of recent near-deportation cases that have made the news, the guidelines aren’t being applied automatically as they trickle down through layers of immigration enforcement officials, and sometimes the contractors who work for them. The “left hand isn’t...

Advocates hail Bloomberg's support of City Council legislation

"In a significant reversal, the Bloomberg administration said Friday that it would support a City Council bill that would hamper federal authorities’ ability to detain, and eventually deport, foreign-born inmates on Rikers Island who are about to be released. The decision is an important...

Transporting Padilla to Deportation Proceedings: A Due Process Right to the Effective Assistance of Counsel

Transporting Padilla to Deportation Proceedings: A Due Process Right to the Effective Assistance of Counsel Stephen H. Legomsky St. Louis University Public Law Review, 2012 Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper 11-10-04 Abstract: The Supreme Court’s landmark...

Justice...or Luck?

"Carlos Quintanilla, a Worcester janitor and father of three, is celebrating his first year as a legal immigrant since he slipped over the border 21 years ago, fleeing El Salvador’s vicious civil war. A Boston immigration judge halted his deportation late last year, saying he feared...

Inland Cal. Immigration Checkpoints in Camo?

"On a spring morning in 2010, Leticia dropped two of her children at their Escondido school and continued on to run errands with her 4-year-old daughter. Before long, she was stopped at a police checkpoint. According to retired San Diego police officer Carlos Ronquillo, who witnessed the...

Excerpts From the July 1, 2013, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

Ethiopian Adoptions: PAIR Requirement Effective September 1, 2013, the government of Ethiopia will require that the prospective adoptive parents include evidence that the U.S. government completed a Pre-Adoption Immigration Review of the prospective adoptive child's immigration eligibility. Any...

For Gay Immigrants, Marriage Ruling Brings Relief and a Path to a Green Card

"The Supreme Court’s decision on Wednesday to strike down the federal law against same-sex marriage brought a stunning improvement in the lives of Steven Infante, an immigrant from Colombia, and his American husband — less than an hour after the ruling was announced. Mr. Infante and...