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Travelers Say They Were Denied Entry to U.S. for Twitter Jokes

"As American security agencies increasingly take to Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites in search of potential threats, two European travelers say the system lacks one important quality: a sense of humor. The travelers, Leigh Van Bryan and Emily Bunting, said they were detained...

Unpub. BIA on Fleuti, Entry, Smuggling, Sec. 237(a)(1)(E)(i)

"[W]e hold that for a lawful permanent resident to be deportable under section 237(a)(l)(E)(i) of the Act, the smuggling offense must have occurred prior to, at the time of, or within 5 years of an "entry" as that term is interpreted in Rosenberg v, Fleuti. ... We conclude that the Fleuti...

CA7 (Posner) on Entry: Margulis v. Holder

"The Board can reexamine, and if it wants overrule, a precedent, but it didn’t do that in this case. It ignored it. This is not permissible. An agency must give reasons for abandoning a precedent. ... The citation of the case by the Board is incomprehensible, and the government’s argument...

Canadians Denied Entry to U.S. Due to Depression; DHS Snoops on Canadian Mental Health Records

Two disturbing stories from the Canadian press: Canadians with mental illnesses denied U.S. entry Canadian woman refused U.S. entry because of depression "A document completed by a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer says that at a secondary inspection at Pearson airport in Toronto...

Executive Order Blocking Entry into U.S. of Certain Persons Contributing to Situation in Ukraine

" ... By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including ... section 212(f)[*] of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)) ... I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United...

Another INA Sec. 212(f) Travel Ban: Certain Persons from South Sudan

"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration...

CA4 on Entry, Official Restraint: De Leon v. Holder

"[A] finding that De Leon entered free from official restraint would qualify him for cancellation of removal -- an outcome the government opposes. The BIA cannot apply its official-restraint standard broadly when broadness favors the government’s position and narrowly when it does not. .....

Executive Order Suspends Entry of Certain Venezuelans

Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015 - Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic...

BIA on Admission, Adjustment of Status, 237(a)(1)(H) - Matter of Agour

Official Headnote : Adjustment of status constitutes an “admission” for purposes of determining an alien’s eligibility to apply for a waiver under section 237(a)(1)(H) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(1)(H) (2012). Matter of Connelly , 19 I&N Dec....