Third Circuit on social group, Chevron, exhaustion: Valdiviezo-Gamez II

"In Lin v. Attorney General, 543 F.3d 114 (3d Cir. 2008), we held that “the BIA’s consideration of an issue is sufficient to provide us with jurisdiction over that issue" even if the petitioner fails to raise the issue before the BIA. 543 F.3d at 123 n.7. Here, the BIA held that...

AILA helps challenge Fifth Circuit on exhaustion

Here is a link to the AILA amicus brief challenging the Fifth Circuit's 'questionable [and] controversial interpretation of 8 U.S.C. 1252(d).' This is a pro bono case I've been working on for some time, and I'm very grateful to AILA and briefers Nick Chavez, Mark Barr, Ben Casper...

CA6 on Natz. Exhaustion, Jurisdiction: Shweika v. DHS

"For the past nine years, Mazen Shweika (“Shweika”) has prosecuted a single application for naturalization before both the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. This ongoing process now...