Unpub. BIA Asylum Victory, 'Changed Personal Circumstances' - Matter of Chen

"While we agree with the Immigration Judge that "changed personal circumstances" do not, in and of themselves, constitute an exception to the filing deadline for asylum, we recognize that changed personal circumstances may form the basis of an exception under section 208(a)(2)(D) of the...

AAO Sec. 212(i) Waiver Victory - New York

Alan Lee writes: "[Linked] is a decision that we just received from the AAO sustaining our appeal of an INA §212(i) denial for a Chinese national entering the U. S. with a photo substituted Taiwanese passport who was placed in proceedings and remained in the country following an in absentia...

Private Civil Remedies: A Viable Tool for Guest Worker Empowerment

"Despite the well-known abuses of guest workers, the government has failed to curb them. Guest workers with H-2A and H-2B visas face appalling job conditions, including the confiscation of documents, wage and hour abuses, on-the-job injuries without treatment, unhealthy housing conditions, and verbal...

Jill Family: Local Prosecutors as Deportation Gatekeepers

Stephen Lee, De Facto Immigration Courts , 101 Cal. L. Rev. 553 (2013). Jill Family "In De Facto Immigration Courts , Stephen Lee untangles part of the thicket that is immigration law. Immigration law is a dense and unique fusion of administrative law, constitutional law, criminal...

AAO 'Doing Business' L-1 Victory

Alan Lee writes: "The attached unpublished decision of the AAO involves the interpretation of the words “doing business” in an I-140 EB-1C multinational executive/managerial petition where the U. S. petitioner’s evidence of such was only between itself and an overseas affiliate...