Unpub. BIA Victory: Mali, FGM, one-year bar

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman writes: " The UH Immigration Clinic has just won an appeal from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) involving an asylum claim which was denied previously by the Immigration Court here in Houston. The claim was filed by a mother of a family of four. She had suffered...

MATTER OF N-T- AS PROGENY OF MATTER OF A-T-: A TEACHING TOOL FOR FGM CASES

"This case will make an interesting teaching example for immigration professors discussing the ramifications of the Attorney General’s precedential decision on female genital mutilation (FGM), Matter of A-T- I&N Dec. 617 (A.G. 2008). In the decision rendered by the BIA on October 14...

Visa Delays Separate Family

"Getting into the country was not a problem for Davis and Jessica. As U.S. citizens, they can come and go as they please. They arrived Aug. 5, Davis said. But they had to leave Aminata, 22, behind. Davis said the couple tried to get Aminata a temporary visa, but were denied twice because she couldn't...