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Utah Woman Faces Deportation After Losing Appeal

"Kairi Shepherd was an orphan living in India when a Utah woman adopted her in 1982 — a seemingly good turn of luck for the 3-month-old, which included her obtaining legal permanent resident status in the United States. But when she was 8, her adoptive mother died of cancer. When she...

CA7 on Political Opinion, Palestine: Jabr v. Holder

"The issue here is whether Jabr sufficiently showed that the persecution he endured was on account of a statutorily protected ground. The IJ concluded that members of the PIJ were simply interested in recruiting Jabr and found nothing in the record to suggest that they beat him because of his political...

USCIS Fails to Prove Sham Marriage: Delcore v. Holder

"This case comes down to the following: many years after Szilagyi and Colon separated, one of them swore that they had initially lived together for a few months, and the other swore that they never lived together. Two other witnesses (Balagyan and Janky) support plaintiffs’ version, and the...

Deportations Stopped for 12 Immigrants Targeted in Raids

AP, Jan. 5, 2016 - "Some of the first Central American families targeted by immigration authorities in recent raids have had their deportations temporarily halted. Lawyers said Tuesday that they've managed to temporarily stop deportation proceedings for 12 individuals from four families rounded...