The Perils of Naturalizing: BIA Holds No Opt-Out for F-2As

"One of the more confounding – and now disappointing – aspects of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) has been whether it offers children protection from any unintended adverse affects when their parents naturalize. After all, a special section was added by the CSPA to ensure...

115 Years of Solitude for Mexican Moms?

Carl Shusterman asks, "Does CSPA stand for Child Status Prevention Act?" - " Charles [Wheeler] correctly states that the number of persons who may immigrate to the U.S. under the family-based 2B category is limited to 26,266 annually. There is a per-country limit of 7%, or 1,841 per...

Benson & Wheeler: Enhancing Quality and Timeliness in Immigration Removal Adjudication

Enhancing Quality and Timeliness in Immigration Removal Adjudication , by Lenni B. Benson & Russell R. Wheeler. "This draft report was prepared for the consideration of the Administrative Conference of the United States. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect...

Updates on Waiver Adjudication from the NSC

"On March 21-22, CLINIC conducted a two-day training in Omaha on recognizing grounds of inadmissibility and filing effective waivers. On the second day, officials from the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) gave a presentation on the centralized filing and adjudication of Form I-601 waivers of inadmissibility...

We Need Immigration Courts That Work

"As pressure mounts on Congress for some form of immigration legislation, a little-noticed and overworked cog in the nation’s immigration-enforcement machinery may get left by the wayside: the Justice Department’s 59 immigration courts, whose 260 judges adjudicate each year the cases...