Immigration Law

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Lawsuit: Standards for Avoiding Deportation Cannot Be Shrouded in Secrecy
Posted on 2 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Feb. 28, 2019 "In July and November of 2018, the American Immigration Council, along with the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, filed two requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA... Read More

BREAKING: BIA Will Add Two More Members
Posted on 2 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Advance Copy of Interim Rule to be published in the June 3, 2015 Federal Register: "This rule amends the Department of Justice regulations relating to the organization of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Board) by adding two Board member positions... Read More

IRAC Releases 2014 Edition of Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions
Posted on 15 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ben Winograd writes: "The Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center (IRAC) is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 edition of its Index of Unpublished Decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals . About the Index The Index... Read More

News Excerpts from the March 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 23 Feb 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

EOIR Revises Docket Priorities | On February 3, 2016, Chief Immigration Judge Print Maggard issued a memorandum revising certain docket priorities for the Executive Office for Immigration Review. In cases involving unaccompanied minors, immigration... Read More

Mata v. Lynch: The 5th Circuit Can't Sidestep Jurisdiction To Avoid Review of BIA Denial of Late Motion to Reopen Based on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By Jill Apa | The issue in Mata v. Lynch is whether circuit courts can review a BIA decision denying a late motion to reopen removal proceedings based on an allegation of ineffective assistance of counsel. The Fifth Circuit had said no, disagreeing... Read More

News Excerpts From the April 15, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 11 Apr 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Immigration Judge Paul Schmidt Announces Retirement | On March 31, 2016, Immigration Judge Paul Wickham Schmidt announced that he will retire on June 30 after more than three decades of government service. Schmidt, a judge at the Arlington (Va.) Immigration... Read More

News Excerpts From The July 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

BIA Will Solicit Amicus Briefs | On June 19, 2015, the Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that the Board of Immigration Appeals has launched a one-year pilot program to solicit amicus briefs from interested parties. The Board will post... Read More

News Excerpts From the May 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 May 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

EB-4 Visa Limit Reached for Special Immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras A final action date of January 1, 2010 has been set for special immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and is reflected in the State Department’s... Read More

News Excerpts From the June 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 1 Jun 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Supreme Court Decides Luna Torres v. Lynch | On May 19, The Supreme Court decided Torres v. Lynch , 578 U.S. ___ (2016). Justice Kagan delivered the opinion, joined by Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, and Alito, and Chief Justice Roberts. Justice Sotomayor... Read More