Immigration Law

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Attorney General Holder Vacates Matter of Silva-Trevino
Posted on 14 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On November 7, 2008, Attorney General Mukasey issued an opinion in this matter vacating the August 8, 2006, decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals and remanding respondent's case for further proceedings in accordance with his opinion.... Read More

Holder: Lawyers for Refugee Kids a 'Moral Obligation'
Posted on 14 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Attorney General Eric Holder is arguing publicly in favor of legal representation for migrant children arriving unaccompanied at the border — even as his department takes the opposite position in court. Holder said Friday in a speech to the... Read More

DOJ Loses Border Turf Battle to DHS Over Profiling
Posted on 11 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder expressed disappointment Monday that the U.S. border is exempt from his new racial profiling ban, after the Department of Homeland Security rejected his plan as too risky. ... In a conference call with law enforcement... Read More

Defensive Standards Hinder FOIA Openness
Posted on 2 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When the Obama administration came to office in January 2009, it promised openness and transparency in government. On his first full day in office, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum concerning his administration’s beliefs on... Read More

AILA Weighs In On Detention Cases
Posted on 8 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In a letter to Attorney General Holder and two BIA amicus briefs, AILA makes the case: "Dear Mr. Attorney General: Currently pending before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) are cases raising fundamental interpretative questions about the... Read More

Major FOIA Victory: Hajro & Mayock v. USCIS
Posted on 13 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiffs argue that the unlawful withholding of information underlying USCIS’s denial of Hajro’s naturalization application violated his fundamental due process rights to a fair hearing. Specifically, Plaintiffs contend that Hajro... Read More

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3 Former DHS Secretaries Urge Speed on DACA Legislation
Posted on 3 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jan. 3, 2018 - "We write to you today as Congress considers legislation to allow certain young immigrants, known as Dreamers, who came to the country as children, to be able to continue to live, work and contribute to our country. We write not only... Read More

REINTERPRETING THE AUTOMATIC CONVERSION PROVISION OF THE CSPA TO HELP DREAM KIDS
Posted on 1 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It would make sense if the Administration withdrew its opposition to a broader interpretation of §203(h)(3) and followed Khaled v. Holder across the country." Cyrus D. Mehta on Sept. 16, 2011. Read More

Settlement Agreement in Perez-Olano, et al. v. Holder, et al
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

Special Immigrant Juvenile Motions to Reopen before USCIS: "Certain persons who applied for Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification on or after May 13, 2005 and whose petitions were denied or revoked may be eligible to file a motion to... Read More