Immigration Law

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Unpub. BIA Asylum Remand Victory; Iraq, Social Group, Immutability
Posted on 15 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In the instant case, the Immigration Judge found that the respondent's proposed social group lacks an immutable characteristic. However, the past experience of having cooperated or worked with Americans or American entities or organizations... Read More

CA6 on Iraq, Chaldean Christians, Asylum, Misrepresentation: Yousif v. Lynch
Posted on 7 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Because the IJ did not determine whether, at the time that Yousif submitted his application, contemporary conditions in Iraq were so dangerous for Chaldean Christians that Yousif would have been eligible for asylum based solely upon his religion... Read More

DOS, DHS Announce Implementation of Changes to Visa Waiver Program
Posted on 21 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joint DOS / DHS press release, Jan. 21, 2016 - "The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes... Read More

Iraq War Army Veteran Now Immigration Reform Activist
Posted on 14 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Francisco Lema has become an immigration activist — in great part because the Ecuadorian-born Iraq war veteran has family members who are undocumented. “I still have some relatives that live here in New York, that unfortunately don’t... Read More

Tags: veteran , Iraq , pearson , reform , lema , Army

News Excerpts From The Nov. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Government Shutdown: Impact on I-129 H Visa Extensions and AOS | Via e-Mail on October 18, 2013, USCIS alerted stakeholders that if an H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the primary reason for failing to timely file an... Read More

News Excerpts From The Feb. 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

EOIR Releases Plan to Protect Detainees with Mental Disorders | The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) recently released the first phase of a nationwide plan to provide heightened protections for unrepresented detainees with mental disorders... Read More