Supreme Court: Padilla Did Not Create New Rule: No Retroactive Application to Cases on Collateral Review
On February 20, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Chaidez v. United States. The majority of the Court held that the decision in Padilla...
U.S.-Russia Adoption Agreement
The Department of State announced on October 16, 2012, that the Agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Regarding Cooperation in Adoption of Children entered into force on November 1...
Immigration Activity in the Supreme Court
On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case involving Arizona's controversial S.B. 1070. The transcript is available on lexis.com at 2012 U.S. Trans. LEXIS 35. The decision is expected...
Federal Judges Required to Provide Immigration Warnings During Plea Stage |
Under changes to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that took effect December 1, federal judges are required to advise defendants of potential immigration consequences...
2014 DV Program Opens
The 2014 Diversity Visa Program registration opened at noon on October 2, 2012, and is scheduled to close at noon on Saturday, November 3, 2012. As in past years, applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration...