Immigration Law

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Supreme Court in Judulang Axes Comparable-Grounds Condition for 212(c) Relief
Posted on 28 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the comparable-grounds approach to determining whether a noncitizen convicted of a crime and facing deportation or removal can obtain relief under former Immigration and Nationality Act § 212(c). What... Read More

News Excerpts From the April 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 23 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

H-2B Interim Final Rule Expected in April | On March 4, 2015, the federal district court in the Northern District of Florida vacated the Department of Labor's (DOL) 2008 H-2B regulations on the ground that the DOL lacks authority under the INA... Read More

Kerry v. Din: The Supreme Court's ‘Other Marriage Decision’ Preserves Status Quo in Visa Denials, Leaves Tangled Trail for Lower Courts To Follow
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By Andrew Haile | On June 25, 2015, Five members of the U.S. Supreme Court in Kerry v. Din agreed on one thing: U.S. citizen Fauzia Din had no right to understand why her husband's immigrant visa had been denied [ enhanced opinion available to... Read More

Immigration Law: Supreme Court in Judulang Axes Comparable-Grounds Condition for §212(c) Relief
Posted on 5 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the comparable-grounds approach to determining whether a noncitizen convicted of a crime and facing deportation or removal can obtain relief under former Immigration and Nationality Act § 212(c). What... Read More

News Excerpts From the Feb. 15, 2012, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 9 Feb 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Arizona Must Issue Drivers’ Licenses to DACA Recipients | On January 22, 2015, District Judge David G. Campbell permanently enjoined Arizona from refusing to issue drivers’ licenses to beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood... Read More

Split U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Alien Employment Law
Posted on 26 May 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An Arizona statute that imposes sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized aliens is not preempted by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled May 26 ( Chamber of Commerce... Read More

Kawashima v. Holder: What Is an 'Aggravated Felony' for Immigration Purposes?
Posted on 18 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

This is a case involving tax, criminal and immigration law. In Kawashima v. Holder , the U.S. Supreme Court can clear up some of the confusion about just what crimes are aggravated felonies. The crimes in the case were filing, and aiding and abetting... 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

High Court Splits 5-4 on Part of Child Status Protection Act
Posted on 10 Jun 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio, 2014 U.S. LEXIS 3991 (June 9, 2014) : The BIA’s textually reasonable construction of the Child Status Protection Act’s ambiguous language was entitled to deference, meaning that an aged-out “child”... Read More

News Excerpts From The Dec. 15, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More