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Pre-1995 Vietnam Deportation Advisory - UPDATED
Posted on 29 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jenny Zhao, Senior Staff Attorney, Immigrant Rights Program, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus - Atlanta, writes: "I'm writing on behalf of Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus and Advancing Justice - Atlanta to share... Read More

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Deported Vietnam Veteran Dies Impoverished in Mexico
Posted on 27 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Hector Barrios died this week. It’s okay if you’ve never heard of him. You have no reason to know who he is. The short version: Hector was a decorated U.S. veteran who died abroad, impoverished and estranged from the country he... Read More

On Mother's Day: Reunited After 18 Years!
Posted on 12 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Chinh Doan and her mother, Tu Tran, were reunited this week in Oklahoma City after 18 years living half a world apart." - NewOK, May 11, 2012 . Read More

Habeas Petition Challenges Trump's Violation of Repatriation Agreement with Vietnam (Trinh v. Homan)
Posted on 3 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, Mar. 1, 2018 - "Hoang Trinh’s family arrived in the United States when he was 4 years old, fleeing postwar communist Vietnam in 1980. Trinh became a legal U.S. resident, married and raised two American children... Read More

Excerpts From the March 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: ICE Creates Public Advocate Position, more
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

ICE Creates Public Advocate Position As part of its ongoing detention reform initiative, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced its first Public Advocate, ICE Senior Advisor Andrew Lorenzen-Strait. Mr. Lorenzen-Strait will serve as the... Read More

USCIS Unable to Resume Processing Adoptions from Vietnam
Posted on 3 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Released Feb. 2, 2011: Intercountry Adoptions Under the Hague Adoption Convention WASHINGTON – "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it cannot approve a Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee... Read More

CA5 on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel: USA v. Batamula
Posted on 3 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Innocent Rutahagara Batamula, a citizen of Tanzania, after entering the United States on a student visa, marrying a United States citizen, and applying for a change in his immigration status, pleaded guilty pursuant to a written plea agreement to... Read More

CA9 on CAT, Vietnam: Nguyen v. Holder
Posted on 17 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Vinh Tan Nguyen (“Nguyen”), a native and citizen of Vietnam, petitions for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) decision dismissing his appeal from an order of removal entered by an Immigration Judge (“IJ”... Read More