Immigration Law

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Unpub. BIA Cancellation, Agg. Fel., Categorical Approach Victory in Michigan
Posted on 9 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Russell Abrutyn writes: "[Here are] two BIA decisions for a client of ours that may be of interest to your readers. The first decision is the BIA's decision reopening the Respondent's removal proceedings and the second is the BIA's decision... Read More

CA6 on Crime of Violence, Void for Vagueness - Shuti v. Lynch
Posted on 8 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shuti v. Lynch, July 7, 2016 - "In Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015), the Supreme Court held the Armed Career Criminal Act’s residual definition of “violent felony” void for vagueness. 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(B... Read More

Unpub. BIA 212(c) Victory
Posted on 14 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Russell Abrutyn writes: "Here is a case that is all about persistence that I thought might be of interest to your readers. When the case began, the respondent, who had lawfully resided in the U.S. since 1969, appeared ineligible for relief under... Read More

AAO Hardship Waiver Victory; Adjustment Granted by USCIS
Posted on 24 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Russell R. Abrutyn writes: "I thought your readers might be interested in this AAO 212(i) hardship waiver decision. The qualifying relatives were the applicant’s parents but the family member with the most significant hardship was the applicant’s... Read More

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Unpub. BIA Refugee Waiver Victory: Bosnia
Posted on 1 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As noted by the Immigration Judge the respondent's omissions are particularly concerning where, as here, the respondent failed to disclose his VRS service, as the organization, and specifically the Zvornik Infantry Brigade's 4th Infantry... 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