Immigration Law

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Feds drop appeal involving bond for man jailed more than 3 years on immigration hold
Posted on 22 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News, Sept. 21, 2016 - "U.S. Department of Justice attorneys have dropped the appeal of a Utah federal judge's decision to grant an individualized bond hearing to a Salt Lake man who had been detained in the Utah County... Read More

Mandatory Detention Habeas Victory in Utah: The Chairez-Castrejon Saga Takes a New Turn
Posted on 22 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chairez-Castrejon v. Bible, May 19, 2016 - "Although Mr. Chairez advocates for the use of the Second and Ninth Circuits’ bright-line rule, he argues that under either approach, he is entitled to a bond hearing because his detention has been... Read More

A.G. to Review Divisibility; Chairez-Castrejon and Sama Stayed: 26 I&N Dec. 686 (A.G. 2015)
Posted on 3 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Martin CHAIREZ-Castrejon, Matter of Vera SAMA, 26 I&N Dec. 686 (A.G. 2015) "The Attorney General referred the decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals to herself for review of an issue relating to the application of Descamps... Read More

BIA on Divisibility, Mathis: Matter of Chairez-Castrejon, 27 I&N Dec. 21 (BIA 2017)
Posted on 24 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Chairez-Castrejon, 27 I&N Dec. 21 (BIA 2017) - In determining whether a statute is divisible under Mathis v. United States, 136 S. Ct. 2243 (2016), Immigration Judges may consider or “peek” at an alien’s conviction record... Read More

Practice Advisory: Matter of Chairez-Castrejon
Posted on 22 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On July 24, the Board of Immigration Appeals (“Board” or “BIA”) issued a decision in which it applied last year’s Supreme Court’s decisions in Moncrieffe v. Holder and Descamps v. United States to modify and/or... Read More