Immigration Law

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From the Bookshelf
Posted on 31 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anchor Babies and the Challenge of Birthright Citizenship by LEO R. CHAVEZ "Birthright citizenship has a deep and contentious history in the United States, one often hard to square in a country that prides itself on being "a nation of... Read More

15 Years After Deportation, Marine Wins Right to Come Back to U.S.
Posted on 21 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Dec. 18, 2017 - "A Marine Corps veteran who has been living in Mexico for 15 years will return to California this week, in what may be the first time a veteran deported for a criminal conviction has been allowed back... Read More

CA5 on Chevron, Adjustment, Admission and Proper NTA Charging: Marques v. Lynch
Posted on 24 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Marques v. Lynch, Aug. 19, 2016 - "We are urged to press on beyond the seemingly clear language of the statute into the ambiguity created by the overall operation of the INA. The possibility of venturing beyond the confines of Sections 1227(a)(1... Read More

Unpub. BIA Non-LPR Cancellation Victory: Matter of Andrade
Posted on 24 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicolas Chavez writes: "I have attached a BIA decision that we received last month. Our client recently gave us written permission to publish it in its entirety. This is a non-LPR cancellation case. We challenged the IJ's decision on several... Read More

Georgia Driver License Victory: Chavez v. Milkell
Posted on 29 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chavez v. Milkell, Apr. 19, 2016 - "Because the USCIS SAVE Verification Report indicates "( c)( 1 0)" classification for the Petitioner which means he has a pending application for adjustment of status to that of lawful permanent resident... Read More

Unpub. BIA Marriage Fraud Victory: Matter of Kagau
Posted on 20 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While the Notice Of Intent to Deny ("NOID") the previous visa petition questioned the validity of the underlying marriage and referenced the fraud provision under section 204(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.c. § 1154... Read More

Once Undocumented Himself, Business Owner Now Criticized for Checking His Employees' Papers
Posted on 7 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"His rags-to-riches immigrant journey and good business sense crowned Juvenal Chavez the king of Latino supermarkets in the Bay Area, but now the CEO is fighting a harsh attack on the reputation of his 21-store Mi Pueblo Foods grocery chain. Mi Pueblo... Read More

Ending Birthright Citizenship Would Be Costly for Americans
Posted on 11 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Repealing birthright citizenship would be the equivalent of “a tax on every child born in America,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. He was commenting on a recent National Foundation for American Policy... Read More