Immigration Law

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CA6 on Asylum, Russia, Corruption: Skripkov v. Barr
Posted on 21 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Skripkov v. Barr "Andrei Skripkov, a citizen of Russia, seeks review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) upholding an Immigration Judge’s (IJ’s) denial of his application for asylum and the withholding of removal... Read More

Ex-Border Patrol Agents Sentenced to 30 Years for Smuggling
Posted on 22 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Two brothers who worked as Border Patrol agents were sentenced to at least 30 years in prison each for smuggling hundreds of immigrants into the United States, crimes that the judge termed a threat to national security. U.S. District Court Judge... Read More

Experts Speculate on Outcome in Chinese Fugitive Case
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As China's most-wanted economic fugitives sits in a New Jersey jail seeking asylum in the United States, legal observers say the US and China may resolve her status through diplomacy. The first hearing for Yang Xiuzhu took place on Tuesday at... Read More

Ousted CBP Internal Affairs Chief Calls Out Corruption, Cover-Ups
Posted on 17 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than two dozen people have died in violent clashes with U.S. Customs and Border Protection since 2010. Despite public outrage over some of the killings, no agent or officer has faced criminal charges – or public reprimand – to date... Read More

Opposition to Corruption as Political Opinion: Yu v. Holder and its Predecessors
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" On September 7, 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a precedential opinion in Ruqiang Yu v. Holder , No. 11-2546-ag , reaffirming that opposition to corruption may under some circumstances qualify as a political opinion upon... Read More

CA2 on Opposition to Corruption in China as Political Opinion: Yu v. Holder
Posted on 7 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Ruqiang Yu petitions for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals that affirmed the Immigration Judge’s decision denying Yu’s application for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture... Read More