Immigration Law

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Expert: What Justice Gorsuch's Vote in Dimaya Means
Posted on 6 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter, March 5, 2019 "James Dimaya thought he was on the verge of deportation last year. Then, President Donald Trump's first Supreme Court nominee saved him. Now Dimaya is in the clear, working as a delivery... Read More

“Vague Laws Invite Arbitrary Power”: Making the Case for Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude Being Void for Vagueness - Sophia Genovese
Posted on 25 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sophia Genovese, July 23, 2018 - "The Supreme Court in Sessions v. Dimaya , 138 S. Ct. 1204 (2018) dramatically held that one aspect of the crime of violence definition contained within of the aggravated felony provision of the Immigration and Nationality... Read More

BREAKING: Supreme Court, 5-4, Says 'Crime of Violence' Definition is Void for Vagueness - Sessions v. Dimaya
Posted on 17 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sessions v. Dimaya - "Three Terms ago, in Johnson v. United States, this Court held that part of a federal law’s definition of “violent felony” was impermissibly vague. See 576 U. S. ___ (2015). The question in this case is whether... Read More

Supreme Court Opinion Analysis: Crime-Based Removal Provision is Unconstitutionally Vague - Prof. Kevin Johnson
Posted on 18 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Kevin Johnson, Apr. 17, 2018 - "In the last few years, the Supreme Court has decided a steady number of criminal-removal cases. In light of the Trump administration’s emphasis on the removal of “criminal aliens,” we will likely... Read More

Experts: Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch Could Be Key Vote on Immigration Cases
Posted on 2 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

UC Davis School of Law Dean Kevin R. Johnson and Cornell Law School Professor of Immigration Law Practice Stephen W. Yale-Loehr share their thoughts on how Justice Neil Gorsuch's views could affect two big immigration cases now pending at the Supreme... Read More

Supreme Court News (Tuesday, January 17, 2017) - Updated
Posted on 17 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Today, January 17, 2017, the SCOTUS hears oral argument in Lynch v. Dimaya , a case with "potentially far-reaching constitutional implications," according to Prof. Kevin Johnson . Here's a link to the transcript . Last Friday, January... Read More

CA9 on Crime of Violence - INA Sec. 101(a)(43)(F) Void for Vagueness: Dimaya v. Lynch
Posted on 19 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Petitioner James Garcia Dimaya seeks review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) determination that a conviction for burglary under California Penal Code Section 459 is categorically a “crime of violence” as defined by 8... Read More

Analysis of Lynch v. Dimaya Oral Argument: Prof. Kevin R. Johnson
Posted on 20 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Kevin R. Johnson, Jan. 18, 2017 - "[On January 17, 2017,] the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lynch v. Dimaya , a criminal-removal case. The court has taken up several of these in recent years, including Esquivel-Quintana v. Lynch , which... Read More