Immigration Law

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The Supreme Court Immigration Case You Never Heard Of: Mathis v. U.S.
Posted on 26 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Apr. 26, 2016 - Oral argument was heard today in Mathis v. U.S. The transcript is here . Links to all the briefs here . Argument preview here . Nutshell : " On Tuesday, April 26, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Mathis... Read More

CA4 on Divisibility: Omargharib v. Holder
Posted on 24 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this appeal, we consider whether Sayed Gad Omargharib’s conviction under Virginia’s grand larceny statute, Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-95, constitutes an “aggravated felony” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA... Read More

Unpub. BIA Agg. Fel. Theft Victory: Matter of Stewart
Posted on 24 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) terminated proceedings upon finding that Md. Crim. Law, Code Ann. 7-104 is categorically not an aggravated felony "theft offense" because it encompasses fraudulent takings... Read More

Attorney General Lifts Stay on Chairez, Sama
Posted on 8 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Chairez-Castrejon, Matter of Sama, 26 I&N Dec. 796 (A.G. 2016) - "By Attorney General Order No. 3583-2015 (Oct. 30, 2015), I directed the Board of Immigration Appeals (“Board”), pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 1003.1(h)(1)(i... Read More

DHS: Arizona Solicitation Statute Not Divisible, Not a CIMT
Posted on 27 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Laura Murray-Tjan writes: "I appealed pretermission of a non-LPR cancellation of removal claim to the Ninth Circuit, arguing that (1) the client's Arizona solicitation conviction can't be a CIMT ground of inadmissibility, as the agency had... Read More

CA9 on CIMT, Perjury, Divisibility: Rosales Rivera v. Lynch
Posted on 10 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rosales Rivera v. Lynch, Mar. 10, 2016 - Court Staff Summary: "The panel granted Milton Rosales Rivera’s petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ denial of cancellation of removal based on its finding that his conviction... Read More