Immigration Law

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CA1 on Evidence: Aguilar-Escoto v. Sessions
Posted on 28 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aguilar-Escoto v. Sessions, Oct. 27, 2017 - "Petitioner Irma Aguilar-Escoto, a native and citizen of Honduras, asks us to vacate a Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA" or "Board") order rejecting her claim for withholding of removal... Read More

Matter of Estrada, ID 3790
Posted on 8 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A spouse or child accompanying or following to join a principal grandfathered alien cannot qualify as a derivative grandfathered alien for purposes of section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1255(i) (2006), by virtue of... Read More

CA1 on Ineffective Assistance, Exceptional Circumstances: Murillo-Robles v. Lynch
Posted on 11 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Murillo-Robles v. Lynch, Oct. 11, 2016 - "Although the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has broad discretion in the disposition of motions to reopen, broad discretion is not the same as unfettered discretion. This case, which arises out of an in... Read More

BIA on Circumstance-Specific Approach, Sentencing: Matter of H. Estrada, 26 I&N Dec. 749 (BIA 2016)
Posted on 27 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of H. Estrada, 26 I&N Dec. 749 (BIA 2016) - "Considering the totality of the evidence, we agree with the Immigration Judge that the DHS has established the domestic nature of the respondent’s offense by clear and convincing evidence... Read More