Immigration Law

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CA2 on One Year Filing Deadline, PSG: Ordonez Azmen v. Barr
Posted on 13 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ordonez Azmen v. Barr "Mario Ordonez Azmen petitions for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denying his motion to remand and dismissing his appeal of the denial of his asylum and statutory withholding claims under the... Read More

CA7 on Persecution, El Salvador, MS-13 - Arrazabal II
Posted on 9 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arrazabal v. Barr "This matter is before this court for a second time on Francisco Arrazabal’s pending requests for withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”). Arrazabal contends that he... Read More

Honduran Asylum Victory: False Accusation of Gang Membership by DHS, Virginia Police
Posted on 2 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here's a link to a 17-page decision issued March 15, 2016 by Arlington IJ Rodger C. Harris. Hats off to Jay S. Marks ! Read More

ICE Abuse of Stipulated Removal Process Against Alleged Gang Members
Posted on 7 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Another blockbuster blogging / reporting feat of strength by Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, who writes: "Federal agents deployed through a special "Gang Surge Operation" have been arresting and deporting people based solely on unreviewed allegations... Read More

CA4 on Social Group, Former (MS-13) Gang Membership: Martinez v. Holder
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[W]e conclude that the BIA erred as a matter of law in its interpretation of the phrase “particular social group” by holding that former gang membership is not an immutable characteristic of a particular social group for purposes of... Read More