Immigration Law

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Unpub. BIA GMC, Discretion Victory in OKC VAWA Cancellation Case
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[A]lthough the respondent's ability to leave the abusive relationship and the length of time she has been out of the relationship weigh against a favorable exercise of discretion in this case, we ultimately conclude that this and the other negative... Read More

Highlights of 'Good Moral Character' (GMC) in Naturalization: Myriam Jaidi
Posted on 7 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" In order to qualify for naturalization, an applicant must demonstrate that she is or was a person of good moral character (GMC) throughout the relevant statutory period and through the time she takes the oath of allegiance. See Immigration and... Read More

CA9 to Revisit 'Habitual Drunkard / GMC' Case En Banc - Ledezma-Cosino v. Lynch
Posted on 14 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ledezma-Cosino v. Lynch, Oct. 12, 2016 - "Upon the vote of a majority of nonrecused active judges, it is ordered that this case be reheard en banc pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 35(a) and Circuit Rule 35-3. The three-judge panel... Read More

CA8 on Past Persecution, GMC: Flores v. Holder
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Reviewing the BIA's opinion, it is unclear why the BIA upheld the IJ's finding that Flores did not suffer past persecution. ... Remand is also necessary because if the BIA is upholding the IJ's apparent adoption of a blanket rule that... Read More