Immigration Law

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CA9 on jurisdiction, legitimation, derivative citizenship: Anderson v. Holder
Posted on 12 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This case requires us to apply a 1952 statute to circumstances far removed from those that the enacting Congress imagined. Gary Anderson, born in England to an American serviceman father and an English mother, is a citizen of the United States if... Read More

Interesting Legitimation IJ Decision
Posted on 22 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Laura Murray-Tjan (Boston College Law School) writes: "The clinic took the case on appeal, got it remanded for ineffective assistance of counsel, and the IJ reversed himself to find that the client derived citizenship upon his father’s... Read More

CA5 on Acquired Citizenship, Legitimation: Saldana Iracheta v. Holder (Very Old Egg on BIA's Face)
Posted on 11 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This appeal is a petition for review from the Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS”) reinstatement of a previously-issued order of removal against Sigifredo Saldana Iracheta (“Saldana”). On appeal, Saldana asserts... Read More

Reflections on Watson v. Holder: The Dog That Didn’t Bark
Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Reflections on Watson v. Holder: The Dog That Didn’t Bark , By Laura Murray-Tjan, October 22, 2012: "The Second Circuit’s 2011 remand in Watson v. Holder , now pending before the Board of Immigration Appeals (the “Board”)... Read More