Immigration Law

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Prerna Lal Reports from the Supreme Court on Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio
Posted on 11 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A major storm was supposed to take over the District of Columbia today. While the federal and District government closed down in anticipation of bad weather, I trudged along to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Mayorkas v. de Osorio... Read More

Oral Argument Recapitulation: Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio
Posted on 12 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[T]he Court heard oral arguments in Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio , a case raising a technical issue of statutory construction of the complex U.S. immigration laws. The specific question presented by the case is whether a provision of the Immigration... Read More

Current and Former Members of Congress to Supremes: The CSPA Means What We Said!
Posted on 25 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Amici curiae are a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress who were serving in 2002, when the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) was passed. The Members care deeply about the preservation of family unity among immigrant families and the fairness... Read More

Supreme Court Brief in Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio (CSPA)
Posted on 28 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Respondents are law-abiding noncitizens who sought, through their U.S. citizen relatives, to immigrate to this country with their minor children, as the law permits. They waited patiently for years, in some cases decades, for visas to become available... Read More

Supreme Court Grants Cert. in CSPA Case: Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio
Posted on 24 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The order list granting ten cases for nine arguments, including on the issues of recess appointments and abortion protests, is here. Issue: (1) Whether Section 1153(h)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act– which provides rules for determining... Read More