Immigration Law

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Cyrus Mehta: Advancing a 'Social Group Plus' Claim After Matter of A-B-
Posted on 12 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 9, 2019 "In Matter of A-B – , 27 I&N Dec. 227 (A.G. 2018), former Attorney General Jeff Sessions overruled a prior Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) precedent, Matter of A-R-C-G-, 26 I&N Dec. 388 (BIA 2014), which... Read More

Acting AG Whitaker Takes Aim at Asylum Seekers Fleeing Family-Based Persecution - Sophia Genovese
Posted on 11 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sophia Genovese, Dec. 10, 2018 - "Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has followed in his predecessor’s footsteps by referring yet another immigration case to himself, Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 494 (A.G. 2018) . The Acting AG asks... Read More

A Pro Bono Asylum Lawyer Responds to the Latest Attack from A.G. Sessions
Posted on 10 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Expecting Asylum-Seekers to Become US Asylum Law Experts: Reflections on My Trip to the Folkston ICE Processing Center Sophia Genovese, Sept. 10, 2018 - "US asylum law is nuanced, at times contradictory, and ever-changing. As brief background,... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta on Atty. Gen. Sessions, 'Dirty' Immigration Lawyers
Posted on 17 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Oct. 16, 2017 - "Attorney General Sessions who has been hostile towards increased immigration and views the asylum system as a loophole for unauthorized entry into the US said in recent remarks that “over the years, smart attorneys... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta on California's Civil Rights Laws Protecting Immigrants
Posted on 13 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Mar. 12, 2018 - "The Trump administration has ramped up its ire against California by filing a lawsuit against three different California laws that aims to protect immigrants from the harsh effects of federal enforcement. The three... Read More

Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese: Making The Law Up As He Goes - Sessions Refers Another Case to Himself, This Time On Motions For Continuance
Posted on 26 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese, Mar. 26, 2018 - "Attorney General Jeff Sessions has yet again referred an immigration case to himself for review in Matter of L-A-B-R- et al, 27 I&N Dec. 245 (AG 2018) . This time, AG Sessions asks: " An... Read More

Assembly Line Injustice: How the Implementation of Immigration Case Completion Quotas will Eviscerate Due Process - Sophia Genovese
Posted on 9 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sophia Genovese, May 7, 2018 - "The Executive Office for Immigration Review, under the direction of the Department of Justice, announced last year that it had reopened the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the National Association of Immigration... Read More