Immigration Law

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USCIS Policy Alert: Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship for Children Born Out of Wedlock (Apr. 18, 2018)
Posted on 18 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 18, 2018 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify certain requirements for acquisition of U.S. citizenship for children born outside the United States and out... Read More

CA2 on Derivative Citizenship: Morales-Santana v. Lynch
Posted on 8 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Petitioner Luis Ramon Moralesā€Santana seeks review of a Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) decision denying his motion to reopen his removal proceedings to evaluate his claim of derivative citizenship. Under the statute in effect when... Read More

Sessions v. Morales-Santana: The Problems of Leveling Down - David Isaacson
Posted on 21 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Isaacson, June 21, 2017 - "On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Sessions v. Morales-Santana , holding that the different treatment of unmarried mothers in INA §309(c) , 8 U.S.C. §1409(c) , was unconstitutional... Read More

Transcript of Sup. Ct. Oral Argument: Lynch v. Morales-Santana
Posted on 9 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

No. 15-1191, November 9, 2016 - The above-entitled matter came on for oral argument before the Supreme Court of the United States at 10:01 a.m. Read More

Preview of Supreme Court Oral Argument, Lynch v. Morales-Santana
Posted on 9 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SCOTUSblog - Whether Congress’s decision to impose a different physical-presence requirement on unwed citizen mothers of foreign-born children than on other citizen parents of foreign-born children through 8 U.S.C. 1401 and 1409 (1958) violates... Read More