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Matter of A-C-A-A-, 28 I&N Dec. 84 (A.G. 2020)
Posted on 25 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of A-C-A-A-, 28 I&N Dec. 84 (A.G. 2020) (1) In conducting its review of an alien’s asylum claim, the Board of Immigration Appeals (“Board”) must examine de novo whether the facts found by the immigration judge satisfy all... Read More

Unpub. BIA Asylum Remand: Social Group; Nexus; Mexico
Posted on 26 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of X-, Apr. 18, 2016, unpub . - "[A]nalysis is also required as to the issues of particular social group cognizability and nexus. The proposed social group in this case is "working class, single women in Michoacan." ... we conclude... Read More

CA5 on Asylum, Nepal, Nexus: Sharma v. Holder
Posted on 31 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Nepalese citizen Khagendra Sharma petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denial of his application for asylum and withholding of removal under 8 U.S.C. § 1252(b) and the Convention Against Torture (CAT), arguing that... Read More

CA4 on Asylum, Nexus, Honduras: Cantillano Cruz v. Sessions
Posted on 13 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cantilloano Cruz v. Sessions, Mar. 13, 2017 - "Luz Marina Cantillano Cruz (Cantillano Cruz), a citizen of Honduras, petitions for review of a final order of removal entered by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).1 The BIA affirmed an immigration... Read More

Tags: nexus , Honduras , asylum

Residency Rule Relaxed for Canadian NEXUS Applicants
Posted on 12 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The United States and Canada are continuing to deliver on key commitments under the Beyond the Border Action Plan for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. Announced today and effective immediately, the Canada Border Services Agency lifted... Read More

Tags: Canada , cbp , Residency , nexus

CA4 on Honduras, MS-13, Nexus - Salgado-Sosa v. Sessions
Posted on 19 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Salgado-Sosa v. Sessions, Feb. 13, 2018 - "Reynaldo Salgado-Sosa, a native and citizen of Honduras, seeks asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. If he is returned to Honduras, he fears, he will face persecution... Read More

Excerpts from the June 1, 2012, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin: ELIS Launches
Posted on 23 May 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

ELIS Launch On Tuesday, May 22, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched the initial release of its new electronic immigration system, USCIS ELIS. ELIS is the agency’s first-ever online immigration system created to modernize... Read More