Immigration Law

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CLINIC Practice Advisory: Matter of L-A-B-R-, 27 I&N Dec. 405 (A.G. 2018)
Posted on 12 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Dec. 6, 2018 - "This practice advisory provides practitioners guidance on Matter of L-A-B-R-, a decision issued on August 16, 2018. In L-A-B-R- , former Attorney General Jeff Session addressed the factors that an IJ must consider when a respondent... Read More

Pereira v. Sessions Practice Advisory: Challenging the Validity of Notices to Appear Lacking Time-and-Place Information
Posted on 10 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

National Immigration Project, National Lawyers Guild, July 2018 - "This practice advisory provides information on how to use Pereira v. Sessions to overcome the “stop-time” rule and more broadly, to challenge Immigration Court Jurisdiction... Read More

Pereira v. Sessions Practice Advisory: Challenging the Validity of Notices to Appear Lacking Time-and-Place Information
Posted on 10 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

National Immigration Project, National Lawyers Guild, July 2018 - "This practice advisory provides information on how to use Pereira v. Sessions to overcome the “stop-time” rule and more broadly, to challenge Immigration Court Jurisdiction... Read More

Bond-Related Issues for DACA Recipients - CLINIC Practice Advisory (Mar. 26, 2018)
Posted on 26 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Mar. 26, 2018 - "The aim of this practice advisory is to provide practitioners with a resource for representing former DACA recipients in INA § 236(a) immigration bond proceedings." Copyright 2018, The Catholic Legal Immigration... Read More

Vartelas Practice Advisory
Posted on 5 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" This Practice Advisory describes the Supreme Court's decision in Vartelas v. Holder, holding that the Fleuti doctrine still applies to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) with pre-IIRIRA convictions. This means that LPRs with convictions... Read More

NIPNLG Practice Advisory: Remedies to DHS Enforcement at Courthouses and Other Protected Locations
Posted on 13 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, Apr. 12, 2017 - "Few are aware that Congress provided statutory remedies in 8 U.S.C. § 1229(e) that may enable an individual who the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) arrests at certain protected locations to terminate removal proceedings... Read More

Practice Advisory: Working with Child Clients and Their Family Members in Light of the Trump Administration’s Focus on “Smugglers”
Posted on 9 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Public Counsel and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., July 2017 - "Both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice recently issued memoranda prioritizing the targeting of parents and family members who helped facilitate... Read More

Practice Advisory: Oliva-Ramos v. Attorney General (Third Circuit suppression case)
Posted on 1 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Please find attached a practice advisory on the Third Circuit’s groundbreaking decision in Oliva-Ramos v. Attorney General. The mandate in the case just issued this week. In Oliva-Ramos, the Third Circuit held that evidence obtained through... Read More

NIJC Practice Advisory: The U Visa Inadmissibility Waiver After L.D.G. v. Holder
Posted on 9 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC, Jan. 2016 - "Until recently, U visa applicants in removal proceedings who were subject to one or more grounds of inadmissibility relied on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) alone to determine whether those inadmissibility grounds... Read More

AIC LAC Deferred Action Practice Advisory
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This Practice Advisory provides an overview of DHS's June 15, 2012 announcement that it will grant deferred action for certain young people who came to the United States as children. It provides preliminary analysis and suggestions for... Read More

NIPNLG Practice Advisory: DHS Implementation Memoranda and Factsheets (Mar. 7, 2017)
Posted on 22 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, Feb. 7, 2017 - "On February 20, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued two memoranda with the purpose of implementing the President’s Executive Orders from January 25, 2016, titled Implementing the President’s... Read More

A Practice Advisory on Strategies to Combat Government Efforts to Terminate Unaccompanied Children Determinations
Posted on 21 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC Legal, May 2017 - "What is the definition of an unaccompanied child (“UC”) under federal immigration law and what protections are afforded to such children? This practice advisory is intended to educate advocates on important UC... Read More

Dent v. Holder and Strategies for Obtaining Documents During Removal Proceedings
Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This Practice Advisory discusses Dent v. Holder , requiring the government to turn over copies of documents in an A-file where removability is contested, and offers strategies for making document requests pursuant to the INA and due process... Read More

Seeking a Judicial Stay of Removal: Practice Advisory
Posted on 29 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[ Here is a] link to our latest practice advisory, entitled: “Seeking a Judicial Stay of Removal in the Court of Appeals: Standard, Implications of ICE’s Return Policy and the OSG’s Misrepresentation to the Supreme Court... Read More

DACA Practice Advisory: American Immigration Council
Posted on 9 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This edition of this practice advisory includes information about the DACA Renewal process, as well as general information about deferred action, Initial DACA requests, and ancillary issues." - AIC, Aug. 27, 2014 . [Copyright (c) 2014 American... Read More