Immigration Law

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Unpub. CA6 Claim Preclusion Victory: Jasso Arangure v. Garland
Posted on 28 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jasso Arangure v. Garland "Ramon Jasso Arangure lived in the United States as a lawful permanent resident. After he pled guilty to first-degree home invasion, the Department of Homeland Security initiated removal. But the removal didn’t go... Read More

CA5 on Res Judicata, CIMT, Admission: Diaz Esparza II
Posted on 18 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Diaz Esparza II "Santiago Alejandro Diaz Esparza seeks review of a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision finding him subject to removal under 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(A)(ii), which permits the deportation of aliens who commit two crimes... Read More

Jeffrey S. Chase - 6th Cir. Reverses BIA on Res Judicata
Posted on 1 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Dec. 31, 2018 - "In the final days of 2017, the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a precedent decision in Matter of Jasso Arangure .1 The respondent in that case, a longtime permanent resident, had been convicted of first-degree... Read More

CA6 Vacates, Remands Jasso Arangure
Posted on 19 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jasso Arangure v. Whitaker - "Courts have always had an “emphatic[]” duty “to say what the law is.” Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137, 177 (1803). But all too often, courts abdicate this duty by rushing to find statutes... Read More

BIA on Res Judicata, Burglary: Matter of Jasso Arangure, 27 I&N Dec. 178 (BIA 2017)
Posted on 29 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Jasso Arangure, 27 I&N Dec. 178 (BIA 2017) - (1) The Department of Homeland Security is not precluded by res judicata from initiating a separate proceeding to remove an alien as one convicted of an aggravated felony burglary offense under... Read More

Unpub. BIA Res Judicata Victory: Gaytan-Castro
Posted on 28 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We agree with the Immigration Judge that the present removal proceedings are barred under the doctrine of res judicata even if the respondent was erroneously granted adjustment of status in the prior proceedings. ... Although the instant proceedings... Read More