Immigration Law

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CA7 on Motions to Reopen: Sanchez v. Sessions
Posted on 6 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sanchez v. Sessions - "The Board’s language indicates that it applied the wrong standard in evaluating the prejudice component. As Sanchez rightly puts it, the standard as the Board articulated it is one of probability, when the correct standard... Read More

CA7 on Silva-Trevino: Sanchez v. Holder
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Fredy Arnoldo Sanchez seeks review of a Board of Immigration Appeals decision dismissing his appeal of the immigration judge’s order of removal. The Board determined that Sanchez was ineligible for cancellation of removal because he failed... Read More

CA9 on Egregious 4th Amendment Violation: Sanchez v. Sessions
Posted on 30 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sanchez v. Sessions, Aug. 30, 2017 - "We grant Sanchez’s Petition for Review. We conclude that the Coast Guard officers committed an egregious Fourth Amendment violation and violated an immigration regulation because they seized Sanchez based... Read More

CA5 on Hague Convention, Asylum: Sanchez v. R.G.L.
Posted on 25 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman writes: "This is a new and interesting published decision in which your readers may be interested. The panel came down 2-1. Remand with instructions to consider asylum relating to Hague Convention proceedings - this is an... Read More

Sup. Ct. Cert. Pet. Asks: Who Determines Birth on U.S. Soil? - Sanchez v. Kerry
Posted on 24 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sanchez v. Kerry, No. 15-1395, filed May 12, 2016 - "From the foundation of this country, it has been the States, and not the federal government, who determine which individuals are born within their boundaries. The Constitution does not allow the... Read More

Settlement Reached in Class Action Lawsuit Against Border Patrol
Posted on 26 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"ACLU of Washington and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) announce a settlement agreement in a lawsuit that challenged the Border Patrol’s practice of stopping vehicles and interrogating occupants in the Olympic Peninsula. The... Read More

Did Arizona Lie to the Supreme Court?
Posted on 6 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A week after Supreme Court arguments over Arizona's illegal-immigration law, the arrest, detention and subsequent release of an undocumented woman following a traffic stop added a real-world example to the courtroom debate about how the... Read More