Immigration Law

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DHS Announces Commitment to Enhance Protections for Stateless Individuals in the United States
Posted on 15 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Dec. 15, 2021 "The Department of Homeland Security announced its commitment to adopt a definition of statelessness for immigration purposes and enhance protections for stateless individuals living in the United States. Through the adoption... Read More

CA2 on Statelessness, Motions to Reopen: Jourbina v. Holder (Unpub.)
Posted on 30 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

C. Mario Russell writes: "I am delighted to report that a stateless family’s petition for review to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals was granted and the decision of the BIA denying a motion to reopen vacated. Jourbina v. Holder 11-1540... Read More

CA2 on Evidence: Urgen v. Holder
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Petitioner contends that his testimony and evidence were sufficient to establish that he is a stateless Tibetan born in Nepal. Because the Board of Immigration Appeals erroneously required Petitioner to prove his nationality through documentary... Read More

Stateless Soviet Suffers in Samoan Sweatbox
Posted on 3 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Mikhail Sebastian’s trip to American Samoa redefines the term nightmare vacation. Instead of a five-day holiday to the lush, tropical US territory in the South Pacific, the 39-year-old has spent more than nine brutal months there caught in... Read More