Immigration Law

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CA10 on CIMT, 212(h) Waiver - Obregon de Leon v. Lynch
Posted on 24 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Obregon de Leon v. Lynch, Dec. 22, 2015 - "We affirm the Board’s determination that Mr. Obregon is removable because his conviction for possession of stolen vehicles constitutes a crime involving moral turpitude. However, Mr. Obregon is statutorily... Read More

Unpub. BIA GMC, Discretion Victory in OKC VAWA Cancellation Case
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[A]lthough the respondent's ability to leave the abusive relationship and the length of time she has been out of the relationship weigh against a favorable exercise of discretion in this case, we ultimately conclude that this and the other negative... Read More

Unpub. BIA Descamps Victory in Oklahoma
Posted on 11 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The respondent was convicted of domestic abuse - assault and battery under Oklahoma Statute 21, section 644C. which requires assault and battery against certain types of victims. In Steele v. Oklahoma, 778 P.2d 929 (1989), the Oklahoma Criminal... Read More

Concerns Over L-1B Adjudications: Video
Posted on 9 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"To help with potential challenges to L-1 adjudications, AILA president Doug Stump asks that examples be sent to reports@aila.org." - AILA YouTube Quicktake, Oct. 9, 2013 . Read More

Tags: l-1b , aila , video , stump

BIA on Special Rule Cancellation: Matter of M-L-M-A-
Posted on 5 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"(1) Because an application for special rule cancellation of removal under section 240A(b)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1229b(b)(2) (2006), is a continuing one, false testimony given by the respondent more than 3 years... Read More

AILA: CBP Finally Taking Steps in Right Direction
Posted on 31 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Friday, May 30, 2014 - Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14053050 (posted May. 30, 2014)" CONTACTS: George Tzamaras or Belle Woods 202-507-7649 - 202-507-7675 gtzamaras... Read More

Tags: perf , cbp , use of force , aila , stump

'Serious Flaw' in H-1B Visa Process: AILA President
Posted on 7 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Doug Stump, President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), commented on today's announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that on the first day it can count petitions, USCIS has received more than... Read More

Tags: H-1B , aila , stump

Kids in Oklahoma Qualify for DACA
Posted on 5 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Doug Stump, Tepe's lawyer, said that after Obama's announcement he quickly sent Angel and Gabriela's information to immigration officials in Washington, and was informed just two days before the Tepes were required to leave that their... Read More

Tags: daca , Oklahoma , stump

Violent Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric: β€œIt Will Kill You – Warning.”
Posted on 20 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Border protection and immigration reform are hot-button issues, and I’m sure we’ll hear much more from the campaign trial. But there’s a difference between policies (and politicians) that treat immigrants as problems and... Read More

Tags: rhetoric , cain , fence , stump

Congress Considers Bills Targeting Notarios, Other Immigration Scammers
Posted on 9 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Congress might address the issue as part of proposed immigration reforms that could expand protections against con-artists offering help to those seeking citizenship. “This is a foreseeable problem,” said Rep. Bill Foster, D-Illinois... Read More

From Indifference to Involvement; from Ambivalence to Passion
Posted on 5 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Need some inspiration? Doug Stump 's installation speech [ AILA President 2013-14 ] starting at min. 16:00 will pump you up! Read More

Senate Immigration Bill is Transparent
Posted on 7 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Listen carefully. That ‘click’ ‘click’ ‘click’ sound you hear isn’t your clock. Around the country, and potentially around the world, immigration advocates and restrictionists alike are hitting the “refresh”... Read More