Immigration Law

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Supreme Court Oral Argument Previews: Mellouli v. Holder
Posted on 13 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

REVISIONIST HISTORY: THE GOVERNMENT’S LATEST ATTEMPT TO IGNORE THE CATEGORICAL APPROACH IN MELLOULI V. HOLDER - By Alina Das RETHINKING REMOVABILITY FOR POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (AKA A SOCK) - By Jennifer Lee Koh DRAWING OUTSIDE THE... Read More

The Immigration Law Nerd Channel: Categorical Analysis of Immigration Consequences
Posted on 22 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A 6-minute intro to the strict categorical analysis that determines whether a state (or other) conviction will have federal immigration consequences under United States immigration law. By Maureen A. Sweeney , University of Maryland Carey School of Law... Read More

Unpub. BIA Suppression Victory (Remand) in Baltimore
Posted on 23 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Maureen A. Sweeney writes: "I thought your readers would be interested in our recent unpublished BIA suppression victory , which rejected an IJ's reasoning that DHS was absolved from any legal repercussions of an allegedly illegal arrest... Read More

CA4 on Social Group, Former (MS-13) Gang Membership: Martinez v. Holder
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[W]e conclude that the BIA erred as a matter of law in its interpretation of the phrase “particular social group” by holding that former gang membership is not an immutable characteristic of a particular social group for purposes of... Read More