Immigration Law

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Geoffrey Hoffman on Unpub. BIA Victory for Cornell Law Students
Posted on 2 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Geoffrey Hoffman, Feb. 2, 2016 - "The three interlocutory appeals of denials of law student appearances filed on behalf of Cornell Law School ’s clinical programs were successfully granted by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). I would... Read More

Unpub. BIA Asylum Remand Victory; Iraq, Social Group, Immutability
Posted on 15 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In the instant case, the Immigration Judge found that the respondent's proposed social group lacks an immutable characteristic. However, the past experience of having cooperated or worked with Americans or American entities or organizations... Read More

BIA on Social Group, Ghana (Unpub.)
Posted on 21 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[R]espondent claims that he belongs to a particular social group consisting of individuals from Ghana who suffer from severe mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, and are indigent and lack family support. ... We conclude, based on the record... Read More