Immigration Law

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Vartelas, 'Piepowder Courts,' and Predictability
Posted on 17 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The refusal to sanction IIRIRA retroactivity in Vartelas v. Holder provides the kind of predictability that LPRs need and deserve before they leave the USA and seek to return. This, after all, is why retroactivity is disfavored .This is precisely... Read More

Fleuti Lives! The Restoration of a Constitutional Decision
Posted on 9 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Even though the Vartelas Court did not have to decide if Fleuti still lived, it reminds us that, despite the failure of the BIA to realize it in Collado-Munoz , Fleuti is at heart a constitutional decision. Vartelas belongs in this same line of cases... Read More