Reflections on Watson v. Holder: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

Reflections on Watson v. Holder: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

Reflections on Watson v. Holder: The Dog That Didn’t Bark, By Laura Murray-Tjan, October 22, 2012: "The Second Circuit’s 2011 remand in Watson v. Holder, now pending before the Board of Immigration Appeals (the “Board”) for more than a year, raises issues of profound significance surrounding the definition of legitimation for purposes of deriving citizenship."

Copyright 2012, Laura Murray-Tjan; reprinted with permission; to be published in a forthcoming issue of Bender's Immigration Bulletin.

Laura Murray-Tjan has taught as a visiting clinical professor at Boston College Law School since 2009, where she teaches the immigration clinic and the advanced immigration law seminar.  She previously worked at the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project in Boston representing immigration detainees and as an immigration law advisor for the Massachusetts Public Defender.  Murray-Tjan graduated from the Yale Law School in 1999 and served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1999-2000 term).  Murray-Tjan has published articles and practice advisories on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions; refugee jurisprudence; naturalization and citizenship; and international arbitration.