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    NLG-NIP to honor Hiroshi Motomura

    "Join Us at a Benefit Reception to Honor Hiroshi Motomura, Friday, June 27, 2008, 6:00-7:30 p.m., AILA Annual Conference, Pan Pacific Hotel, Oceanview Suites 2-4, Vancouver, B.C., Canada." http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/Events...

    Ninth Circuit on CIMT, Agg. Fel.

    "After examining the elements of § 47.6(a), as set forth in the statute and as construed by California courts, we conclude that there is a ?realistic probability, not a theoretical possibility,? that a misdemeanor conviction under § 647.6(a) can...

    Habeas victory in Nevada

    "With respect to its facts, this case is essentially the same as Dearinger. As in Dearinger, petitioner received plainly ineffective assistance of counsel, resulting in forfeiture of his right to appeal the removal order. The Court will deny respondents'...

    Seventh Circuit on categorical approach, use of PSR

    "Given § 1229a(c)(3)(B), which none of our prior opinions mentions, and Babaisakov, which is new, we now conclude that when deciding how to classify convictions under criteria that go beyond the criminal charge - such as the amount of the victim's...

    USCIS Extends Validity Period of EAD for Refugees

    "In an effort to provide better customer service to refugees, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it would extend the validity of initial work authorization documents for refugees to two years after arrival in...

    Ninth Circuit on REAL ID, jurisdiction

    "This case further demonstrates that ?[t]he maze of immigration statutes and amendments is notoriously complicated and ... [t]he recent amendments under the REAL ID Act do not make our task any easier.? Singh, 499 F.3d at 980. The district court...

    Suburban Sweatshops: The Fight for Immigrant Rights

    Jennifer Gordon, Harvard University Press, 2005: "Gordon neither ignores the obstacles faced by such grassroots organizations nor underestimates their very real potential for fundamental change. This revelatory work challenges widely held beliefs...

    Guilty plea vacated; court forgot "immigration warning"

    FREDDY QUEZADA, STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, P.M. No. 07-2802 (Related Case P2 01-1164A), SUPERIOR COURT OF RHODE ISLAND, PROVIDENCE, 2007 R.I. Super. LEXIS 136, October 2, 2007, Filed. Quezada 10-2-07.pdf

    Detention Center Documentation Collection

    "Since 1994 there has been a 400 percent increase in the number of immigrants detained by the U.S. government. However, very little information regarding the conditions of detention is available. The National Immigrant Justice Center is seeking to...

    Ideological Exclusion

    ACLU website featuring exclusion stories of prominent writers and activists. http://www.aclu.org/safefree/exclusion/passports/

    DOS Warning on Guatemala Adoptions

    September 2007: WARNING: "The U.S. Department of State urges American citizens not to commence an adoption process from Guatemala at this time. Fundamental changes in Guatemalan and U.S. adoption law will take effect over the next six months. These...

    TRANSNATIONAL LABOR CITIZENSHIP

    "On the parched plaza outside the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico, hundreds of men and women lean against tree trunks or press their backs into the consulate wall, seeking any sliver of shade. They wait to be fingerprinted, interviewed, and...

    AILF LAC Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter

    September 17, 2007: "This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers litigation challenging USCIS's fee increase, developments in the social security no-match letter case, the reversal of a Fifth Circuit decision on natz delay...

    Widow Penalty Class Action Complaint

    Hootkins v. Chertoff, C.D. Cal., W. Div., filed Aug. 30, 2007. http://entrylaw.com/images/Widow_Penalty_Class_Action_Complaint.pdf.pdf

    BIA Seeks Four New Members

    The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking individuals to serve as Members of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA, or Board). SALARY RANGE: 154,600.00 - 154,600.00 USD per year; OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, September...

    Natz. delay lawsuit: Bavi v. Mukasey

    Filed Dec. 4, 2007, C.D. Cal, No. SACV07-1394. Bavi Complaint 12-4-07.pdf

    Fees granted in Jama case

    "Plaintiffs' motion for an order awarding them attorneys' fees and expenses will be granted in the total amount of $ 137,808.04." Jama v. Esmor, D.N.J., Nov. 20, 2007. Jama fees 11-20-07.pdf

    DOS cable: ACCESSING NIV PETITION INFORMATION VIA THE CCD

    "Consular posts are now able to access the details of approved nonimmigrant visa petitions through the CCD in a new report called "PIMS" (Petition Information Management Service). The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) has ceased e-mailing...

    Ninth Circuit on Aggravated Felony

    "We hold Rebilas? conviction for attempted public sexual indecency to a minor under ARS §§ 13-1001, 13-1403(B) does not constitute an attempt to commit the sexual abuse of a minor under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a) (43)(A) and (U), under either the categorical...

    I-551 Replacement: Proposed Rule

    Federal Register, Aug. 22, 2007: "Currently, there are numerous lawful permanent residents who possess cards without expiration dates. USCIS intends to terminate the validity of such Forms I?551. This rule proposes to establish a 120-day period for...

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    Should you need to unsubscribe (temporarily, I hope!) from the free email updates to Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily Edition, there is an "unsubscribe" link in the lower right-hand corner of each email.

    AILA on WHTI

    "Alarmingly absent from the WHTI proposal are procedures to manage innocent human and technical error, on the parts of both the traveling public and the government. We urge DHS to consider whether requiring the WHTI-compliant documentation described...

    Facts About Federal Preemption

    "How to analyze whether state and local initiatives are an unlawful attempt to enforce federal immigration law or regulate immigration." NILC, June 28, 2007. http://nilc.org/immlawpolicy/LocalLaw/federalpreemptionfacts_2007-06-28.pdf

    USCIS UPDATES GUATEMALA ADOPTION PROCESSING TIMES

    "The USCIS office in Guatemala will now take up to 60 days to review initial documents and up to four business days to review final adoption documents in support of an orphan petition." USCIS Update, May 17, 2007. http://www.uscis.gov/files...

    BIA on vacated conviction

    Conviction vacated under N.Y. Penal Code Sec. 155.25 because guilty plea not "voluntary, knowing, and intelligent." Remanded. Matter of Avdel, A28-191-649 - Buffalo, May 8, 2007, unpublished. Hats off to Bob Kolken. Avdel BIAu 5-8-07.pdf