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The Ties That Bind: Can Family Unity Co-Exist With LPR Status?

" The main lesson learned from Lateef v. Holder is that waiting outside the US with your loved ones, until they can immigrate to the US, can result in abandonment of your green card. Due to the tremendous backlogs in the family-based immigration system, it can take years before an LPR can sponsor...

CA6 on Degree, Burden of Proof: Ward v. Holder

Maris J. Liss writes: "We had a nice win in the 6th Circuit today, Ward v. Holder . 1. The Court held that "clear, unequivocal, and convincing" is a very high standard and close to the standard in criminal proceedings. The government must meet this standard to prove an LPR abandoned...

The Immigration-Abandonment Ploy - Fallout from a Fiddling Congress and Bickering Allies

"[A]s the House fiddles and change-agents fuss, the "Great Chopper" that is America's immigration bureaucracy continues to disaggregate lives, businesses and dreams, turning them into mourning mush. No, I'm not talking about the immigration-prison/deportation industrial complex...

Free the Children: Don't Automatically Impute LPR Abandonment to Minors

"It is no longer fair to reflexively impute the abandonment of a parent’s LPR status onto a child, especially in situations where the child has expressed an intent contrary to the parent." - Cyrus D. Mehta, Dec. 1, 2013 .