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Unpub. BIA Victory: Mali, FGM, one-year bar

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman writes: " The UH Immigration Clinic has just won an appeal from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) involving an asylum claim which was denied previously by the Immigration Court here in Houston. The claim was filed by a mother of a family of four. She had suffered...

Immigrant helped solve murder - now ICE wants to deport him

"It would have been the perfect crime: On a 1999 fishing trip, two bullies threw a third man into New Jersey’s Sandy Hook Bay, knowing he couldn’t swim. The drowning death of Michael Augulis was ruled an accident, and it stayed that way until a Lebanese immigrant came to cops...

Feds Ask for Stay, File Appeal to 5th Circuit: Texas v. USA

"The U.S. Justice Department on Monday formally requested an emergency stay to put on hold a Texas judge's decision that temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration from taking effect. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen had issued a court order to halt the...

DOJ Files 5th Circuit Brief in Texas v. USA

"This case involves a challenge brought by Texas and other States to enjoin — nationwide — enforcement policies that the Secretary of Homeland Security adopted to manage the government’s limited immigration enforcement resources and prioritize the removal of aliens who threaten...

Cities, Counties Ask Appeals Court To Let Obama Immigration Programs Move Forward

"Leaders from more than 70 cities and counties, some going against their states, joined a legal brief filed Monday asking an appeals court to allow President Barack Obama's deportation relief policies to move forward. "Continuing to delay implementation of the president’s executive...

Law Profs File Fifth Circuit Amicus Brief in Texas v. USA Appeal

"Amici Curiae are 109 immigration law professors, all of whom have substantial expertise and interest in the proper interpretation and enforcement of the immigration laws. Amici have, collectively, more than 1,500 years of experience in immigration law, and many have participated in congressional...

CBP Claims 3-Year-Old Came to U.S. 'To Look for Work'

"Last summer, at a United States Border Patrol station along the U.S.-Mexico border, a parade of Border Patrol agents interviewed Y-F-. Addressing Y-F- directly in Spanish, a government agent told Y-F- that "I am an officer of the United States Department of Homeland Security." He informed...

CA9 on Departure as Waiver of Right to Appeal: Chavez-Garcia v. Sessions

Chavez-Garcia v. Sessions - "We grant ChavezGarcia’s petition for review because his departure from the United States, without more, does not provide clear and convincing evidence of a “considered” and “intelligent” waiver of the right to appeal." [Hats off...