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Cornell Graduate Students Arrested in Texas Border Airport; Refused to Answer Citizenship Questions

"After refusing to answer a border patrol agent’s question about their citizenship status at a Texas airport near the border between the U.S. and Mexico, Omar Figueredo and Nancy Morales were arrested. Figuerdo was arrested for failing to identify himself, resisting arrest and obstructing...

Visa Delays Separate Family

"Getting into the country was not a problem for Davis and Jessica. As U.S. citizens, they can come and go as they please. They arrived Aug. 5, Davis said. But they had to leave Aminata, 22, behind. Davis said the couple tried to get Aminata a temporary visa, but were denied twice because she couldn't...

Cornell Immigration Clinic Wins Interesting CAT Case

"From 2007 to 2010, Naskovets was an identity thief — the voice on the phone that explained questionable purchases to banks and gave final approval for fraudulent wire transfers. He didn’t convince every agent; about a third of the time, the scam didn’t work, he says. Hang up,...

Unpub. BIA Asylum Victory Extends Matter of A-R-C-G-

Stephen W. Yale-Loehr , Professor of Immigration Law Practice, Cornell Law School, writes: "[ Linked here ] is a redacted version of a recent [18 Dec 2015] BIA asylum victory that my colleague Sital Kalantry and two Cornell law students litigated. The case involves a woman from El Salvador who was...

Geoffrey Hoffman on Unpub. BIA Victory for Cornell Law Students

Geoffrey Hoffman, Feb. 2, 2016 - "The three interlocutory appeals of denials of law student appearances filed on behalf of Cornell Law School ’s clinical programs were successfully granted by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). I would like to take a moment to pause and reflect on this...

Cornell Asylum Clinic Wins BIA Remand for Somali (unpub., May 25, 2016)

Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice, Cornell Law School , and Co-Author, Immigration Law & Procedure Treatise , writes: "My colleague Estelle McKee and two students (Jamie Long and Melvin Wu) just won a remand from the BIA in an appeal by a Somali (Mr. D-) who had suffered...

Unpublished BIA Victory in Religious Persecution Case - Benin

Cornell Law Prof. Steve Yale-Loehr writes: "Krsna Avila and Yanet Cordero, two of our students in the Cornell asylum appeals clinic, just won a remand from the BIA in a case involving religious persecution in Benin. The case involved a man who converted from Voudon (also known as Voodoo) to Christianity...