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CA9 on Material Support Bar: Annachamy v. Holder

"Satheeskumar Annachamy petitions for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denying him asylum and withholding of removal because he provided material support to a terrorist organization, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI). Annachamy argues that the BIA...

BIA (unpub.) on Duress, Particularly Serious Crime

Jon Bauer writes: "I'm pleased to attach this decision recently issued by the Board of Immigration Appeals in a case handled by the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Our client is a longtime U.S. permanent resident from Zimbabwe whose father was a...

CA2 Commands BIA to Issue Precedential Decision on Material Support Bar, Duress Exception: Ay v. Holder

"We find no error in the agency’s factual conclusion that Ay provided material support to a terrorist organization. We remand, however, to permit the BIA to address in a precedential decision whether the Immigration and Nationality Act (the “Act”) should be construed to include...

BIA: No Implied Duress Exemption to Material Support Bar - Matter of M-H-Z-, 26 I&N Dec. 757 (BIA 2016)

Matter of M-H-Z-, 26 I&N Dec. 757 (BIA 2016) - The “material support bar” in section 212(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI) (2012), does not include an implied exception for an alien who has provided material support to a terrorist...

BIA Amicus Brief Invitation: Duress Exception to Persecutor Bar (Due Sept. 7, 2016)

BIA, Aug. 8, 2016 - "The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issues: ISSUES PRESENTED: 1) Whether an involuntariness or duress exception exists to limit the application of the persecutor bar in sections 208...