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N.D. Cal. Orders Remand to AAO: Marsh v. Napolitano (Foreign Conviction Expunged; Waiver)

"Plaintiff Jay Marsh, a United States citizen, sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) because it did not issue a visa or a waiver to his wife, Shiho Takeda, to permit her to enter the United States. ... The basis for the denial was Takeda's 1995 conviction for marijuana possession in...

From the Archives: 2002 DOS Cable on Expunged State Drug Convictions

A December 2002 cable from DOS discussing Lujan-Armendariz, Salazar-Regino, etc. For historical reference only! [For more up-to-date (and depressing) news click here and here .]

The Immigration Consequences of Expunged Convictions: Rodriguez v. Tenn.

"The petitioner, a Mexican citizen, entered a guilty plea to the misdemeanor charge of patronizing prostitution and was granted judicial diversion. After successfully completing his diversion, the petitioner’s criminal record was expunged. More than three years after the entry of his plea...