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Advance Copy of DHS "material support" waiver determination

"Following consultations with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, I hereby conclude, as a matter of discretion in accordance with the authority granted to me by section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(B)(i), as amended, as well as the...

DHS 'material support' waiver determination

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY - Office of the Secretary - Exercise of Authority Under the Immigration and Nationality Act: "Following consultations with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, I hereby conclude, as a matter of discretion in accordance with the authority granted to me...

USCIS Policy Memo re Material Support, medical care

PM-602-0052 - Implementation of New Exemption Under INA Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) for the Provision of Material Support in the Form of Medical Care Purpose - "On October 13, 2011, following consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security (the Secretary...

CA5 on Terrorist Activity Asylum/AOS Bar: Amrollah v. Napolitano

"The government denied Amrollah’s application for permanent resident status after it concluded that Amrollah had engaged in terrorist activity under 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI)(dd) (2010) by providing material support to a Tier III terrorist organization or the member of such an...

TRIG Exemptions for DMLEK and ELF

"Following consultations with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, I hereby conclude, as a matter of discretion in accordance with the authority granted to me by section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(B)(i), as amended, as well as the...

Advance Copies of TRIG Exemptions for 'Limited' and 'Insignificant' Material Support

"...paragraphs 212(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI)(bb) and (dd) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI)(bb) and (dd), shall not apply with respect to an alien who provided limited material support to an organization described in section 212(a)(3)(B)(vi)(III) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(vi)(III), or to...

DOS/DHS Add Two New TRIG Material Support Exemptions

"... paragraphs 212(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI)(bb) and (dd) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(iv)(VI)(bb) and (dd), shall not apply with respect to an alien who provided limited material support to an organization described in section 212(a)(3)(B)(vi)(III) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(vi)(III), or...

USCIS Posts 2 New 'Material Support' Policy Memos; May 8, 2015

PM-602-0112, May 8, 2015 - Implementation of the Discretionary Exemption Authority under Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act for the Provision of Certain Limited Material Support PM-602-0113, May 8, 2015 - Implementation of the Discretionary Exemption Authority under Section...

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...

CA9 on Material Support: Budiono v. Lynch

Budiono v. Lynch, Sept. 21, 2016 - "Budiono, a native of Indonesia, petitions for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals’ (the “Board”) decision affirming the Immigration Judge’s (“IJ”) order of removal. The IJ determined that although Budiono otherwise qualified...

BIA Amicus Invitation - Material Support Bar

EOIR, Jan. 9, 2017 - "Amicus Invitation No. 17-01-09 AMICUS INVITATION (MATERIAL SUPPORT BAR), DUE FEBRUARY 8, 2017 JANUARY 9, 2017 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus curiae briefs discussing the below issue: ISSUES PRESENTED: ...

Unpub. BIA Material Support Remand Victory (May 18, 2017)

The BIA remanded to the IJ for fact-finding regarding whether respondent's one-time payment of $50 to Al-Shabaab to secure his release from kidnapping constituted "material" support. Hats off to Prof. R. Linus Chan of the Univ. of MN Law School's Detainee Rights Clinic , part of...