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Recent AAO Victories

Robert Pauw writes: "1. Approval of Proyecto San Pablo application . This is representative of about a dozen decisions that have just come out of the AAO. Proyecto San Pablo is a legalization lawsuit we filed in 1989 concerning legalization denials based on an allegation of a prior deportation...

Ninth Circuit Finds Limited Review for Expedited Removal Orders: Robert Pauw

"In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit concluded that there is jurisdiction to review the merits of a challenge to an “expedited removal order”. Smith v. CBP , ___ F.3d ____, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 438 (Jan, 9, 2014). Although the court ultimately rejected the petitioner’s merits...

Getting Through the Reinstatement Maze - Robert Pauw

Robert Pauw, Nov. 13, 2017 - "It often seems like the deck is stacked against our clients, particularly when the government uses tools like reinstatement of removal that are complex to defend against. Reinstatement sounds simple, but in practice the government can mistakenly apply it or fail to...