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CA9 on Withholding, Philippines, Sexual Orientation, Clear Error: Vitug v. Holder

"Dennis Vitug, a native and citizen of the Philippines, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) order vacating an immigration judge’s (“IJ”) grant of withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”...

USCIS Expedites US/Filipino IR I-130s

"" USCIS has proactively identified and is expediting pending I-130, Petition for Alien Relative , forms that have been filed by U.S. citizens for their Filipino immediate relatives. Our standard security checks remain in place." - USCIS, Jan. 14, 2014 .

EVERY COUNTRY EXCEPT THE PHILIPPINES: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN OPT-OUT PROVISION UNDER THE CSPA - Cyrus Mehta

"Section 6 of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) allows beneficiaries of I-130 petitions that have been converted from the Family Second Preference (F2B) to the Family First Preference (F1), after the parent has naturalized, to opt out and remain in the F2B. The American Immigration Council’s...