Immigration Law

Recent Posts

CA9 on China, Asylum, Religious Persecution: Guo v. Sessions
Posted on 31 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Guo v. Sessions - "Petitioner Zhihui Guo is a Chinese citizen who entered the United States in 2010 on a student visa and stayed beyond its duration. He seeks review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) denial of his claims... Read More

Unpublished BIA Victory in Religious Persecution Case - Benin
Posted on 6 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law Prof. Steve Yale-Loehr writes: "Krsna Avila and Yanet Cordero, two of our students in the Cornell asylum appeals clinic, just won a remand from the BIA in a case involving religious persecution in Benin. The case involved a man who converted... Read More

CA11 on China, Persecution: Huang v. Holder
Posted on 29 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It’s not always enough to say that you did something. Sometimes, you have to show it as well. Or at least you have to not do something else that may raise a question as to whether you did what you said you did. In this petition, the Board... Read More

CA11 on Persecution, Religion, China: Shi v. U.S. Atty. Gen.
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[T]he only question presented on appeal is whether the record compels the conclusion that Shi suffered past persecution when his church service was broken up, his family’s bibles were confiscated, and he was detained for seven days, slapped... Read More

Faith Leaders Address Immigration
Posted on 29 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As some states pass laws aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration and federal lawmakers balk at passing any immigration reforms, religious leaders from various denominations are jumping into the debate." - Associated Press, Oct. 29... Read More