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Southern Miss band chants 'Where's your green card?" to U.S. citizen basketball player

"Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico. Keep that in mind as you watch Rodriguez get ready to take a free throw during Thursday's game against Southern Miss in the video below. CAPTION By Richard Mackson, US Presswire As Rodriguez is walking...

Matter of E. W. RODRIGUEZ, ID 3749, 25 I&N Dec. 784 (BIA 2012)

Matter of E. W. RODRIGUEZ, ID 3749, 25 I&N Dec. 784 (BIA 2012) - (1) In removal proceedings arising within the jurisdictions of the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits, an aggravated felony conviction disqualifies an alien from relief under section 212(h)...

CA5 on Crime of Violence: Rodriguez v. Holder

"[T]he issue before this court is whether a conviction under section 22.011(a)(1) of the Texas Penal Code is categorically a crime of violence under § 16(b), and we must determine “whether the crime inherently involves a substantial risk that intentional physical force may be used in...

CA9 on Detention, Bond: Rodriguez v. Robbins

"Alejandro Rodriguez, Abdirizak Aden Farah, Jose Farias Cornejo, Yussuf Abdikadir, and Abel Perez Ruelas (“Appellees”) are the named plaintiffs representing a certified class of non-citizens who challenge their prolonged detention, pursuant to certain federal immigration statutes, without...

Immigration Detainees Win Right to Fair Hearing

" Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a landmark ruling that curtails one of the most wasteful and draconian features of our immigration lock-up system: the government's practice of putting immigration detainees behind bars for months or even years, without ever holding...

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...

Leon Rodriguez Sworn In As USCIS Director

"Leon Rodriguez was sworn in today as the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during a ceremony at USCIS headquarters. Rodriguez, born in Brooklyn, and raised in Miami, comes to USCIS with a broad legal background and will lead the nearly 18,000 employee agency charged...

Mother of Slain Mexican Teen Sues Border Patrol, Seeks Trial in Shooting Death of Her Son

"Araceli Rodriguez, the mother of slain Mexican teen Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, filed a federal lawsuit today in Arizona to pursue justice for her son, who was killed nearly two years ago by U.S. Border Patrol agents, identified only as John Does in the lawsuit. She is demanding a jury hear evidence...

Lucas Guttentag Joins USCIS as Senior Counselor to Director Rodriguez

"Stanford Law School’s Lucas Guttentag began serving the Obama administration today as Senior Counselor to the recently confirmed Director of U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), Leon Rodriguez. USCIS is a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “I’m honored...

Dialogue with USCIS Director León Rodríguez, Wed., Feb. 25, 2015

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 3 to 4 p.m. (Eastern), with USCIS Director León Rodríguez. During the session, Director Rodríguez will highlight agency initiatives and listen...

BIA Finally Caves on 212(h); E.W. Rodriguez, Koljenovic Withdrawn: Matter of J-H-J-

Official Headnote : An alien who adjusted status in the United States, and who has not entered as a lawful permanent resident, is not barred from establishing eligibility for a waiver of inadmissibility under section 212(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1182(h) (2012), as a...

USCIS Chief Takes Responsibility For Injunction Violation: Law360

Allissa Wickham, Law360, May 18, 2015 - " The director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said on Friday that he accepted responsibility for about 2,000 expanded work permits going out in violation of a court injunction on two of the president's executive action policies, telling a...

CA9 on Indefinite Detention: Rodriguez v. Robbins ("Rodriguez III")

"This is the latest decision in our decade-long examination of civil, i.e. non-punitive and merely preventative, detention in the immigration context. As we noted in our prior decision in this case, Rodriguez v. Robbins (Rodriguez II), 715 F.3d 1127 (9th Cir. 2013), thousands of immigrants to the...

Dialogue with USCIS Director León Rodríguez - Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

USCIS, Nov. 25, 2015 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder engagement on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (Eastern), with USCIS Director León Rodríguez. Director Rodríguez will highlight agency initiatives...

10 Shots Across the Border

Mark Binelli, New York Times Magazine, Mar. 3, 2016 - "The subject who was hit was ... a 16-year-old resident of Nogales, Mexico, named José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, who was on the Mexican side of the border. He had been shot 10 times from behind; an autopsy later revealed that gunshot...

SCOTUS Argument Preview: The Constitutionality of Immigrant Detention - Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson, Nov. 23, 2016 - "In recent years, the U.S government has aggressively used detention of immigrants as a tool for enforcing the immigration laws. Immigration detention became national news in 2014 when the Obama administration detained tens of thousands of Central American women and...

A Primer on the DACA Rescission

Adam Cox, Marty Lederman and Cristina Rodriguez, Oct. 5, 2017 - "One month ago, on September 5, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, rescinded a June 2012 memorandum issued by her predecessor, Secretary Janet Napolitano, which had established the Deferred Action for Childhood...