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Another District Court Rejects Matter of Rojas: Valdez v. Terry

"[R]egardless of how many district courts have followed or rejected the BIA’s decision in Matter of Rojas, those decisions are not binding on this Court and the Court agrees with the Magistrate Judge that the mandatory detention provision in § 1226(c) does not apply to Petitioner. The...

CA4 Rides Rojas Shark Over Reason's Hurdle: Hosh v. Lucero

"We hold that the BIA’s interpretation of § 1226(c) in Rojas was reasonable, and must be afforded deference. Moreover, the Government’s supposed failure to comply with a statutory immediacy requirement—when the statute does not specify a consequence for such noncompliance—does...

CA11 on Statute of Limitations, Marriage Fraud: USA v. Rojas

"Congress’s use of the phrase “enters into” in the explicit language of the statute—an act that can only occur on the singular date that a marriage takes place—upends the district court’s conclusion that marriage fraud is a continuing offense. Accordingly, because...

CA3 on 'Relating to a Controlled Substance' - Rojas v. Attorney General (En Banc)

"Petitioner Ramiro Rojas entered the United States as a lawful permanent resident in 2003 when he was 12 years old. Six years later, Rojas pled guilty to possessing drug paraphernalia in violation of Pennsylvania law and was ordered to pay a fine and court costs. The Department of Homeland Security...

Immigrant Students Seek In-State Tuition in Virginia

"Giancarla Rojas is not an American citizen, but she has an American dream. The Falls Church resident, whose parents brought her here illegally from Bolivia as a child, has worked doggedly to become the first in her family to attend a four-year college. She won a reprieve to stay in this country...