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BIA on K-4 Adjustment: Matter of Valenzuela, ID 3761

Matter of Valenzuela, ID 3761, 25 I&N Dec. 867 (BIA 2012) - An alien who is admitted to the United States in K-4 nonimmigrant status may only adjust his or her status to that of a lawful permanent resident based on the Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) filed by the United States citizen K...

Habeas Victory in Arizona: Fernandez Unzueta v. Kane

Kara Hartzler writes: "I wanted to pass on a great decision we got today granting a preliminary injunction in a habeas case in the Arizona district court. The client is an LPR who has been detained for five years and was denied bond on the basis of being an arriving alien. Today the district court...

CA11 (En Banc) on Equitable Tolling: Avila-Santoyo v. U.S. Atty. Gen. (Abdi Overruled)

"[W]e overrule our circuit precedent in Abdi, and now hold that the 90-day time limit to file a motion to reopen under 8 U.S.C. § 1229a(c)(7)(C)(i) is not jurisdictional. ... [W]e agree with every other circuit to have addressed this issue and found equitable tolling to be applicable. ... Having...

Baseball Superstar Fernando Valenzuela Becomes American Citizen

Jill Painter Lopez, New York Times, Aug. 31, 2015 - "Fernando Valenzuela recently held his right hand over his heart and clutched an American flag in his left hand, the same one that used to fire screwballs past major league batters. The photograph of the moment spoke for itself: Valenzuela, the...