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Reflections on Watson v. Holder: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

Reflections on Watson v. Holder: The Dog That Didn’t Bark , By Laura Murray-Tjan, October 22, 2012: "The Second Circuit’s 2011 remand in Watson v. Holder , now pending before the Board of Immigration Appeals (the “Board”) for more than a year, raises issues of profound significance...

AAO L-1A New Office Manager Victory

"While the beneficiary is required to apply his business expertise in carrying out his job duties and perform some operational or administrative tasks, the petitioner has established by a preponderance of the evidence that the majority of the day-to-day non-managerial tasks associated with the function...

American Citizen Sues DHS After Being Locked Up in Immigration Jail for 3.5 Years

"A New York man is suing the Department of Homeland Security for detaining and seeking his deportation for three and a half years as immigration officers ignored his claims of U.S. citizenship. Davino Watson derived citizenship from his father in 2002. In 2008, DHS took him into custody on a...

Why Did ICE Jail an American Citizen for Over Three Years?

"In Spring 2008, things were finally looking up for Davino Watson. He had pleaded guilty to selling a small amount of cocaine in September 2007 in New York, but on May 8, the 23-year-old successfully completed the state's Shock Incarceration Program, a bootcamp-style lockup for non-violent and...

FTCA Lawsuit by American Citizen Against ICE Moves Forward - Watson v. USA

"Plaintiff has a basis for contending that, for lack of an attorney, and because of the negligent failure of the United States to protect him when he rightly claimed United States citizenship, he, a young citizen, son of a citizen, was unjustly incarcerated for years. He has made out a prima facie...

Lengthy Detention of American Citizen by ICE Yields Small Award: Watson v. USA

Watson v. USA, Feb. 25, 2016 - "This arcane case involves a combination of critical negligent factual errors by government officials and rare reversals in the interpretation of applicable substantive citizenship law. An American citizen was wrongly arrested and held as an alien for 1,273 days while...