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  • Recent Post-Conviction Relief Cases Provide Mix of Good and Bad for Foreign Nationals Facing Immigration Consequences for their Crimes
    Recent Post-Conviction Relief Cases Provide Mix of Good and Bad for Foreign Nationals Facing Immigration Consequences for their Crimes

    Post-conviction relief ("PCR") refers to the eliminating or otherwise the reducing of the effects of a criminal conviction. Certain criminal convictions carry immigration consequences for foreign ...

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  • Court Bails DHS Out of Otherwise Accepted Evidentiary Requirements in Asylum Hearings
    Court Bails DHS Out of Otherwise Accepted Evidentiary Requirements in Asylum Hearings

    Many people understand the concept of hearsay from various courtroom-drama television shows and movies. The legal definition of hearsay is a statement made out of court that is offered in court as ...

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  • Court Provides Asylum Seekers a Reason to Give Thanks this Holiday Season
    Court Provides Asylum Seekers a Reason to Give Thanks this Holiday Season

    As many American families, including several families that only recently immigrated to the United States, were preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving Day last week, the United States Court of Appeals for ...

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  • Court Reconfirms It Does Not Have Jurisdiction to Review Aggravated-Felony Cases
    Court Reconfirms It Does Not Have Jurisdiction to Review Aggravated-Felony Cases

    Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ("Ninth Circuit"), the federal court with jurisdiction over petitions for review of decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals ...

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  • Successfully Achieving Protections for LGBT Victims
    Successfully Achieving Protections for LGBT Victims

    After the United States Supreme Court barred the United States Government from discriminating against lawfully married same-sex couples in its landmark decision United States v. Windsor , the United ...

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  • Government Must Comply with Filing Deadlines, Court Says
    Government Must Comply with Filing Deadlines, Court Says

    In what many private practitioners of immigration law find to be a long overdue decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ("Ninth Circuit"), the federal court with ...

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