Blog Posts in February, 2014

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  • Avoiding Prosecution for Illegal Reentry by Attacking the Validity of the Underlying Removal Order
    Avoiding Prosecution for Illegal Reentry by Attacking the Validity of the Underlying Removal Order

    While entering the U.S. unlawfully is indeed a crime , the penalty for illegally reentering after a deportation is far worse . Nevertheless, just as going back and forth across the border may not be ...

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  • Court Makes It Difficult to Establish Nexus to Protected Ground Based on Imputed Political Opinion
    Court Makes It Difficult to Establish Nexus to Protected Ground Based on Imputed Political Opinion

    For one to establish eligibility for asylum in the U.S. from their home country, a link, also referred to as a nexus, must be established between a protected ground, i.e., race, religion, national ...

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  • The Immigration Reform Debate Starts to Get Serious
    The Immigration Reform Debate Starts to Get Serious

    While many of us will be focused for the next two weeks on the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, there's another competition that's starting to heat up: Comprehensive Immigration Reform ("CIR"). At ...

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