Blog Posts in January, 2014

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  • Reason to Believe: The All-Encompassing Drug-Related Ground for Removability
    Reason to Believe: The All-Encompassing Drug-Related Ground for Removability

    Yesterday, the President delivered his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, to the American People, and to the world. As anticipated and as shown below, he ...

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  • Another Court Expands Access to Crime-Related Waiver for Certain Green-Card Holders
    Another Court Expands Access to Crime-Related Waiver for Certain Green-Card Holders

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit ("Ninth Circuit"), the federal appeals court that reviews the decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") regarding removal proceedings held in ...

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  • No Avenue for Court-Issued Relief for Those Subjected to Expedited Removal
    No Avenue for Court-Issued Relief for Those Subjected to Expedited Removal

    Expeditious removal is applied to certain perceived foreign nationals who are seeking admission to the U.S. at a port of entry, e.g., a border-crossing point or international airport, and who have ...

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  • Choosing Which Maze to Resolve: Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Current Immigration Law, Congress, and the Courts
    Choosing Which Maze to Resolve: Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Current Immigration Law, Congress, and the Courts

    Happy New Year! As the legislative session begins for the beginning of 2014, there has already been a great deal of discussion about Comprehensive Immigration Reform ("CIR") and the possibility that ...

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