Blog Posts in May, 2014

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  • Not Erring on the Side of Caution: Court Uses Country-Conditions-Report Ambiguity to Shut Down a Popular Basis for Asylum Relief
    Not Erring on the Side of Caution: Court Uses Country-Conditions-Report Ambiguity to Shut Down a Popular Basis for Asylum Relief

    In proceedings before any of the various immigration courts nationwide, asylum seekers may establish the requisite “well-founded” fear of return to their respective home countries by showing that they ...

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  • The Ninth Circuit Continues Issuing Decisions That Change How Asylum Applications are Adjudicated
    The Ninth Circuit Continues Issuing Decisions That Change How Asylum Applications are Adjudicated

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ("Ninth Circuit"), the federal appeals court that hears petitions for review from decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") regarding ...

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  • Other than Denial, Few Options Left for Illegal Reentrants and Aggravated Felons
    Other than Denial, Few Options Left for Illegal Reentrants and Aggravated Felons

    The shift in appropriation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") of removal-related resources toward those who have severe criminal histories appears to have become reality. This shift ...

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