Ninth Circuit Reminds Us All that Adjustment of Status is Discretionary

In a decision issued last week, the Ninth Circuit upheld the Attorney General’s discretionary power to deny Adjustment of Status to violent criminals. The Respondent was denied Adjustment of Status, even though he was statutorily eligible, because he was conviction of a sexual abuse crime, which was determined to be a violent crime. An applicant…

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Eleventh Circuit Denies Stand Alone 212(h) Waiver

The Eleventh Circuit ruled today that a Respondent can not file a stand alone 212(h) waiver without an accompanying application for adjustment of status application.  Rivas applied for a waiver of inadmissibility nunc pro tunc after being placed in removal proceedings. He had applied for naturalization, but his application was denied since he had two…

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قرار جديد من مجلس استئناف قرارات الهجرة الاميركي يمنح حق اللجوء لضحايا التعنيف الاسري

أصدر مجلس استئناف قرارات الهجره الأميركي قرارا يمنح حق اللجوء لضحايا التعنيف الاسري. وتحدرت المدعى عليها من غواتيمالا وكانت تتعرض للتعنيف من قبل زوجها بشكل اسبوعي. ولم تتلقى مساعدة من البوليس رغم طلبها للمساعدة عدة مرات. ولا يحسر القرار بطلبات الهجرة من غواتيمالا بل يمنح هذا الحق لكل طالبة لجوء تتحدر من أي بلد ينتشر…

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