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  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: October 15, 2019

The Eleventh Circuit recently ruled that a Washington Conviction of Administering a Controlled Substance is an aggravated felony barring naturalization. The Decision is Bourtzakis v. US Atty. Gen.  What is Naturalization? Naturalization is the process under which a lawful permanent resident becomes a naturalized citizen of the United States. There are several requirements including: Meeting the continuous physical presence requirements…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: December 15, 2018

The Eleventh Circuit has ruled that some convictions under Florida's possession statute are deportable offenses. The court ruled that the statute was divisible, necessitating a look at the substance a determination of the substance involved. The case is Guillen v. U.S. Atty. Gen. The Facts in Guillen Guillen is a lawful permanent resident with a criminal history. He was convicted of…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: April 17, 2018

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in Sessions v. Dimaya, that the crime of violence statute allowing removal of aggravated felons unconstitutional. This will have grave consequences for people currently in removal proceedings for "crimes of violence" and those with removal orders for these crimes. What is a "Crime of Violence" Aggravated Felony? The Immigration and Nationality Act includes a list…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: February 28, 2018

Yesterday, the legal community, and immigration advocates especially, were shocked by the Supreme Court's decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez. The Supreme Court ruled that arriving aliens do not have the right to periodic bond hearings to assess the conditions of their detainment. I will sum up the plurality's opinion in this post. The decision is not as bad as it…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: September 13, 2016

In 2014, approximately 4 million immigrants from the Caribbean resided in the United States, accounting for 9 percent of the nation’s 42.4 million immigrants. More than 90 percent of Caribbean immigrants came from five countries: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago (see Table 1). Immigrants from the Caribbean vary in their skill levels, racial composition, language…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: March 17, 2016

After four decades of rapid growth, the size of the Mexican immigrant population in the United States has remained stable in recent years. In 2014, more than 11.7 million Mexican immigrants resided in the United States, accounting for 28 percent of the 42.4 million foreign-born population—and by far the largest immigrant origin group in the country. Between 2006 and 2010,…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: March 16, 2016

I am pleased that President Obama nominated a Supreme Court nominee today. Judge Garland is the senior judge on the DC Circuit, the second most important federal circuit in the nation. This court hears very important cases relating to executive action. The court has recently heard Sheriff Arpaio's case against the Obama Administration relating to executive actions. Judge Garland's views…Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: November 28, 2014

Great piece.Read More

  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: November 28, 2014
  • By: Ahmad Yakzan
  • Published: November 25, 2014

Proof that the President has the power to issue #immigrationorder http://immigrationimpact.com/2014/11/25/law-professors-affirm-obamas-immigration-action-within-legal-authority/Read More

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