No Date-No Time-No Go: Pereira v. Sessions Case Note

In a decision that should help immigrants around the country, the Supreme Court ruled that a defective Notice to Appear that lacks time and place of proceedings cannot be used to stop the accrual of time for Cancellation of Removal purposes. This decision, Pereira v. Sessions, should lead to relief for many immigrants, including ones I…

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Let Our Experience in Removal Defense Defend You

Removal defense threatens your American Dream™.I have recently met with many families with family members detained by ICE. The story goes like this: my husband, son, a friend was detained by ICE after a minor infraction; my husband was asked for identification, and when he could not produce it, ICE detained him. With this aggressive posture,…

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Four DACA Alternatives You May Not Know About!!

The deadline for extending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is fast approaching. There appears to be bipartisan support for renewing the program, and perhaps making it permanent. Despite such support, the very deserving DACA recipients are stuck in the political wrangling. I meet with DACA recipients often, and this made me think about the…

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Ninth Circuit Rules that Applicant Waived Her Application By not Adhering to Deadlines

In an decision issued earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit ruled that an applicant waived her applications for a waiver of inadmissibility and Withholding of Removal by failing to timely apply. The government placed Taggar in  removal proceedings for being inadmissible under 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(1)(A).  The government added additional charges under 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(1)(G)(ii) and 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(3)(B)(iii). She applied for Cancellation…

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Fifth Circuit Rules that VAWA Does Not Trump K-1 Bar

The Fifth Circuit ruled last week that the approval of a VAWA petition does not trump the K visa bar. Le v. US Atty Gen. Under the Act, a person who enters the United States as a fiancé may not adjust her status except through marriage to the Petitioner. Le came the United States pursuant to…

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