BIA Holds that a Fraudulently Obtained Certificate of Naturalization Does not Confer Citizenship

In a decision issued last month, the Board of Immigration Appeals ruled that a fraudulently obtained certificate of citizenship does not confer United States citizenship. The Board also held that Section 237(a)(3)(D)(i) of the Act does not require knowledge that the immigrant knew that the certificate was fraudulent to be deportable. What is Naturalization? Naturalization…

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Ahmad Yakzan Discusses ICE Immigration Detainers

Attorney Ahmad Yakzan from the American Dream™ Law Office. I’m here with you today to talk to you about a very important issue and it’s the issue of an immigration detainer when someone is detained by the police, I get this question a lot. I actually just spoke to a lady today about her son who…

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Signature on Forms is Enough to Prove Misrepresentation

I have counseled numerous clients regarding previous lies to immigration. I refuse to represent anyone who enters into a fraudulent marriage. Immigration fraud could land you in removal proceedings. However, I have represented many clients who were asked to file waivers for misrepresentation. Sometimes I believe that the government is overreaching. However, sometimes, through no…

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Sessions v. Dimaya: Relief at Last

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…

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Caribbean Immigrants in the United States

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…

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Deferred Action for Unauthorized Immigrants Who Are Parents

April 2016 In November 2014, the Obama administration announced the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, which would protect from deportation and provide eligibility for work authorization to as many as 3.6 million unauthorized immigrants, according to MPI estimates. Unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or lawful…

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Syrian Refugees in the United States

March 2016 There has been significant public debate about the admission of Syrian refugees to the United States via the refugee resettlement program. In the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015 and Brussels in 2016, U.S. lawmakers in state capitols and in Washington have questioned whether the resettlement program could serve as a…

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