Know Yourself Before Applying for An Immigration Benefit

I will  be discussing the second case that I discussed in my last post. This case involved a Respondent with so many identities, that the court could not find out his true identity. In Singh v. Holder, a Respondent appealed the Board of Immigration Appeals‘ order affirming the immigration judge’s decision denying his application for…

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First Circuit Invalidates Post-Departure Bar

The First Circuit ruled last week that the post-departure rule is unconstitutional. The Post-departure bars applies to Motions to Reopen filed after the alien has been deported. Under the pertinent regulations, the motion has to be filed within 90 days of an administrative decision. The BIA has limited the alien’s ability to file such motions…

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Seventh Circuit Holds that Country Reports Might Not Be Credible and Should Not Be Used when Ruling on Asylum Applications

In a recently published decision, the Seventh Circuit ruled that the Board of Immigration Appeals’ reliance on country reports in asylum cases is erroneous when there are reports that contradict the information included in them. In Zheng, an alien was  ordered removed because she allegedly did not prove a fear of persecution if she were…

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