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BIA Precedent Decisions Volume 27 (3887 – ) Executive Office for Immigration Review 2017-

BIA Precedent Decisions Volume 25 (3643 – 3765) BIA Precedent Decisions Volume 26 (2012-2017 (3766-3886) Executive Office for Immigration Review BIA Precedent Decisions Volume 27 (3887-2017-) Executive Office for Immigration Review MOHAMED, 27 I&N Dec. 92 (BIA 2017) ID 3900 … Continue reading

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Good Moral Character (GMC), Naturalization N-400 application, Chicago District Office, Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)

Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence Continuity of Residence Residency: Jurisdiction Physical Presence Good Moral Character Attachment to the Constitution English language proficiency and knowledge of United States history and government. Naturalization applicants are required by law to appear in person … Continue reading

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CA7 affirms BIA finding that native of El Salvador did not meet burden of demonstrating a nexus between alleged persecution and his proposed social groups of wealthy deportees or gang resisters.

BIA did not err in affirming IJ’s denial of alien’s (citizen of El Salvador) asylum and withholding of removal applications, alleging that gang in El Salvador subjected him to past persecution on account of his membership in social groups of … Continue reading

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CA7 remands COR holding that possession of any amount of marijuana over 30 grams could be prosecuted as federal misdemeanor, not an “aggravated felony.”

BIA erred in finding that noncitizen was ineligible for cancellation of removal relief because his prior Illinois conviction for possession of more than 30 but not more than 500 grams of marijuana under 720 ILCS section 550/5(d) qualified as “aggravated … Continue reading

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CA7 remands Immigration judge’s credibility findings with respect to asylum applicant claiming persecution in Moldova

Record failed to contain sufficient evidence to support IJ’s denial of alien’s application for asylum and withholding of removal relief, where alien alleged that police in Moldova persecuted him on account of his political beliefs. Although IJ found that alien … Continue reading

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