Monthly Archives: February 2010

Police Report that Had Been Incorporated into Guilty Plea Was Part of Record of Conviction

In applying the modified categorical approach to assess an alien’s conviction, it is proper to consider the contents of police reports as part of the record of conviction if they were specifically incorporated into the guilty plea or were admitted … Continue reading

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Illegal immigrant marrying US citizen. Can I apply for residency?

Question: I am an undocumented immigrant was brought to the US when i was about 6yrs old, have lived here ever since, i am going to marry a US citizen. We are trying to figure out what we need to … Continue reading

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EOIR Immigration Law Advisor

EOIR Virtual Law Library – AG/BIA Precedent Decisions EOIR has published a monthly internal legal newsletter, the Immigration Law Advisor, since January 2007 summarizing new developments in immigration law. The Immigration Law Advisor includes a feature article about an issue … Continue reading

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Refugee Caselaw Site – Asylum Law – University of Michigan Law School

Refugee Law – Asylum Law – University of Michigan Law School The Refugee Caselaw Site, directed by Prof. James C. Hathaway, is the world’s only collection of carefully selected leading cases which interpret and apply the UN’s refugee definition, used … Continue reading

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BIA Holds that Changed Circumstances Do Not Result in Automatic One-Year Extension of Time for Filing for Asylum

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA or Board), in Matter of T-M-H– and S-W-C-, 25 I. & N. Dec. 193 (B.I.A. Jan. 29, 2010), held that an alien does not receive an automatic one-year extension in which to file an … Continue reading

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