Monthly Archives: April 2010

Adjustment of Status to LPR Constitutes Admission for Purposes of Continuous Residence Requirement of INA § 212(h) Matter of KOLJENOVIC

An alien who entered the U.S. without inspection and later obtained lawful permanent resident (LPR) status through adjustment of status has “previously been admitted to the U.S. as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence” and must therefore satisfy the … Continue reading

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ACLU of Arizona Section By Section Analysis of SB 1070 “Immigration; Law Enforcement; Safe Neighborhoods

Summary of major provisions: This bill unconstitutionally allows the state of Arizona to regulate immigration by establishing a separate state offense for any person to violate provisions of the federal immigration law regarding registration and carrying registration documents. It gives … Continue reading

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Cancellation of Removal/Battered-Spouse Provision-7th Cir. 2010

Benaouicha v. Holder (Hamilton) Oral Argument | Full Text Bd. did not err in affirming IJ’s order denying alien’s request for cancellation of removal based on alien’s allegation that he was battered spouse as contemplated under 8 USC section 1229b(b)(2)(A). … Continue reading

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USCIS Reminds Haitians to Register for TPS by July 20, 2010

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a reminder to Haitian nationals who are eligible for temporary protected status (TPS) to file a registration application for TPS by July 20, 2010. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration Statistics 2009 Updates

Naturalizations in the United States: 2009 (4 pages – 320 KB) This report presents information on the number and characteristics of foreign nationals who became American citizens during fiscal year 2009. Data on Naturalizations Access data on persons who became … Continue reading

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