Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Removal of Irregular Migrants in Europe and America, by Stephen H. Legomsky, Washington University in Saint Louis – School of Law

“If there is a clear trend in the world’s contemporary immigration debates, it is the ascendancy of irregular migration to center stage. The preoccupation with irregular migration in turn has spawned increased attention to, and policy prioritization of, the removal … Continue reading

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Cancellation of Removal/Good Moral Character/DUI Convictions-Portillo-Rendon v. Holder (7th Cir. 2011)

Petitioner entered the U.S. from Mexico illegally and married another undocumented alien. Their three children are U.S. citizens. Removal proceedings began after he was convicted for DUI at least four times, for driving without a license three times, and for … Continue reading

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ICE Issues Memorandum, Provides Guidance on Prosecutorial Discretion; EOIR Issues Statement in Support

On November 17, 2011, Principal Legal Advisor Peter S. Vincent at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a memorandum concerning case-by-case review of both incoming and pending cases for compliance with ICE’s civil enforcement priorities as set forth by … Continue reading

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When Two or More CIMTs Arise Out of a Single Scheme: Matter of Islam

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA or Board) held in Matter of Islam, 25 I. & N. Dec. 637 (B.I.A. Nov. 18, 2011), that (1) in determining whether an alien’s convictions for two or more crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMTs) … Continue reading

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Immigrant entrepreneurial power, EB-5 Immigrant Investor

Much has been written about immigrant entrepreneurial power and how the U.S. is losing out. In an article in Techcrunch, Vivek Wadhwa – well-known entrepreneur, academic, and author on immigrant entrepreneurial power – has laid out examples of immigrant entrepreneurs who left the … Continue reading

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