Monthly Archives: December 2011

Judulang v. Holder: BIA’s policy for applying §212(c) in deportation cases is “arbitrary and capricious” under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U. S. C. §706(2)(A).

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term 10-694 9th Cir. Oct 12, 2011 Tr.Aud. Dec 12, 2011 9-0 Kagan OT 20 Holding: The policy used by the Board of Immigration Appeals to determine whether a resident alien is … Continue reading

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Adjudicator’s Field Manual – Redacted Public Version

Updated through May 10, 2011, the online public version of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) comprehensively details USCIS policies and procedures for adjudicating applications and petitions. USCIS updates the AFM regularly to incorporate new policies and procedures established through statutes, … Continue reading

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Bachynskyy v. Holder. 7th Cir. -IJ Warnings regarding voluntary departure are not retroactive to VD grants occurring before January 20, 2009

Petitioner, a Ukrainian citizen who entered the U.S. without inspection sought withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture. The Immigration Judge stated that she was continuing the case for four months, but that if she decided before that date,”you … Continue reading

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Calma v. Holder & Khomyshyn v. Holder. Motion for Continuance. U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

The petitioners in consolidated cases have been in the U.S. for many years without permission, and each would like to adjust his status to that of lawful permanent resident through relatives who are legitimately in the U.S. The IJ found … Continue reading

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