Monthly Archives: January 2012

How do the immigration laws and the U.S. Constitution apply to lawful permanent residents (i.e., legal immigrants) who leave the United States and then return?

In Rosenberg v. Fleuti (1963) a lawful permanent resident from Switzerland visited Mexico for a few hours and, upon his return, was charged with being excludable because he had committed a “crime involving moral turpitude” before he left the country; … Continue reading

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Proposed Rule Change Will Unify Families Subject to 3 and 10 Year Bars: Provisional Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens

On January 6, 2012 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a proposal to streamline the application process for the spouses and children of U.S. citizens currently eligible for legal permanent resident status, minimizing the amount of time that … Continue reading

Posted in 212(c), 212(h) waiver, 245(i), 3 and 10 Year Bar, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(9)(B)(i), Ciudad Juarez, Federal Register Proposed Rules, Provisional Waivers, Waivers | Tagged | 1 Comment

CIS Ombudsman Recommendations to Improve the Quality in Extraordinary Ability and Other Employment-based Adjudications

Our nation’s immigration laws recognize the importance of attracting individuals of extraordinary ability from around the world to the United States to continue their work in the arts, athletics, business, education, healthcare, and sciences. On December 22, 2010, U.S. Citizenship … Continue reading

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Drug trafficking prior to naturalization interview precluded good moral character: U.S. v. Suarez 7th Cir Denaturalization/Good Moral Character Requirement 12-21-2011

In U.S. v. Suarez, 2011 WL 6382155 (7th Cir. 2011), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court which revoked the defendant’s previously accorded naturalization pursuant to INA § 340(a) [8 … Continue reading

Posted in 7th Circuit, 7th Circuit Cases- Aliens, Denaturalization, Deportation, Deportation for Drug Crimes, Good Moral Character, Good Moral Character (GMC), Naturalization, Revoke Naturalization | 2 Comments