Category Archives: Aliens

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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The Nasty Ripple Effects of Alabama’s Immigration Law

The “Birmingham campaign” to end segregation and other forms of discrimination garnered international attention in 1963 when the city’s infamous Commissioner of Public Safety “Bull” Connor unleashed police dogs and fire hoses on black children engaging in peaceful protest. Those … Continue reading

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Chinese asylum, Christian faith, past persecution. Ni v. Holder (7th Cir., March 25, 2011)

Bd. did not err in denying asylum request by alien (native of China) after finding that alien had failed to establish that he had personally been victim of past persecution on basis of his Christian religion or that he was … Continue reading

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Non-LPR cancellation & possession of drug paraphernalia. Barma v. Holder (7th Cir., April 5, 2011)

Bd. did not err in finding that alien (native of Canada) was subject to removal based on his presence in US beyond his 6-month visa, and that alien did not qualify for cancellation of removal under 8 USC section 1182(a)(2) … Continue reading

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Reinstatement removal order: Tapia-Lemos v. Holder (7th Cir., April 7, 2011)

The Seventh Circuit dismissed petitioner’s petition for review from a reinstatement removal order finding that petitioner had failed to file within the statutorily required 30 days after the reinstatement was entered. 8 U.S.C. § 1252(b)(1).  The Court rejected petitioner’s argument … Continue reading

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