Category Archives: Deportation

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

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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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Overcharge, deport & destroy: overzealous use of the civil immigration laws & raids is itself quasi “criminal.”

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that federal identity-theft law can not be applied against many undocumented workers who used false Social Security numbers to work in the U.S. In Flores-Figueroa v. United States the Supreme Court held that, to … Continue reading

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Non-Citizens Deported Mostly for Nonviolent Offenses

Human Rights Watch issued a report that it says documents for the first time exactly which kinds of non-citizens were deported from the U.S. between 1997 and 2007, and for what types of crimes. The report says that 72 percent … Continue reading

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