Category Archives: Jurisdiction

CA7 finds that a deficient immigration court notice does not strip the immigration courts of authority to preside over the resulting removal proceedings

A new case from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied termination under Pereira v. Sessions, but without validating the BIA’s 2-step approach which many circuit courts had upheld. The failure to follow a claim-processing rule is not a … Continue reading

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CA7 Finds No Jurisdiction to Review Denial of Continuance

Moral, a citizen of Ecuador, was admitted to the U.S. in 1988 as an immigrant. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security began removal proceedings in 2011 because of his multiple criminal convictions, including unlawful use of a weapon and sexual … 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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Continuity of Residence within US, Naturalization eligibility

1. Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence2. Continuity of Residence3. Residency: Jurisdiction4. Physical Presence5. Good Moral Character6. Attachment to the Constitution English and Civics Continuity of Residence: Continuous residence within the United States for five years immediately preceding the application and … Continue reading

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