Category Archives: Removal hearing

Immigration Consequences of Massachusetts Criminal Convictions

Introduction Governing Law U.S. Citizens and Noncitizens: Types of Immigration Status Citizens Lawful Permanent Residents Lawful Non-Immigrants Refugees and Asylum-Seekers Other Designations Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) U and T Visas Undocumented and Out of … Continue reading

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Gonzalez-Balderas v. Holder (7th Circuit March 5, 2010)

On Petition to Review an Order of the BIA, the Seventh Circuit affirmed a denial of a Mexican National’s request to reapply for admission retroactive to the date of her second reentry. The petitioner initially entered the U.S. illegally by … 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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7th Circuit, Aliens, Immigration case law updates, Asylum

Figueras v. Holder, No. 08-3367 (7/27/09) Adjustment of status, motion for continuance Figueras v. Holder (Sykes) Oral Argument | Full Text Petition for Review, Order of Bd. of Immigration Appeals, Petition granted. Bd. erred in finding that alien was ineligible … Continue reading

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