Category Archives: Removal

CA7 remands COR holding that possession of any amount of marijuana over 30 grams could be prosecuted as federal misdemeanor, not an “aggravated felony.”

BIA erred in finding that noncitizen was ineligible for cancellation of removal relief because his prior Illinois conviction for possession of more than 30 but not more than 500 grams of marijuana under 720 ILCS section 550/5(d) qualified as “aggravated … Continue reading

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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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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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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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