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Articles in Channel: Immigration Law
Tens of thousands of same-sex couples in the United States live under the threat of separation because federal law prohibits immigration authorities from treating them the same as married opposite-sex couples. And in a country where feelings run deep on...Tens of thousands of same-sex couples in...
ILAA address at CPD Law Conference Sydney March 10, 2012 - Delivered by Paul Power, CEO Refugee Council of Australia
Paul Power, CEO Refugee Council of Australia addressed the Immigration Lawyers Association of Australasia breakfast meeting March 10, 2012 at the 6th annual CPD Law Conference. His focus was on asylum seekers, detention centres and a divisive political debate. Below is an authorized...
Supreme Court's Decision in Kawashima v. Holder and the Hard-Learned Lessons of an Old Tax-Crime Conviction
Small business owners who are green card holders should take note of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Kawashima v. Holder. The court ruled that making (or assisting in the making of) a false tax return is a crime "involv[ing] fraud or deceit," and is therefore an aggravated felony for...
A group of immigrant activists in Arizona is developing a smartphone application that will enable people arrested on immigration charges to inform their family and attorney of their whereabouts and detention. The "Emergency Alert and Personal Protection" app will send...A group of immigrant...
The following blog entry is written to illustrate how a brain injury lawsuit could develop and resolve. Reviewing this summary should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court. (Please also note: the names and...
We're kicking off a new season of PERM workshops this week. Ths idea is to bring PERM up to date in 2012. Many changes have been made in the regulations, operating instructions (FAQ's and Stakeholder Meetings), and BALCA has issued a plethora of decisions since 2005 when PERM was introduced as the...
Over a period of three years, José Betancourt prodded his landlord to fix a gaping hole in the living-room ceiling. “I asked (for repairs) every month when I paid the rent,” Betancourt said. “They said they’d put it on the list (and) that they didn’t have any...
Last week marked the end of the second annual National Coming out of the Shadows Week, a rite of passage for undocumented youth -- Americans in all but the eyes of the law -- who support enactment of the DREAM Act. Publicly proclaiming one's unauthorized immigration status is clearly a...
By Michelle Valerio As of March 5, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has returned to its original process for mailing approval notices, meaning that the attorney or representative of record no longer needs to enter their address as the mailing address to receive the original...
By Michelle Valerio The U.S. Department of State has released the April 2012 Visa Bulletin, which summarizes visa availability for individuals seeking U.S. Permanent Residence. As compared to the March 2012 Visa Bulletin, little movement occurred in the oversubscription date (i.e., the date on...