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Immigration Case Summaries and Blog Posts

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Sijapati v. Boente

February 1, 2017
Immigration Law, Administrative Law
(United States Fourth Circuit) - In a petition filed by a native and citizen of Nepal, seeking review of an order by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) finding him removable under Section 237(a)(2)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. section 1227(a)(2)(A)(i), the petition is denied where Chevron deference is given to the BIA's reliance on its decision in Matter of Alyazji to determine that petitioner's relevant 'date of admission' was the date he was most recently admitted to the U.S. after taking a brief vacation abroad.
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Immigration Blog Posts

What's Happened and What's Ahead in Washington v. Trump

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
February 6, 2017
It's been a busy weekend for lawyers fighting over President Trump's immigration ban. On Friday, a federal judge in Seattle issued a nationwide temporary restraining order pausing the enforcement of ban. While the President took to Twitter to decry...
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Legal Battle Over Trump's Immigration Ban Could Play Out in the 9th Cir.

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
January 30, 2017
On Friday, Trump issued an executive order barring visitors, immigrants, and refugees from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. Soon after, lawyers began swarming America's major airports, seeking to file habeas petitions on behalf of those detained...
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Could Scalia Thwart Trump's Agenda?

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
January 27, 2017
Justice Scalia is no longer on the Supreme Court, but his influence certainly remains. And President Trump seems committed to continuing, even extending, that legacy. He's spoken of appointing justices "very much in the mold of Justice Scalia," for...
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HIV-Positive Honduran Asylum Seeker Given Second Chance by 7th Cir.

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
January 25, 2017
A Honduran immigrant with HIV has been given a second shot at escaping deportation, after a divided Seventh Circuit remanded his deportation case for reconsideration last Thursday -- and issued a harsh critique of the immigration judge who heard...
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