January 11, 2015

On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama issued a series of immigration-related executive actions. One of his executive orders concerns Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA), a new program that provides a temporary relief from deportation and employmen...

January 26, 2014

In an opinion written on January 16, 2014, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, reversed the decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The Court found that an asylum applicant from Tanzania who suffers from biopolar disorder belongs to a...

December 14, 2013

The Visa Waiver Program allows nationals of certain countries to enter the United States for business or pleasure for a period not exceeding 90 days without first obtaining a visa. Currently, there are 37 countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program. (See Table a...

July 2, 2013

Less than a week after the Supreme Court's ruling in United States vs Windsor that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional,  Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of Homeland Security, today directed the USCIS to review immigration visa petitions...

July 22, 2012

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL FOR BATTERED SPOUSES AND CHILDREN

A special rule applies to battered spouses and children of U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Section 240(b)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act provides that cancellation of removal may be granted if:

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