June 17, 2012

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama signed an executive order and announced that his administration would stop deporting young undocumented immigrants known as "DREAMers" (i.e. those who were brought to the U.S. as young children through no fault of their own). Th...

May 1, 2012

Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, has today, May 1, 2012, both extended the designation of Somalia for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from its current expiration date of September 18, 2012 to March 17, 2014, and re-designated Somalia for...

February 4, 2012

Section 240A(b)(1) of the INA provides that the DHS may cancel the removal of an inadmissible or deportable alien who:

            1.      has been physically present in the United States for a continuous period of not less than ten years immediately preceding the date...

January 22, 2012

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) under Section 240A allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel the removal of non-citizens who meet certain statutory requirements. There are three types of cancellations of removal: cancellation of removal for p...

January 4, 2012

On January 3, 2012, the Board of Immigration Appeals, in Matter of R-A-M-, held that a conviction for possession of child pornography is an aggravated felony and a particularly serious crime, barring withholding of removal.

The case involved a citize...

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