Immigration Litigation Update

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on July 30, 2014 - 12:00am

1st Circuit

Perez v. Holder (1st Cir., July 30, 2014)

LYNCH, Lipez, Thompson

Summary: The First Circuit granted Perez petition for review on his motion for reconsideration and remanded to the BIA to correct an error in the agency’s factual finding and...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on July 30, 2014 - 12:00am

1st Circuit

Lopez de Zea v. Holder (1st Cir. July 30, 2014)

LYNCH, Howard, Lipez

Summary: The First Circuit denied Guatemalan petitioner’s appeal of the agency’s denial of her application for withholding of removal. The Court agreed with the agency’s...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on July 30, 2014 - 12:00am

4th Circuit

Angel de Leon v. Holder (4th Cir., July 30, 2014)

MOTZ, King, Duncan (dissent)

Summary: The majority granted petitioner’s appeal of the BIA’s denial of his NACARA special rule cancellation of removal application.  The majority, relying on...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on July 29, 2014 - 12:00am

1st Circuit

Lamim v. Holder (1st Cir., July 29, 2014)

BARRON, Thompson, Kayatta

Summary: “Petitioner Alexon Nassaralla Lamim, a native and citizen of Brazil, seeks review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals that denied his request to alter...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on July 29, 2014 - 12:00am

1st Circuit

Guerra-Marchorro v. Holder (1st Cir. July 29, 2014)

BARRON, Lynch, Kayatta

Summary: The First Circuit affirmed the agency’s denial of asylum and withholding of removal, holding that petitioner failed to provide evidence of nexus between the...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on July 25, 2014 - 12:00am

7th Circuit

Yang v. Holder (7th Cir., July 25, 2014)

WOOD, Cudahy, Rovner

Summary: “Aimin Yang, the petitioner in this case, is in a difficult position. After Feng Li, who is a U.S. citizen, married Yang, Li submitted a Petition for Alien Relative form (...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on July 25, 2014 - 12:00am

6th Circuit

Jama v. DHS (6th Cir., July 25, 2014)

CLAY, Kethledge, Norris

Summary: The Sixth Circuit affirmed the district court’s determination that USCIS’s revocation of petitioner’s refugee status and denial of adjustment of status were not “final...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on July 24, 2014 - 12:00am

7th Circuit

Sobaleva v. Holder (7th Cir., July 24, 2014)

HAMILTON, Tinder, Kapala

Summary: The Seventh Circuit granted Belarusian petitioner’s appeal from the agency’s denial of her claim for asylum based on her political activities with the Malady Front’...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on July 23, 2014 - 12:00am

1st Circuit

Ordonez-Quino v. Holder (1st Cir., July 23, 2014)

THOMPSON, Torruella, Howard

Summary: The First Circuit granted Guatemalan petitioner’s appeal from the agency’s denial of asylum and withholding of removal.  The Court concluded that the...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on July 18, 2014 - 12:00am

4th Circuit

Aquino Cordova v. Holder (4th Cir. July 18, 2014)

MOTZ, Thacker, Agee (dissent)

Summary: The Fourth Circuit reversed the agency’s denial of asylum and withholding of removal. The Court held that the agency failed to consider El Salvadoran...

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