Immigration Litigation Update

Submitted by Ashley Huebner on April 9, 2014 - 9:11pm

7th Circuit

Ruiz-Cabrera v. Holder (7th Cir., April 8, 2014)

Summary: Mr. Ruiz-Cabrera is a Mexican citizen who sought withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture because he feared persecution from his wife and her political allies in the PRD.  His asylum claim was based on his membership in the...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on March 31, 2014 - 12:00am

9th Circuit

Ceron-Casco v. Holder (9th Circuit, March 31, 2014)

En Banc (opinion by Graber, dissent by Bea)

Summary:“The en banc court granted Ruben Adolfo Ceron’s petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision finding that his...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on March 31, 2014 - 12:00am

9th Circuit

Ortega v. Holder (9th Circuit, March 31, 2014)

FARRIS, Smith, Watford

Summary:After Ortega re-entered the United States illegally subsequent to being deported, he entered a fraudulent marriage for the purpose of obtaining lawful immigration...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on March 31, 2014 - 12:00am

3d Circuit

Parra-Rojas v. Attorney General (3d Circuit, March 31, 2014)

RENDELL, Roth, Barry

Summary: After Parra-Rojas was stopped at a checkpoint driving two illegal aliens that he picked up on the United States side of the border, he admitted he was doing the service for a sum of $1,000 and that he had done such work before. He was...

Submitted by Lisa Koop on March 28, 2014 - 10:11pm

7th Circuit

R.R.D. v. Holder (7th Circuit, March 19, 2014)

EASTERBROOK, Manion, Hamilton

Summary:  R.R.D.was an investigator for Mexico’s Federal Agency of Investigation whose efforts to expose and curb Mexico’s drug trade made him a target for cartels. R.R.D. avoided...

Submitted by Lisa Koop on March 28, 2014 - 9:55pm

7th Circuit

L.D.G. v. Holder (7th Circuit, March 12, 2014)

WOOD, Kanne, Hamilton

Summary: L.D.G. sought U visa protection after she and her children were kidnapped and assaulted in Illinois in 2006, and subsequently were subjected to threats that forced them to close their business. With the...

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

9th Circuit

Arjmand v. DHS, et al (9th Circuit, March 24, 2014)

NELSON, Paez, Nguyen

Summary: “The panel held that this court lacked jurisdiction over a petition seeking review of a determination letter issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security,...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on March 20, 2014 - 12:00am

8th Circuit

Roberts v. Holder (8th Circuit, March 20, 2014)

Bye, Smith, Benton (Per Curiam)

Summary:Roberts petitioned for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) decision affirming the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) order of removal. Roberts entered...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on March 19, 2014 - 12:00am

8th Circuit

Somoza Garcia v. Holder (8th Circuit, March 19, 2014)

GRUENDER, Bright, Kelly

Summary: Somoza petitioned for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) order dismissing his requests for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on March 19, 2014 - 12:00am

7th Circuit

R.R.D. v. Holder (7th Circuit, March 19, 2014)

EASTERBROOK, Manion, Hamilton

Summary:  R.R.D.was an investigator for Mexico’s Federal Agency of Investigation whose efforts to expose and curb Mexico’s drug trade made him a target for cartels. R.R.D. avoided several murder attempts and continued to receive violent threats...

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