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Immigration Litigation Update
Siwe v. Holder (5th Circuit, February 6, 2014)
WIENER, Jones, Graves
Summary:After being convicted of a conspiracy crime, Mr. Siwe was placed in removal proceedings and his asylum status was terminated. Siwe argued that he was entitled to...
Chen, et al, v. Holder (4th Circuit, February 5, 2014)
TRAXLER, Motz, Keenan
Summary: Petitioners Chen and Li are a married couple, both natives of the Fujian Province in China, with two children born in the United States, who seek asylum and...
Hernandez-Ortez v. Holder (5th Circuit, January 31, 2014)
JOLLY, Higgenbotham, Southwick
Summary:Hernandez-Ortez filed a petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) dismissal of his appeal of the Immigration Judge’s (IJ)...
Silva-Trevino v. Holder (5th Circuit, January 30, 2014)
BENAVIDES, Owen, Southwick
Summary: In a precedential decision filed January 30, 2014, the Fifth Circuit overturned the new method for determining whether an alien has been convicted of a...
Slyusar v. Holder (6th Circuit, January 30, 2014)
KEITH, Guy, Gibbons
Summary: The Sixth Circuit denied Slyusar’s petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) dismissal of the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) denial of her...
Chavez-Reyes v. Holder (9th Circuit, January 27, 2014)
GRABER, O’Scannlain, Nguyen
Summary: Chavez-Reyes petitioned for judicial review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) order dismissing his appeal of the Immigration Judge’s (IJ)...
Martinez v. Johnson (5th Circuit, January 24, 2014)
SMITH, Jolly, Clement
Summary: Martinez filed a petition for review of the reinstatement of his prior removal order, arguing both that his original removal order was unconstitutional and that...
Martinez v. Holder (4th Circuit, January 24, 2014 revised)
NIEMEYER, Wynn, Flanagan (by designation)
Summary:Petitioner Martinez filed a petition for review of the denial of his applications for withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) based on...
Aguilar-Turcios v.Holder (9th Circuit, January 23, 2014)
PAEZ, Fletcher, Bybee
Summary:“The panel granted Rigoberto Aguilar-Turcios’s petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision finding that his conviction for violating...
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