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Immigration Litigation Update
Sebastian Duarte-Salagosa v. Holder (7th Circuit, December 30, 2014)
MANION, Easterbook, Manion, and Sykes
Sebastian Duarte-Salagosa sought review of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirmation of the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) denial of his asylum, withholding of removal, and protection...
United States of America v. Hermilo Palmerin Zamudio (9th Cir. Jan. 14, 2015)
WALLACE, Schroeder, Owens
Summary: “The panel affirmed a conviction for violating 8 U.S.C.§ 1326, which prohibits a deported alien from being “found in” the United States after reentering without permission.
The panel held that the district...
Julio C. David Castillo v. Holder (2nd Cir. Jan 14, 2015)
KEENAN, Duncan, Diaz
Summary: “Julio C. David Castillo, a citizen of Honduras, filed this petition seeking review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) dismissing Castillo’s appeal from an immigration judge’s order of removal. The BIA determined that...
Cyprian Mayemba v. Holder (8th Cir. Jan. 13, 2015)
BYE, Shepherd, Kelly
Summary:“Cyprian Mayemba petitions for review of the decision of the Board ofImmigration Appeals ("BIA") finding him removable and inadmissible based on hisrepresentation of United States citizenship in a Form I-9 employment verificationform and the BIA's...
Kamleshwar Prasad v. Holder (4th Cir. Jan. 12, 2015)
HARRIS, Duncan, Agee
Summary:“Petitioner Kamleshwar Prasad (“Prasad”), a native and citizen of India who is unlawfully present in the United States, seeks to adjust his status to that of lawful permanent resident. Though persons unlawfully present in this country generally...
Liban N. Ali v. Holder (8th Cir. Jan. 8, 2015)
SMITH, Murphy, Gruender
Summary: “Petitioner Liban Nor Ali applied for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). The Immigration Judge (IJ) denied Ali’s applications. Ali appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals...
Hasim Husic v. Holder (2nd Cir. Jan 8, 2015)
KATZMANN, Winter, Marrero
Summary: “Petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) decision ordering the petitioner’s removal, denying his request for a waiver of inadmissibility under §212(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. §1182(h), and denying his...
United States v. Lorenzo-Lucas (8th Circuit, December 30, 2014)
BRIGHT, Loken, Kelly
Summary: “Appellant Lorenzo Pedro Lorenzo-Lucas (“Lorenzo-Lucas”) was convicted by jury of one count of illegal reentry into the United States in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a). Over Lorenzo-Lucas’s...
Cisneros-Guerrerro v. Holder (5th Cir. Dec. 29, 2014)
HIGGINSON, King, Graves
Summary: The Fifth Circuit granted this pro se petition for review, concluding that the petitioner’s Texas conviction for public lewdness was not categorically a crime involving...
Huang v. Holder (11th Circuit, Dec. 24, 2014)
ROSENBAUM, Wilson, Huck
Summary: “In this petition, the Board of Immigration Appeals affirmed the Immigration judge’s denial of Petitioner Min Yong Huang’s petition for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the United Nations Convention Against Torture, stating that it...
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