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Immigration Litigation Update
Rodriguez et al v. Robbins et al (9th Cir. October 27, 2015)
WARDLAW, Gould, Haddon
Summary: “The panel affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court’s order granting summary judgment and a permanent injunction in a class action lawsuit by non-citizens within the Central District of California challenging...
Wang v. Lynch (7th Cir. October 26, 2015)
KANNE, Posner, Hamilton
Summary: Lishou Wang (“Wang”) petitions for review of the denial of his application for asylum, withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”). In 2000 after having their second child Wang and Wang’s wife were confronted...
De Niz Robles v. Lynch (10th Cir. October 20, 2015)
GORSUCH, Tymkovich, Holmes
Summary: Petitioner Adolfo De Niz Robles (“De Niz Robles”) applied for adjustment of status after illegally reentering the country and by relying on the Tenth Circuit’s presidential case, Padilla-Caldera I. See Padilla Caldera v...
9th Circuit (HM)
Dimaya v. Lynch (9th Cir. October 19, 2015)
REINHARDT, Wardlaw, dissent by Callahan
Summary: The Ninth Circuit granted petitioner James Garcia Dimaya’s petition for review, concluding that 18 U.S.C. § 16(b) is unconstitutionally vague and therefore Dimaya’s burglary offense could not be considered a crime of...
Ahmed v. Lynch (2d Cir. October 19, 2015)
KATZMANN, Hall, Lohier
Summary: Petitioner Khaled Abdo Ali Ahmed (“Ahmed”) seeks review of the denial of his waiver for inadmissibility. Ahmed entered the United States in 1989 as the unmarried son or daughter of a United States Citizen. He applied for naturalization in 2007 and...
Peralta Sauceda v. Lynch (1st Cir. October 14, 2015)
LYNCH, Torruella, Kayatta
Summary:The First Circuit denied this petition for review, agreeing with the agency below that petitioner Jose Ricardo Peralta Sauceda had failed to meet his burden of demonstrating eligibility for non-LPR cancellation of removal because he...
Singh v. Lynch (8th Cir. October 14, 2015)
RILEY, Benton, Shepherd
Summary: Petitioner Amardeep Singh (“Singh”) appeals the Board of Immigration Appeal’s (“BIA”) denial of his claim for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”), and the denial of his ineffective...
Muiruri v. Lynch (8th Cir. October 14, 2015)
BENTON, Loken, Shepherd
Summary: Petitioner William Muiruri (“Muiruri”) seeks review of the Immigration Judge’s determination that he claimed to be a United States Citizen in violation of INA 237(a)(3)(D). After over staying his student visa, Muiruri was placed in removal...
Moscoso Castellanos v. Lynch (9th Cir. October 13, 2015)
GRABER, Watford, Tunheim
Summary: “The panel denied in part and dismissed in part Jorge Moscoso-Castellanos’ petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision finding him statutorily ineligible for cancellation of removal for failure to accrue the...
Ruiz Vidal v. Lynch (9th Cir. October 9, 2015)
KOZINSKI, Clifton, dissent by Reinhardt
Summary: The Ninth Circuit withdrew its prior opinion and dissent from June 2015, filed this amended opinion and dissent, and denied a petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc.
Petitioner Jose Reyes Ruiz-...
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