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Immigration Litigation Update
Arias-Minaya v. Holder (1st Cir. Feb. 27, 2015)
SELYA, Souter (Justice), Lynch
Summary: The First Circuit affirmed the agency’s denial of Petitioner’s request for voluntary departure. The Court rejected...
U.S. v. Jesus Valdez-Novoa (9th Cir. , July 28, 2014; Amended Feb. 27, 2015)
BYBEE, McKeown, Gould
Summary: “The panel amended an opinion and dissent filed on July 28, 2014, in a case in which the panel affirmed a...
Hayk Khudaverdyan & Nadezhda Khudaverdyan v. Holder (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2015)
GRABER, Owens, Kleinfeld (dissent)
Summary: “The panel granted, in part, a petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ denial of asylum and withholding of removal, holding...
Edson Flores v. Holder (2d Cir. Feb 26, 2015)
CHIN, Lynch, Sack
Summary: “Petition for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals, which affirmed an Immigration Judge’s denial of petitioner’s motion to...
Medina-Rosales v. Holder (10th Cir., Feb. 24, 2015)
KELLY, Baldock, Moritz
The 10th Circuit granted this petition for review filed by an LPR seeking to re-adjust his status with a 212(h) waiver despite an aggravated felony conviction. In doing so, the 10th Circuit joined the Second...
Afrouz Keirkhavash v. Holder (7th Cir. Feb 23, 2015)
EASTERBROOK, Kanne, Hamilton
Summary: “Afrouz Keirkhavash, a citizen of Iran, did not depart when her tourist visa lapsed. Two days before the statutory deadline...
Hernandez-Gonzalez v. Holder (9th Cir., Feb. 13, 2015)
REINHARDT, Fisher, Murguia
Summary: The Ninth Circuit granted this petition for review, agreeing with the petitioner that his felony weapons possession conviction, with a sentence enhancement for gang activity, is not...
Lucy Sibanda v. Holder (7th Cir. Feb. 13, 2015)
WOOD, Kanne, Tinder
Summary: “After fleeing from her native Zimbabwe to the United States, Lucy Sibanda applied for asylum and other relief from removal. She fears...
Melida Teresa Luna-Garcia v. Holder (10th Cir. Feb. 10, 2015)
Briscoe, Matheson, McHugh (ORDER)
Summary: “Melida Teresa Luna-Garcia petitions for review of an order of removal that was reinstated by the Department...
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