Immigration Litigation Update

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on March 18, 2014 - 12:00am

11th Circuit

Wu, et al, v. Holder (11th Circuit, March 18, 2014)

HULL, Carnes, Cox

Summary:Wu and her husband Zhang petitioned for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) decision affirming the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) denial of their...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on March 17, 2014 - 12:00am

4th Circuit

Urbina v. Holder (4th Circuit, March 17, 2014)

DIAZ, Motz, Agee

Summary: Urbina was served a Notice to Appear (NTA) charging him with entry without being admitted or paroled – based on his previous representations that he entered in 1998 – but...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on March 14, 2014 - 12:00am

9th Circuit

Coronado v. Holder (9th Circuit, March 14, 2014)

NGUYEN, Benavides (by designation), Bybee

Summary:“Raul Quijada Coronado petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) decision finding him inadmissible and denying his...

Submitted by Lisa Koop on March 13, 2014 - 10:26am

7th Circuit

N.L.A. v. Holder (7th Circuit, March 3, 2014)

ROVNER, Flaum, Castillo

Summary:  N.L.A. is a Colombian woman whose family owned land in Colombia that FARC guerillas wished to tax and acquire.  The FARC first targeted N.L.A.’s uncle for extortion.  When he resisted,...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on March 13, 2014 - 12:00am

8th Circuit

Li v. Holder (8th Circuit, March 13, 2014)

WEBBER (by designation), Wollman, Shepherd

Summary:Li petitioned for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) order which dismissed his appeal, having “…concluded that the IJ provided a...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on March 13, 2014 - 12:00am

7th Circuit

Tian v. Holder (7th Circuit, March 13, 2014)

TINDER, Easterbrook, Williams

Summary:“Minghai Tian, a  48‐year old Chinese citizen who has been in the United States since 2001, petitions for the review of the decisions of an...

Submitted by Ashley Huebner on March 12, 2014 - 11:29am

2nd Circuit

Ay v. Holder (2d Circuit, February 20, 2014)

Wesley, Hall, Carney (Per Curiam)

Summary: Ramazan Ay is an ethnic Kurd and a citizen of Turkey.  The facts underlying his application for protection are unclear, but it appears he sought asylum after having been arrested and beaten by Turkish security forces and was found...

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

2d Circuit

Hizan v. Kerry (2d Circuit, March 12, 2014)

POOLER, Newman, Livingston

Summary: Hizam was born in Yemen to a naturalized U.S. citizen father, who submitted an application for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) which was issued. At age 9, Hizam moved to the United States and used his CRBA as proof of his citizenship....

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

9th Circuit

Huang v. Holder (9th Circuit, March 12, 2014)

IKUTA, Farris, Fernandez

Summary:Huang petitioned for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) order upholding the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) denial of her applications for asylum,...

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

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 family thrust into poverty, and unknown to...

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