Immigration Litigation Update

Submitted by Hena Mansori on June 12, 2014 - 12:00am

9th Circuit

United States v. Quintero-Junco (9th Cir. June 12, 2014)

SMITH, McKeown, Robart

Summary: Appellant Quintero-Junco was convicted of illegal reentry after deportation, in violation of 8 USC § 1326.  On appeal, he challenged the categorization of his prior Arizona attempted sexual conviction as a “forcible sex offense” and...

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

9th Circuit

Jiang v. Holder (9th Circuit, June 12, 2014)

NAVARRO (by designation), O’Scannlain, Bea (partial concurrence and partial dissent)

Summary: “The panel denied a petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on June 11, 2014 - 12:00am

8th Circuit

Irshad v. Johnson, et al (8th Circuit, June 11, 2014)

COLLOTON, Wollman, Gwender

Summary:Irshad, a native of Afghanistan, was granted asylum in 1998 and subsequently applied for adjustment of status in 1999. However, in 2008, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) denied...

Submitted by Hena Mansori on June 6, 2014 - 12:00am

8th Circuit

Cabrera Cardona v. Holder (8th Cir. June 6, 2014)

SHEPHERD, Riley, Gruender

Summary: Petitioner Cabrera Cardona pled no contest in 2002 to manslaughter and tampering with evidence, incidents that were charged in the same charging document and arose out of same-day actions.  DHS NTA’d Cabrera Cardona in 2003, charging his...

Submitted by Hena Mansori on June 6, 2014 - 12:00am

5th Circuit

Amilcar Contreras v. Holder (5th Cir. June 6, 2014)

HIGGINBOTHAM, Clement, Higginson

Summary: Petitioner Amilcar Contreras applied for special rule cancellation under NACARA, but his application was denied and he was ordered removed after the IJ and BIA determined that his 1992 Virginia conviction for carnal knowledge of a...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on June 3, 2014 - 12:00am

8th Circuit

Njoroge v. Holder (8th Cir. June 3, 2014)

SMITH, Beam, Benton

Summary: Njoroge – a native of Kenya seeking protection based on her fear of being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) – petitioned for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) dismissal of her appeal of an...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on June 2, 2014 - 12:00am

10th Circuit

Garcia-Mendoza v. Holder (10th Circuit, June 2, 2014)

BRISCOE, Porfilio, O’Brien

Summary:“Enrique Garcia-Mendoza petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) decision upholding the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) denial of his...

Submitted by Mark Fleming on May 30, 2014 - 12:00am

8th Circuit

United States v. Ovando-Garza (8th Circuit, May 30, 2014)

BYE, Wollman, Benton

Summary:In the context of an illegal reentry prosecution, Defendant sought to suppress evidence of his identity claiming that North Dakota highway patrol violated...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on May 29, 2014 - 12:00am

8th Circuit

Mshihiri v. Holder (8th Circuit, May 29, 2014)

KELLY, Colloton, Shepherd

Summary:Petitioner Mshihiri seeks review of three orders of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): the February 14, 2013 affirmation of the Immigration Judge’s decision...

Submitted by Catherine Matthews on May 27, 2014 - 12:00am

9th Circuit

United States v. Guerrero-Jasso (9th Circuit, May 27, 2014)

BERZON (concurrence), Fernandez (concurrence), Paez

Summary: “The panel vacated a sentence and remanded for further proceedings in a case in which the defendant entered a plea of...

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