US DHS Memo on Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration and Removal

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a memo implementing President Trump’s two executive orders issued in January 2017 on immigration and removal, which expand the administration’s enforcement targets, requests more border officers and alludes to a new policy on expedited removals. The DHS prioritizes for removal aliens who: • Have been convicted of any READ MORE

Department of Homeland Security Rescinding NSEER Program

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is rescinding its (National Security Entry-Exit Registration) NSEER program that was used in the past to screen men between the ages of 16 and 45 from countries with large Arab and Muslim populations. This obsolete program was harmful to individuals and US businesses, a waste of billions of READ MORE

Supreme Court Declines to Rehear Obama Immigration Case

The US Supreme Court has denied the US Department of Justice’s request to rehear US. v. Texas, the case challenging President Obama’s executive action on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  President Obama’s executive action was appropriate and the Court’s failure to READ MORE

Attorney General Finds No Right to Counsel in Removal Proceedings

In the midnight hours of the Bush Administration, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey overruled decades of precedent and ruled that aliens have no constitutional right to challenge the outcome of their deportation hearings based on their lawyers’ errors.   In his 33-page decision,  Matter of Compean, 24 I & N Dec. 710 (A.G. 2009), he overruled the READ MORE

Immigration Court Practice Manual Effective July 1, 2008

The Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (EOIR) Immigration Court Practice Manual will be effective nationwide on July 1, 2008, and all parties appearing before a US immigration on or after this date must comply with the rules and procedures in this manual.   This will provide consistency to parties, where before they were compelled to learn READ MORE

US Supreme Court Decides on the Side of Illegal Aliens

The US Supreme Court reversed the 5th Circuit in Dada v. Mukasey, making it easier for some foreigners who overstay their visas to seek to remain in the US legally. The court ruled 5-4 that an illegal alien may withdraw request for voluntary departure and continue to try to legalize his or her status in the US.  READ MORE