Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

"On June 27, 2013, Ombudsman Maria M. Odom submitted the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman 2013 Annual Report to Congress.  In her message (PDF, 2 pages – 473 KB), Ombudsman Odom writes:
"Good government …

"[W]e hold that sentencing courts may not apply the modified categorical approach when the crime of which the defendant was convicted has a single, indivisible set of elements." – Descamps v. U.S., June 20, 2013.
See also, Waiting for De…

EB-5 expert Stephen W. Yale-Loehr comments on the May 30, 2013 USCIS EB-5 Adjudications Policy Memo. – Bender's Immigration Bulletin, June 27, 2013.

Immigration expert Stephen W. Yale-Loehr discusses Immigration and Nationality Law: Problems and Strategies, by Lenni B. Benson, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Lindsay A. Curcio, Principal, Law Office of Lindsay A. Curcio, A…

Immigration expert Stephen W. Yale-Loehr comments on today's news regarding CIR from the AILA Convention in San Francisco. – Bender's Immigration Bulletin (LexisNexis) June 27, 2013.

The offense of traveling in interstate commerce with the intent to distribute the proceeds of an unlawful drug enterprise in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1952(a)(1)(A) (2006) is not an “aggravated felony” under section 101(a)(43)(B) of the…

"Arizona filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block one of the nation's largest community college systems from providing reduced tuition to young immigrants granted deferred deportation by the Obama administration.  The lawsuit underscores Arizona&…

"A Hollywood genius might have been hard-pressed to produce a more perfect ending to Melanie Servetas' story.  Servetas was marrying the love of her life Wednesday morning near a picturesque Rio de Janeiro beach.  At the same time, t…

"Francisco Cardenas-Delgado, a legal permanent resident of the United States since 1976, appeals from the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (“BIA”) decision affirming an immigration judge’s (“IJ”) decision that he i…

(1) A grant of asylum is not an “admission” to the United States under section 101(a)(13)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(13)(A) (2006).
(2) When termination of an alien’s asylum status occurs in con…