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US Supreme Court takes up debate over immigration deportation rule

In a debate that involved dueling federal statutes and immigration case law, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court questioned whether a permanent resident may seek discretionary relief from removal based on a conviction where he did not depart and reenter the United States.

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10-1932 Moosa v. Holder

Immigration Asylum; Pakistan Being a single Westernized woman is not a sufficient reason to obtain asylum when facing removal to Pakistan. “The reasons cited by the Board and its conclusions are consistent with our repeated reminder that ‘general conditions of ...

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09-2607 Frederick v. Holder

Immigration An alien convicted of sexual abuse of a minor is not eligible for waiver of removal. “The Supreme Court held in St. Cyr that ‘§ 212(c) relief remains available for aliens . . . whose convictions were obtained through ...

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10-1397 Kiorkis v. Holder

Immigration Asylum; Lebanon It was not error to deny asylum to a Christian facing deportation to Lebanon. “Kiorkis’s argument concerning the evidentiary standards applied by the immigration court is not supported by the record. Kiorkis has failed to identify any ...

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10-1401 Lin v. Holder

Immigration Asylum; removal; credibility determinations An IJ did not err when she made an adverse credibility determination regarding appellant’s claims in an asylum application that the Chinese government had forced his wife’s abortion and sterilization, where there were inconsistencies in ...

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