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AG/BIA New Precedent Decision 10/12/2016

Matter of SILVA-TREVINO, 26 I&N Dec. 826 (BIA 2016) The BIA concluded that the categorical and modified categorical approaches provide the proper framework for determining when a conviction is for a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT). The BIA further found … Continue reading

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Avoiding Immigration Scams

UPDATE: Lately immigrants all over the country are being targeted in phone scams. Scammers may call or email, pretending to be a government official. They say that there is a problem with an application or additional information is required to continue the … Continue reading

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Can Cases with Criminal Convictions be Considered Low Priority Under the Morton Memo?

The Morton memo of June 17, 2011, titled Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion, states clearly that cases will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and certain specific factors are to be considered and applied individually to each case. Determinations on cases are to be made … Continue reading

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What Happens to Low Priority Deportation Cases?

Under the Morton memo, DHS can determine whether a case is low priority or not. In order to do so, certain specific factors are to be considered and applied individually to each case. While DHS has made clear that no category of cases … Continue reading

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PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION & LOW PRIORITY DEPORTATION CASES

On August 18, the Obama Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the establishment of a high-level joint Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Department of Justice (DOJ) working group. This new group is to make sure that DHS and … Continue reading

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