4th Circuit Grants Review on Asylum Regarding MS-13 and Mara 18

In a reversal of the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals remanded on July 18th, 2014, a case in which an asylum applicant seeks to remain in the United States on the basis of his kinship … Continue reading

Entry Without Inspection Leads to Citizenship Through TPS

  In Ramirez v. Dougherty, the district court for the Western District of Washington, in the Ninth Circuit, held that there was a path to citizenship for an alien from El Salvador who entered the U.S. without having been inspected … Continue reading

TRAC Data Indicates Growing Backlogs in Immigration Courts

By: Helena Coric* U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to experience backlog in its data system. Government enforcement data obtained from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) indicates that the current number of pending cases is up 23 percent, … Continue reading

Statistics Emphasize the Dangers of Over-Simplifying the Deportation Process

By: Helena Coric* The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) recently released some striking information about U.S. federal immigration enforcement. The data is effectively broken up by nationality, geographic location, year and type of immigration charge. It provides a better understand … Continue reading

Hit the Visa Jackpot: How to Apply to the Green Card Lottery-Online Only from October 5, 2010 until November 3, 2010

A brief article oin the Green Card Lottery, how to apply, and the deadlines.

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