There has been a lot of discussions about US and Canadian criminal admissibility issues. Very rarely have people talked about Mexico. Until recently, it appears that Mexico did not spend significant time investigating these issues and any legal prohibitions on criminal admissibility were largely unenforced. This appears to be changing.
Congress has provided the United States Customs and Border Patrol (“CBP”) a very powerful tool to prevent non-citizens from entering the United States for long period of time — up-to life entry bar if in the subjective opinion of the border officer that individual has committed one or more infractions
Section 37(1)(a) of the Canadian Immigrant and Refugee Protection Act (“IRPA”) provides that an individual is not admissible to Canada if (s)he engaged in organized criminality. Hussain Saif allowed his address to be used as mail drop for an putative immigrants attempting to document their claims. Roughly 300 individuals were
The immigration law firm of Parrilli and Rennison is considering an interesting challenge to the H1B lottery scheme? They argue that the lottery is not statutorily authorized and that the agency must proceed on a straight first in first out basis with priority dates given in fashion similar to the
“Deferred Inspection” is immigration “limbo.” This happens when a person arrives in the US and cannot completely satisfy the Border Agent of their admissibility, but the agent does not believe that they are a risk. The person is not officially “admitted” to the United States, but they are allowed to
Yesterday, United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the contenious case of United States v Texas. This case involves the State of Texas’ challenge to President Obama’s program to allow undocumented parents of US citizen parents to remain in the United States despite their nebulous legal status. Particularly in
Earlier I reported on the lawsuit in the Northern District of California challenging the new “International Megan’s Law” which codified a program previously put in place by the United States Marshall’s Service called “Operation Angel Watch.” Under that program, the Marshall’s Service notified foreign countries when a convicted sex offender
This is a shout out to my good friend Larry Margolis at Law in Ann Arbor for his on his great handout on Michigan Criminal Immigration consequences. The handout breaks down most popular Michigan criminal offenses and indicates whether they are crimes involving moral turpitude (“CIMTs”) and/or aggravated felonies.
Ninth Circuit Finds BIA’s Interpretation of “Obstruction of Justice” Raises Grave Constitutional Doubts
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that the BIA’s revised interpretation of “obstruction of justice” announced in Matter of Valenzuela Gallardo, which required only “the affirmative and intentional attempt, with specific intent, to interfere with the process of justice,” departed from the BIA’s prior construction of
On February 8, 2016, President Obama signed into law the “International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking (H.R. 4573).” The bill requires the notification of foreign governments when a citizen of United States registered as a sex offender for sexual offense involving a minor is going to