Recent Court Decision Rejects INS’ Unconstitutional Interpretation of Law and Forces Reopening of Ca

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30th May 2000

As a result of several recent momentous defeats in court, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has been forced to change its policies of denying all relief from deportation to immigrants convicted of certain … more

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Court Refuses to Allow Adopted Parents to Classify Their Niece as Orphan

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22nd May 2000

In an attempt to obtain a better life for their child, parents who live outside of the United States sometimes consider allowing their U.S. immigrant relatives to adopt their child. They do this hoping that it will allow their child … more

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Defense of Undocumented Aliens

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8th May 2000

Illegal aliens – are you afraid of being stopped by immigration officers? Are you afraid of being at the wrong place at the wrong time? Under current law you may have a defense if this happens to you. We constantly … more

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Relief from Deportation: Voluntary Departure Available to Aliens Who Waive Their Right to Appeal

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1st May 2000

In a recent decision the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) ruled that an alien in deportation proceeding must expressly waive his right to an appeal before voluntary departure may be granted by the immigration judge. This requirement protects the alien’s … more

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