Suspension of Deportation May Be Available Once Again

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24th Jan 2001

On November 30, 2000, the INS and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (“Immigration Court”) published a proposed rule which would permit certain individuals in deportation proceedings to apply for Suspension of Deportation, instead of its more stringent replacement, Cancellation … more

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Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Conviction Arguably is not a ‘Crime of Violence’ for Deportation Purpo

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17th Jan 2001

An Immigration Judge in Arizona recently terminated a deportation proceeding based on domestic violence-related misdemeanor convictions after concluding that the convictions were not “crimes of violence” under the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA). The INA describes various types of criminal … more

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New Visa Allows Family Members to Join their Spouses

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6th Jan 2001

On December 21, 2000, the president signed into law the Legal Immigration Family Equity Act (LIFE Act). The LIFE Act unites families by addressing the problem created by the long backlog of immigrant visa applications for spouses and minor children … more

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