Immigration Court

Withholding of Removal Win In Court

Last Friday, our firm won a withholding of removal case for an individual from Central America. After being here for over twenty years and suddenly getting their immigration benefit taken away because of ineffective assistance of counsel on criminal law issues, we fought for their immigration case and won. Given the recent trends in immigration …

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The Notice to Appear (NTA) Memorandum Is Now In Effect

By Attorney Cynthia Milian Earlier this year, we wrote to you addressing the recent changes coming to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and their expanded authority to issue Form I-862, also known as the Notice to Appear (NTA). This stems from the June 28, 2018 Memorandum, Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases …

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Immigration Court Statistics and The New Immigration Judges

By attorney: Cynthia Milian The Center for Immigration Studies recently conducted a study on the number of cases pending before the Immigration Court, Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR), and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The reports acknowledge that the number of cases pending have only increased.  As of the date those statistics were …

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The Process of Re-calendaring Administratively Closed Cases—Which Cases are Priority and What Can I Do Now?

 By Attorney Cynthia Milian Around June 2018, we wrote about the case of Castro-Tum, where the Attorney General held that Immigration Judge’s (IJ’s) and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) do not have the general authority to suspend indefinitely immigration proceedings by the administrative closure. The BIA has held that admin closure “is available to …

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What is Happening – A Humanitarian Crisis and Call to Action

What is Happening – A Humanitarian Crisis (Family Separation/Zero Tolerance) I know we have been inundated as immigration attorneys with more changes in the last year and a half than most of the Obama Administration but I want to give you an update from what I have seen on the ground regarding family separation. I …

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My Court Date Got Reset- What’s Next?

 By Cynthia Milian In the last month, many immigration attorneys have scrambled to readjust their schedules and firm personnel to ensure that their clients are prepared and are represented in their upcoming court hearing dates that have been moved from 2019 to the summer of this year. This means that cases that were initially scheduled …

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