Tag Archives: BIA

Board of Immigration Appeals Finds Asylee Cannot Readjustment Status to LPR

Matter of C-J-H, Respondent Decided March 27, 2014 An alien whose status has been adjusted from Asylee to lawful permanent resident cannot subsequently readjust status under INA Section 209(b), 8 USC Section 1159(b)(2012). Factual Background of Decision In a decision dated May 8, 2013, an Immigration Judge (IJ) found the respondent removable on his own […]

AILA/AIC File Amicus Brief on 212(h) Waiver Eligibility

AILA and the American Immigration Council Filed an Amicus Brief arguing that an individual who adjusts to LPR status after entering the U.S. is eligible for a 212(h) waiver because the individual is not “an alien who has previously been admitted to the United States as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence”. Background In […]

EOIR Operations During Lapse in Government Funding

Immigration courts nationwide are continuing to adjudicate detained cases. Court functions that support the detained caseload will continue, but other functions are suspended. For specific information about a particular court, please visit http://www.justice.gov/eoir/ICstatus.htm. The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is processing emergency stay requests as well as cases where the alien is detained, including case appeals, […]

Deportation, Asylum, Withholding of Removal

Conviction for Brandishing a Firearm Qualifies as Crime of Violence – Immigration Court

At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office we have handled many cases and represented hundreds of immigrants in Los Angeles Immigration Court. We have provided safe and effective legal representation and helped keep many Southern California families together. The following is a publication from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Los […]

Grant of Advance Parole is not considered “Departure” Under 212(a)(9)(B)

Ortiz-Bouchet v. Attorney General (11th Circuit, April 23, 2013) Kelvin Ortiz-Bouchet and his wife, Edith Malpica-Zapata petitioned for a review of an order by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), stating that the Immigrant Judge’s (IJ) order or removal on the grounds that they were inadmissible at the time of their adjustment of status. First, the […]