Immigration Review

Immigration Review

A weekly podcast of immigration case summaries and practice insights from your host, Kevin A. Gregg, a partner at the law firm Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. Each Monday, the Immigration Review podcast reviews the latest published opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and all U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals—discussing some in depth, providing holdings for others, and always giving practical insights, rummaging through the week’s decisions so you don’t have to. *Read about your host and the KKTP law firm here: https://www.kktplaw.com/attorney/gregg-kevin-a/... Show More

Episodes

March 1, 2021 39 min

[2:26] Oliveira v. Wilkinson, No. 19-1258 (1st Cir. Feb. 22, 2021)

  • INA § 245(i) adjustment of status; approvable when filed; meritorious in fact; Matter of Butt
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    [10:11] Matter of L-L-P-, 28 I&N Dec. 241 (BIA 2021)

  • special rule cancellation of removal under INA § 240A(b)(2); statutory construction; legislative intent
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    [15:42] Molina-Diaz v. Wilkinson, No. 15-2321 (1st Cir. Feb. 25, 2021)

  • clean credibility finding; adverse credibili...
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    Chacon v. Wilkinson, No. 18-71515 (9th Cir. Feb. 18, 2021)

  • particularly serious crime; importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms without a license in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(1)(A); aggravated felony; illicit trafficking in firearms; categorical approach

  • Naranjo Garcia v. Wilkinson, No. 19-72803 (9th Cir. Feb. 18, 2021)

  • nexus; mixed motive; asylum; particular social group; family; property owner; gang recruitment; “one r...
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    [2:53] Diaz De Gomez v. Wilkinson, No. 19-2115 (4th Cir. Feb. 8, 2021)

  • asylum; nexus; particular social group; nuclear family; extortion; gang recruitment; death threats; Los Zetas; Guatemala; Matter of A-B- II; Matter of L-E-A- II
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    [8:36] Macedo Templos v. Wilkinson, No. 15-73122 (9th Cir. Feb. 9, 2021)

  •  withholding of removal; particular social group; nexus; “Mexican wealthy business owners”; Convention Against Torture; “rogue offi...
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    [2:44] Barahona v. Wilkinson, No. 20-1546 (8th Cir. Feb. 3, 2021) 

  • serious non-political crime; asylum; probable cause; INA §§ 208(b)(2)(A)(iii), 241(b)(3)(B)(iii); burdens; Interpol Red Notice 
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    [9:00] Tibakweitira v. Wilkinson, No. 18-60459 (5th Cir. Feb. 2, 2021) 

  • withholding of removal; jurisdiction; particularly serious crime; INA § 242(a)(2)(C); Nasrallah; three member panel (BIA) and due process; motion to reopen 
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    [13:56] Marti...

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    [2:26] Amaya v. Rosen, No. 19-1619 (4th Cir. Jan. 25, 2021)

  • asylum; particular social group; particularity; former gang members; MS-13; El Salvador 


  • [8:36] Kaur v. Wilkinson, No. 18-73001 (9th Cir. Jan. 29, 2021)

  •  past persecution; attempted gang rape; sexual violence; nexus to government actor even when political party not in power; India; Mann Party
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    [14:14] Matter of H-L-S-A-, 28 I&N Dec. 228 (BIA 2021)

  • asylum; particular social ...
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    [1:48] Introduction
     
    [2:53] Interview with Ed Ramos

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    Helpful resources for issues discussed on the episode:

  • Mechanics of filing a PFR 
  • Practice Advisory on Guerrero-Lasprilla 
  • Practice Advisory on materiality post-Patel
  • Practice Advisory on jurisdiction post-Patel


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    [2:39] Matter of Dikhtyar, 28 I&N Dec. 214 (BIA 2021)

  • modified categorical approach; divisibility; Utah Code § 58-37-8(2)(a)(i); controlled substance offenses; different penalties 
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    [10:25] Nkomo v. Att’y Gen. U.S., No. 19-2781 (3d Cir. Jan. 21, 2021)

  • motion to reopen; equitable tolling; exhaustion



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     [2:13] Matter of A-B-, 28 I&N Dec. 199 (A.G. 2021) 

  • past persecution; unable or unwilling; relocation; nexus; but-for cause; Brand-X and Chevron 
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     [8:52] Al Amiri v. Rosen, No. 19-1447 (1st Cir. Jan. 11, 2021) 

  • asylum; Iraq; objectively reasonable fear; nexus; trips to country of removal 
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     [13:05] Hussein v. Rosen, No. 18-70780 (9th Cir. Jan. 11, 2021) 

  • asylum; due process rights of pro se respondents; IJ’s duty to develop the re...
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    [2:26] Matter of O-M-O-, 28 I&N Dec. 191 (BIA 2021)

  • adverse credibility; fraudulent document finding; IJ authority; expert testimony
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    [8:10] Velasquez Alvarado v. U.S. Att'y Gen., No. 20-10599 (11th Cir. Jan. 5, 2021)

  • asylum; particular social group; women unable to leave their relationship; Matter of A-B-; women viewed as property
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    [12:28] Ovalles v. Rosen, No. 17-60498 (5th Cir. Jan. 6, 2021)

  • motions to reopen; equitable tolli...
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    [2:11] Mendoza-Flores v. Rosen, No. 19-60225 (5th Cir. Dec. 29, 2020)

  • mootness; removal from the U.S.; collateral legal consequences; T-Visa
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    [6:59] Flores v. Rosen, No. 17-72888 (9th Cir. Dec. 30, 2020)

  • Special Agricultural Worker program (SAW); admissibility; statutory construction 
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    [11:31] USA v. Al-Muwwakkil, No. 18-6201 (4th Cir. Dec. 28, 2020)

  • violent felony; ACCA; crime of violence aggravated felony; divisibility; categorical ap...
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    [1:47] Interview with the Student Clinic for Immigrant Justice (SCIJ) 

  • Jonathan Goldman, Executive Director
  • Students with SCIJ from Worcester State University and Brown University
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    [2:53] Matter of Rivera-Mendoza, 28 I&N Dec. 184 (BIA 2020) 

  • Or. Rev. Stat. § 163.545(1); crime of child abuse, child neglect, or child abandonment; INA § 237(a)(2)(E)(i)
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    [7:31] Rad v. Att’y Gen. U.S., No. 19-1404 (3d Cir. Dec. 21, 2020) 

  • aggravated felony; INA §§ 101(a)(43)(M)(i) and 101(a)(43)(U); deceit; $10,000 amount; CAN-SPAM Act; 18 U.S.C. § 1037(a); Chenery doctrine  
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    [17:26] Mohamed v. Barr, No. 19-3356 (8th Cir. Dec. 23...

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    [2:22] Matter of M-A-M-Z-, 28 I&N Dec. 173 (BIA 2020)  

  • asylum; expert testimony; particular social group; nexus; family-based groups; cartels in Mexico; Ren v. Holder, continuances, and corroborating evidence 
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    [7:56] Marquez-Paz v. Barr, No. 19-2230 (1st Cir. Dec. 18, 2020) 

  • asylum; withholding of removal; nexus to a protected ground; Honduran landowners 
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    [9:41] Addo v. Barr, No. 18-9560 (10th Cir. Dec. 14, 2020) 

  • asylum; Ghana; ...
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    [2:10] Dos Santos v. U.S. Att'y Gen., No. 19-12383 (11th Cir. Dec. 11, 2020)

  •  admissions and concessions; “egregious circumstances”; binding on litigants; prejudice
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    [7:24] Singh, et al. v Barr, No. 19-70932 (9th Cir. Dec. 9, 2020)

  •  credible fear; expedited removal; INA § 242; jurisdiction; motion to reopen

  • [10:52] Igiebor v. Barr, No. 19-9579 (10th Cir. Dec. 7, 2020)

  • Convention Against Torture (CAT); homosexuality; Nigeria; facili...
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    Matter of Melgar, 28 I&N Dec. 169 (BIA 2020)

  • ineffective assistance of counsel; Lozada; prejudice; Utah Code Ann. § 76-5‑109(3)(B); crime of child abuse, abandon, or neglect

  • Alfaro-Garcia v. U.S. Att'y Gen., No. 19-12068 (11th Cir. Nov. 30, 2020)

  • motion to reopen after removal; reinstatement; jurisdiction

  • Medina Tovar, et. al. v. Zuchowski, et. al. , No. 18-35072 (9th Cir.  Dec. 3, 2020)

  • U-Visas; U-nonimmigrant status; Special A...
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    [2:29] Matter of Padilla Rodriguez, 28 I&N Dec. 164 (BIA 2020) 

  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS); admission; adjustment of status 

  • [8:40] Bedoya v. Barr, No. 19-1930 (4th Cir. Nov. 25, 2020)  

  • asylum; past persecution; death threats; Colombia; Colombian police officer 

  • [12:42] Hernandez-Serrano v. Barr, No. 20-0367 (6th Cir. Nov. 24, 2020) 

  • Administrative closure; regulatory interpretation 

  • [18:36] Barrados-Zarate v. Barr, No. 20-104...

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    In this special Thanksgiving episode, Kevin speaks with  retired immigration Judge Zsa Zsa DePaolo about immigration law, her career, and best practices for all attorneys in immigration court.

    [2:53] Interview with retired Immigration Judge Zsa Zsa DePaolo

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    [2:17] Sanchez Rosales et al. v. Barr, No. 18-70666 (9th Cir. Nov. 18, 2020)

  •  motion to reopen; ineffective assistance of counsel; in absentia; notario

  • [6:55] Castillo v. Barr, No. 19-72745 (9th Cir. Nov. 18, 2020)

  • Convention Against Torture (CAT); El Salvador; expert testimony; standard for reviewing expert testimony; gang activity; MS-13

  • [11:20] Celicourt v. Barr, No. 20-1201 (1st Cir. Nov. 17, 2020)

  •  asylum; evidentiary burden; patte...
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    [2:38] Matter of H-Y-Z-, 28 I&N Dec. 156 (BIA 2020) 

  • motion to reopen; sua sponte; ineffective assistance of counsel; prejudice; frivolous finding; Lozada in the 3d Circuit 

  • [8:08] Student Clinic for Immigrant Justice

  • https://www.scijimmigration.org

  • [9:18] Wambura v. Barr, No. 19-1360 (4th Cir. Nov. 13, 2020) 

  • burdens; relief; aggravated felony; INA § 101(a)(43)(M)(i); $10,000 amount of loss; corroboration; CAT deferral; Tanzania 

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    [2:26] Matter of Negusie, 28 I&N Dec. 120 (A.G. 2020) 

  • persecutor bar; asylum and withholding of removal; duress and voluntariness; history of asylum; 1967 protocol; evidentiary burden 

  • [9:33] Khan v. Att’y Gen. U.S., No. 19-1427 (3d Cir. Nov. 3, 2020) 

  • LPR cancellation of removal; INA § 240A(a); stop-time rule; statutory interpretation; vacated conviction; Conn. Gen. Stat § 21a-279(c) for possession of less than a half ounce of m...
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