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Government given deadline to act on naturalization application (access required)

After a three-year delay in an “expedited” naturalization process, the court imposed a 45-day deadline for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to render a decision or the court will exercise its authority to decide the case. Background Junfei Ge, ...

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Sheriff can enforce immigration laws (access required)

The court rejects plaintiffs’ claim that a county sheriff’s cooperation agreement with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the Department of Homeland Security to enforce federal immigration laws is an unauthorized use of local taxpayer funds. Background Defendant Jenkins, ...

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Denial of asylum to domestic abuse victim was arbitrary and capricious (access required)

The Board of Immigration Appeals acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it upheld the decision of an immigration judge denying asylum to a victim of domestic violence whose uncontroverted testimony established that the police in her home country frequently ignored her ...

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Taking custodial liberties with child a deportable offense (access required)

A defendant who pleaded guilty to taking custodial indecent liberties with a child, a felony under Virginia law, was deportable under the Immigration and Nationality Act because the offense categorically qualified as the aggravated felony of sexual abuse of a ...

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