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Documents in application all that is needed to decide TPS (access required)

Although a defendant satisfied the requirements to receive temporary protected status, or TPS,  and would have been granted TPS had the Immigration and Naturalization Service reviewed all documents in its possession, the denial of TPS was not fundamentally unfair because ...

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Decision on prisoner’s custody of child needed review (access required)

Where an immigration judge determined that an imprisoned father did not have physical custody of his child for purposes of the Child Citizenship Act, that decision should have been reviewed de novo by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Background Howard ...

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Roanoke lawyer, firm sued by country music band (access required)


The Roanoke-based Woods Rogers law firm and an associate at the firm have been sued by a fledgling country music band claiming the firm’s “catastrophic errors” in visa applications has forced the band to start its career over in Europe. ...

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Temporary ex parte order does not satisfy SIJ requirements (access required)

A temporary ex parte custody order did not qualify as a state court custody order sufficient to meet the requirements necessary for plaintiff to obtain special immigrant juvenile status. Background Under 8 U.S.C. §1101(a)(27)(J), immigrant children may become lawful permanent ...

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