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4th Cir.: Travel ban’s third iteration likely unconstitutional (access required)

The appellate court affirmed a nationwide preliminary injunction on the Trump administration’s travel ban, which the district court held was a likely violation of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedoms. Background Seven days after taking office, President Donald Trump ...

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Persecution targeting family prevents removal (access required)

Petitioner Reynaldo Salgado-Sosa, a native citizen of Honduras, seeks asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. According to testimony found credible by the Immigration Judge, Salgado-Sosa and his family operated two small businesses out of their ...

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BIA’s asylum rejection not adequately explained (access required)

The court of appeals vacated a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals to deny Petitioner Felipe de Jesus Molina Mendoza’s request for asylum, finding that the tribunals below failed to show that they fairly considered all of the relevant ...

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Asylum Application – Untimely – Changed Circumstances (access required)

Even though the Honduran petitioner failed to seek asylum within one year of arriving in the U.S., since his arrest by immigration authorities led to more violence against his family and threats against his associates in more Honduran cities, petitioner ...

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Deferred Prosecution Is ‘Conviction’ Under INA (access required)

A divided 4th Circuit panel rejects a petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals order finding petitioner, a physician and citizen of India, both removable and inadmissible based on a North Carolina deferred prosecution agreement for computer solicitation ...

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Judge’s Improper Comments Were ‘Plain Error’ (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates the immigration fraud conviction of an Algerian native who entered the U.S. through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, because the district judge’s “persistent and repeated” improper comments on the Program and its participants, all to the ...

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