The “American Dream” is a Fallacy

Americans continue to kid themselves that if you work hard you can climb the ladder. But the perception and reality are moving farther apart. Economists at Harvard University recently published research on actual and perceived economic mobility in the United States and four European countries. They found an American public in denial. The data show that Americans … Continue reading The “American Dream” is a Fallacy

U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Motions to Reopen – Miller v. Sessions (May 8, 2018)

Miller v. Sessions (May 8, 2018) - "The question presented in this case is what happens when ... two statutory provisions collide? If DHS reinstates a removal order that was entered in absentia, can the noncitizen still file a motion to reopen under § 1229a(b)(5)(C)(ii) “at any time” on the ground that she never received notice of the prior hearing? Or … Continue reading U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Motions to Reopen – Miller v. Sessions (May 8, 2018)

Expert: Anne Frank Analogy Appropriate to DOJ Prosecution Proposal

Stuart Anderson, May 9, 2018 - "Imagine your child faces death or enslavement at the hands of predators and all legal avenues of escape and refuge have been blocked. Would you attempt to enter another country unlawfully and seek asylum? Found hiding in an attic, Anne Frank died in the Holocaust after her father exhausted all … Continue reading Expert: Anne Frank Analogy Appropriate to DOJ Prosecution Proposal

Class-Action Filed Against Bank of America for Employment Discrimination Against Non-Citizens

MALDEF, May 3, 2018 - "Bank of America illegally denies employment to qualified applicants based on their immigration status even though they are authorized to work in the United States, a lawsuit filed in federal court today charged. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and the law firm Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC of Winston-Salem, … Continue reading Class-Action Filed Against Bank of America for Employment Discrimination Against Non-Citizens

Two New AAO I-601 Hardship Waiver Victories

Alan Lee writes: "The law firm won two recent non-precedential decisions at the U.S.C.I.S. Administrative Appeals Office which sided with us in our appeals of I-601 denials.  An I-601 approval is required to waive grounds of inadmissibility, which in these cases involved fraud or misrepresentation.  The standard required for waiver approval is the establishment of … Continue reading Two New AAO I-601 Hardship Waiver Victories

AAO 212(h) Hardship Waiver Victory: Matter of D-M-V-, ID# 15302

Matter of D-M-V-, ID# 15302 (AAO Jan. 28, 2016) - "The Applicant was found to be inadmissible to the United States pursuant to section 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(I) of the Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(2)(A)(i)(I), for having been convicted of crimes involving moral turpitude. He filed a Form 1-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, on October 10,2014. The … Continue reading AAO 212(h) Hardship Waiver Victory: Matter of D-M-V-, ID# 15302