By Ilissa Mira
Unlawful voting has serious consequences for noncitizens. The BIA confirmed this in a precedent decision finding that a noncitizen is removable under INA § 237(a)(6)(A), regardless of whether the alien knew that he or she was unlawfully voting in violation of 18 USC § 611(a). Matter of Fitzpatrick, 26 I&N Dec. 559 (BIA 2015).
By Charles Wheeler
EWTN’s News Nightly highlights the challenges within the immigration court system. In an interview, CLINIC Executive Director, Jeanne M. Atkinson and FAIR’s Dan Stein react to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision to maintain a temporary halt of Executive Action. The segment begins at 10:12. Source: EWTN News Nightly. Read the article. May 27, 2015.
Twenty-six states (the “states”) are challenging the government’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (“DAPA”) as violative of the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) and the Take Care Clause of the Constitution.
CLINIC’s 15th annual Convening took place in Salt Lake City, Utah last week. Each year, the Convening presents an opportunity for dialogue between federal agencies, direct service providers, and advocates on immigration issues affecting communities across the nation. This year, we were honored to have two distinguished government speakers: León Rodríguez, Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Juan P. Osuna, Director of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR).
CLINIC convened immigrant advocates in Salt Lake City, Utah May 13-15, 2015. At the event’s plenary, Jeanne M. Atkinson, CLINIC Executive Director, pointed to the Utah Compact, explaining “It really feels like we are among friends here.” León Rodríguez, Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Juan Osuna, Director of the U.S.