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The recent increase in youth fleeing violence in Central America and seeking protection in the United States has left federal authorities scrambling to find facilities to temporarily house these children until they can be reunited with family members or placed into foster care to await their immigration hearings. Many state and local leaders have taken steps to welcome this vulnerable population including offers to convert vacant buildings or military bases into emergency shelters.

16th Annual Family Immigration Law Conference; Optional Half-Day Intro Session


Co-Sponsored by:

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Catholic Charities of Dallas, and
Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services

November 12–13, 2014

Optional half-day introduction to family-based immigration law session, November 11

The tour of the consulate is now full

By Charles Wheeler

The BIA has issued two recent unpublished decisions shedding some further light on how the agency interprets eligibility for the unlawful presence and the prior deportation waiver.  Both involve the effect of the person’s presence in the United States and whether that time can count toward the running of the three-year bar (unlawful presence) and the ten-year bar (prior order of removal).  We stress that these two decisions are unpublished and thus cannot be used as precedent in other cases.