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Recent BIA Decisions on Asylum and Withholding

By Debbie Smith The BIA issued several decisions on in the past several months addressing various asylum and withholding of removal issues.  The issues addressed included the following: the particularly serious crime standard; internal relocation requirements for asylum; the commission of a serious nonpolitical crime outside the United States; and authority to terminate and review the termination of asylum status. The Particularly Serious Crime Bar to Asylum

BIA Addresses Removal Order After Departure

By Susan Schreiber If your client is in removal proceedings and then departs the United States, what happens to the pending proceedings?  After all, DHS is trying to get your client to leave and now it has.  Can you just go to court, report your client's departure, and then ask the judge to terminate proceedings?

Update from Ciudad Juarez

By Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler CLINIC conducted its annual family-based immigration law conference in El Paso on November 14-15, followed by a tour of the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez (CDJ) on November 16.  Sean Simmons, USCIS Acting Field Office Director, and Cathy Holt, Immigrant Visa Chief, US Consulate, CDJ, gave presentations and answered questions from participants.  The following are some of the highlights, although these are unofficial minutes. Waivers

Agency Recognition and Staff Accreditations

CLINIC congratulates the following member agencies and program staff on receiving recognition and new BIA credentials, respectively: Center for Latino Progress, Hartford, CT, a CLINIC subscriber, received agency recognition from the Board of Immigration Appeals on 10/11/2012.

Acorn Outreach (AO) in Corvallis, Oregon, a CLINIC subscriber, has received agency recognition from the Board of Immigration Appeals

VAWA Self-Petition Issues

By Kristina Karpinski and Susan Schreiber

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