National Legal Center for Immigrants
By Debbie Smith
By Susan Schreiber
Three recent circuit court decisions provide some good news for immigrants related to immigration consequences of criminal offenses. These decisions, summarized below, address (a) analyzing when an offense is a crime of moral turpitude; (b) LPR eligibility for an INA § 212(h) waiver; and (c) conviction finality.
1. Can DACA recipients travel abroad?
Yes, but only if they receive permission from the government.
By Tatyana Delgado, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorney
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum allowing individuals who entered the U.S. as children and meet certain guidelines to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting DACA applications in August 2012 and issuing DACA approvals in September 2012. This article provides updates on a variety of issues related to DACA eligibility and adjudications.
In this webinar we will review how priority dates are established, how they can be lost, and under what circumstances they may be recovered.
Now that 2014 is just around the corner, it's time to find out about trainings available to you in the coming year!
New Policy on Minors and False Claims to U.S. Citizenship
By Sarah Bronstein
BIA Affirms Effect of Entry with False Claim of Citizenship
By Charles Wheeler
Recent Circuit Court Cases on Derivation and Acquisition
By Jennie Guilfoyle and Debbie Smith
Derivation of Citizenship
Derivative citizenship under former INA § 321(a) does not require LPR status prior to turning 18, as long as the individual was residing in the United States before age 18, the Second Circuit held on August 12, 2013. Nwozuzu v. Holder (2d Cir. 2013)