National Legal Center for Immigrants
Introduction to Immigration Law Practice: A Course for New Practitioners
October 18- 19, 2011
Louisville, KY 40202
Overview of Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization
October 19 - 20, 2011
Phoenix, AZ 85013
By Charles Wheeler
The most ambiguous and hotly contested provision in the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) concerns the status of derivative beneficiaries after they age out. The relevant provision, codified in INA § 203(h)(3), reads as follows:
By Karen Siciliano Lucas
Part 1: Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Part of Georgia’s HB 87
On Monday, June 27, 2011, federal Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. temporarily blocked the implementation of two sections of Georgia’s controversial immigration law, House Bill 87. He did so by issuing a preliminary injunction, which prevents the state of Georgia from enforcing these sections of the law until a final determination can be made by a federal court as to their constitutionality.
By Susan Schreiber
By Nadine Wettstein
In a deeply split decision, with separate concurring and dissenting opinions, the en banc Ninth Circuit significantly expanded the reach of its “modified categorical approach” for deciding whether a conviction was an aggravated felony or a crime involving moral turpitude. The court overturned a prior en banc decision, Navarro-Lopez v. Gonzales, 503 F.3d 1063 (9th Cir. 2007), which had governed immigration cases arising in the Ninth Circuit since 2007.