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Briefs and Decisions

Amicus Brief filed with USCIS in Support of Petition for U-Nonimmigrant Status — U-visa, arrest records, discretionary denial

Amicus Brief filed with BIA in Support of Eligibility for 212(c) Relief (filed with BIA 2018; pending) — 212(c), twin pillars, CIMT, Judulang

“Supplemental Brief in Support of Statutory Motion to Reconsider and Terminate or Remand (in Light of Pereira v. Sessions)” (filed with BIA, July 2018) — motion to reconsider, equitable tolling, Pereira, cancellation of removal, stop-time

“Statutory Motion to Reconsider and Terminate in Light of Sessions v. Dimaya (and Pereira v. Sessions) (filed with the Houston Immigration Court, July 2018) — counsel Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero (of Nixon Peabody), motion to reconsider, aggravated felony, equitable tolling, categorical approach, crime of violence

Statutory Motion to Reconsider and Terminate in Light of Obeya v. Sessions (filed with BIA March 2018) — motion to reconsider, petit larceny, 155.25, CIMT, retroactivity, equitable tolling

Statutory Motion to Reconsider and Terminate in Light of Harbin v. Sessions (filed with BIA July 2017) — motion to reconsider, aggravated felony, controlled substance offense, equitable tolling, NYPL 220.31

Mohamed v. Sessions, 727 F. App’x 32 (2d Cir. 2018) — conviction finality, Ozkok, Puello, Chevron, rule of lenity, Lorillard

Amicus briefs filed with BIA re. conviction finality — conviction finality, Ozkok, Puello, Chevron, rule of lenity, Lorillard

Matter of Mendez, 27 I&N Dec. 219 (BIA 2018) — adjudicative retroactivity, CIMT, Lugo, Second Circuit

Andrews v. Sessions (2d Cir. 2018; pending) — counsel David Debold (of Gibson Dunn), motion to reconsider, categorical approach, aggravated felony, controlled substance offense, equitable tolling, Harbin, NYPL 220.31

Matthews v. Sessions (2d Cir. 2018; pending) — counsel David Zimmer (of Goodwin Proctor), Soram, Velasquez-Herrera, Mendoza-Osorio, categorical approach, realistic probability, endangering the welfare of a child, child abuse, NYPL 260.10(1), Esquivel-Quintana

Lucio-Rayos v. Sessions, 875 F.3d 573 (10th Cir. 2017) — counsel Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, amicus counsel Stanford Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, modified categorical approach, burden of proof, divisible statute, Almanza-Arenas, relief eligibility, cancellation of removal

Gutierrez v. Sessions, 887 F.3d 770 (6th Cir. 2018) — counsel Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, amicus counsel Stanford Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, modified categorical approach, burden of proof, divisible statute, Almanza-Arenas, relief eligibility, cancellation of removal

Marinelarena v. Sessions (9th Cir. 2018; pending en banc) — counsel Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, amicus counsel Stanford Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, modified categorical approach, burden of proof, divisible statute, Almanza-Arenas, relief eligibility, cancellation of removal, conspiracy, expungement, CPC 182(a)(1)

Cruz Tellez v. Sessions (5th Cir. 2018; pending) — motion to reconsider, Mathis, categorical approach, equitable tolling, aggravated felony, drug trafficking, TH&SC 481.120

Khalid v. Sessions (2d Cir. 2018; pending) — Child Citizenship Act, derivative citizenship, physical custody, forced separation, rule of lenity, doctrine of constitutional avoidance, fundamental rights

Obeya v. Sessions, 884 F.3d 442 (2d Cir. 2018) — counsel Richard Mark (of Gibson Dunn), petit larceny, adjudicative retroactivity, 155.25, CIMT, Diaz-Lizarraga, Lugo, Second Circuit

 

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