Immigration Review

Kevin A. Gregg, Esq. (kgregg@kktplaw.com)

A weekly podcast of immigration case summaries and practice insights from your host, Kevin A. Gregg, a partner at the law firm Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.

Each Monday, the Immigration Review podcast reviews the latest published opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and all U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals—discussing some in depth, providing holdings for others, and always giving practical insights, rummaging through the week’s decisions so you don’t have to.

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Ep. 213 - Precedential Decisions from 5/21/2024 - 5/27/2024 (serious drug offense; choice of law; changed country condition motion to reopen; Bosnian Muslims; religion and nexus; police informant; deficient NTA; sexual abuse of a minor aggravated felony)
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Ep. 213 - Precedential Decisions from 5/21/2024 - 5/27/2024 (serious drug offense; choice of law; changed country condition motion to reopen; Bosnian Muslims; religion and nexus; police informant; deficient NTA; sexual abuse of a minor aggravated felony)
Brown v. United States, No. 22-6389 (U.S. May 23, 2024)sentence enhancement; ACCA; Pennsylvania marijuana; Florida cocaine; categorical approach point of comparison Matter of M-N-I-, 28 I&N Dec. 803 (BIA 2024)choice of law; change of venue; Matter of Garcia; administrative control court; notice of hearing Tulung v. Garland, No. 23-2430 (1st Cir. May 21, 2024)changed country condition motion to reopen; Chinese Christian; Indonesia; cumulative evidence; point of comparison; new evidenceDurakovic v. Garland, No. 23-2430 (8th Cir. May 20, 2024)Bosnian Muslims; religion and nexus; police information; one central reason vs. a reason; asylum and withholding nexus standard Leger v. U.S. Att'y Gen., No. 22-10971 (11th Cir. May 20, 2024)sexual abuse of a minor aggravated felony; INA § 101(a)(43)(A); Said and marijuana; prior precedent rule; Fla. Stat. § 800.04(4); age differential; statutory rape; generic definition and statutory construction; deficient NTA; claims processing rule argument misconstrued by BIA as jurisdictionSponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Filevine"Your Complete Legal Tech Stack, Supercharged by AI"Promo: Immigration.AI/ImmigrationReview Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER & CREDITSSee Eps. 1-200Support the Show.
Ep. 212 - Precedential Decisions from 5/13/2024 - 5/20/2024 (knock and talk; curtilage; Fourth Amendment; vacating ICE policy and practice; Hague Act Adoption; changed country condition motion to reopen; crimes of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment)
May 20 2024
Ep. 212 - Precedential Decisions from 5/13/2024 - 5/20/2024 (knock and talk; curtilage; Fourth Amendment; vacating ICE policy and practice; Hague Act Adoption; changed country condition motion to reopen; crimes of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment)
Sorto-Vasquez Kidd, et al. v. Mayorkas, et al., (C.D. Cal. May 15, 2024)knock and arrest; knock and talk; curtilage; Fourth Amendment; injunctive relief; vacating ICE policy and practice; Aleman Gonzalez; INA § 242(f) Matter of Furtado, 28 I&N Dec. 794 (BIA 2024)Hague Act Adoption and I-130; exceptions; internal USCIS policy; Central Authority letter; habitual residence Djokro v. Garland, No. 23-1712 (1st Cir. May 17, 2024)changed country condition motion to reopen; Sihotang v. Sessions; Chinese Christian; Indonesia Marquez Cruz v. Garland, No. 23-1676 (4th Cir. May 14, 2024)crimes of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment; attempted second degree child sexual abuse under D.C. Code §§ 22-3009 and 22-3018; attempt crimes and INA § 237(a)(2)(E)(i)Sponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Filevine"Your Complete Legal Tech Stack, Supercharged by AI"Promo: Immigration.AI/ImmigrationReview Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER & CREDITSSee Eps. 1-200Support the Show.
Ep. 211 - Precedential Decisions from 5/6/2024 - 5/12/2024 (FBA Conference!; deficient NTA; reinstatement; exhaustion; claims processing rule; INA § 241(a)(5) not jurisdictional; reasonable fear; family based particular social group; fear of cartels)
May 13 2024
Ep. 211 - Precedential Decisions from 5/6/2024 - 5/12/2024 (FBA Conference!; deficient NTA; reinstatement; exhaustion; claims processing rule; INA § 241(a)(5) not jurisdictional; reasonable fear; family based particular social group; fear of cartels)
Suate-Orellana v. Garland, No. 19-72446 (9th Cir. May 7, 2024) deficient NTA; reinstatement; exhaustion; claims processing rule; INA § 241(a)(5) not jurisdictional; Santos-Zacaria and clearly irreconcilable precedentGalvez-Vicencio v. Garland, No. 23-3018 (8th Cir. May 6, 2024) reasonable fear review; family based particular social group; fear of cartels; retribution; MexicoSponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path."Filevine"Your Complete Legal Tech Stack, Supercharged by AI"Promo: Immigration.AI/ImmigrationReview Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER & CREDITSSee Eps. 1-200Support the Show.
Ep. 210 - Precedential Decisions from 4/29/2024 - 5/5/2024 (crime of domestic violence & mental harms; expert witness & CAT - Iraq; past persecution & Mexican Navy; immutability & business owners; Sinaloa Cartel & CAT; Hague Act on Child Abduction)
May 6 2024
Ep. 210 - Precedential Decisions from 4/29/2024 - 5/5/2024 (crime of domestic violence & mental harms; expert witness & CAT - Iraq; past persecution & Mexican Navy; immutability & business owners; Sinaloa Cartel & CAT; Hague Act on Child Abduction)
Sanchez-Perez v. Garland, No. 23-3004 (6th Cir. Apr. 30, 2024)misdemeanor domestic assault under Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-13-111; crime of domestic violence; physical force; mental harms; bodily injury; United Staes v. Castleman Saleh v. Garland, No. 22-3036 (6th Cir. May 2, 2024)expert witness; attorney concessions; holistic approach to aggregate CAT analysis; Iraq Loredo Rangel v. Garland, No. 23-60089 (5th Cir. May 1, 2024)past persecution; non-physical harm; extreme harm; Mexican Navy Donis-Hernandez de Cabrera v. Garland, No. 23-1266 (1st Cir. May 2, 2024)Mara 18; extortion; death threats; small business owners; immutability; social distinction; state department reports; Guatemala  Rosas-Martinez v. Garland, No. 22-2474 (8th Cir. May 3, 2024)CAT deferral; Sinaloa Cartel; Mexican government acquiescence; BIA overturning IJ; J‑F-F-; relocation; discrepancy with unpublished BIA decisions  Cuenca Figueredo v. Carmen Rojas, No. 23-12566 (11th Cir. May 1, 2024)Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction; child settled in U.S.; immigration status; Venezuela Sponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path."Filevine"Your Complete Legal Tech Stack, Supercharged by AI"Promo: Immigration.AI/ImmigrationReview Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER & CREDITSSee Eps. 1-200Support the Show.
Ep. 209 - Precedential Decisions from 4/22/2024 - 4/28/2024 (FTCA; de minimis harm; colorable question of law; time limit on discretion; qualifying relative; non-LPR cancellation of removal; age out; 4,000 cap; BIA notice of appeal requirements; nexus)
Apr 29 2024
Ep. 209 - Precedential Decisions from 4/22/2024 - 4/28/2024 (FTCA; de minimis harm; colorable question of law; time limit on discretion; qualifying relative; non-LPR cancellation of removal; age out; 4,000 cap; BIA notice of appeal requirements; nexus)
Queen v. United States, No. 22-30294 (5th Cir. Apr. 24, 2024)FTCA; prisoner claims; de minimis harm Ndlovu v. Garland, No. 23-2208 (7th Cir. Apr. 25, 2024)justification; Patel; colorable question of law; time limit on discretion Rangel-Fuentes v. Garland, No. 23-9511 (10th Cir. Apr. 23, 2024)qualifying relative; non-LPR cancellation of removal; age out; 4,000 cap; BIA notice of appeal requirements; nexusSponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path."Filevine"Your Complete Legal Tech Stack, Supercharged by AI"Promo: Immigration.AI/ImmigrationReview Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER & CREDITSSee Eps. 1-200Support the Show.
Ep. 208 - Precedential Decisions from 4/15/2024 - 4/21/2024 (I-130; sham marriage; overcoming INA § 204(c); exceptional and extremely unusual hardship; reasonable likelihood standard for prima facie case; gender-based asylum claims; social distinction)
Apr 22 2024
Ep. 208 - Precedential Decisions from 4/15/2024 - 4/21/2024 (I-130; sham marriage; overcoming INA § 204(c); exceptional and extremely unusual hardship; reasonable likelihood standard for prima facie case; gender-based asylum claims; social distinction)
Bristow v. Mayorkas, No. 22 C 991 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 28, 2024)I-130; sham marriage; overcoming INA § 204(c); persuasiveness of affidavits Olmedo Martinez v. Garland, No. 23-9593 (10th Cir. Apr. 16, 2024)non-LPR cancellation of removal motion to reopen; exceptional and extremely unusual hardship; reasonable likelihood standard for prima facie case; Wilkinson; medical issues for children Bustamante-Leiva v. Garland, No. 22-60479 (5th Cir. Apr. 19, 2024)gender-based asylum claims; religion; social distinction; three-member panel; BIA bias; DHS failure to file brief; gangs; Honduras Sponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path."Filevine"Your Complete Legal Tech Stack, Supercharged by AI"Promo: Immigration.AI/ImmigrationReview Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER & CREDITSSee Eps. 1-200Support the Show.
Ep. 207 - Precedential Decisions from 4/8/2024 - 4/14/2024 (CAT deferral; aggregate forms of torture; changed country condition motion to reopen; Chaldean Christian; Iraq; injunction; visa bulletin; denaturalization; ineffective assistance of counsel)
Apr 15 2024
Ep. 207 - Precedential Decisions from 4/8/2024 - 4/14/2024 (CAT deferral; aggregate forms of torture; changed country condition motion to reopen; Chaldean Christian; Iraq; injunction; visa bulletin; denaturalization; ineffective assistance of counsel)
Abdulahad v. Garland, No. 22-3743 (6th Cir. Apr. 11, 2024) CAT deferral; aggregate forms of torture; changed country condition motion to reopen; cumulative evidence; point of comparison; individualized risk; American characteristics; Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF); Chaldean Christian; Iraq  Cheejati, et al. v. Blinken, et al., No. 23-40398 (5th Cir. Apr. 9, 2024) injunction; visa bulletin; India; TRO; jurisdiction and review; INA § 245(b); jurisdiction; Patel discretion; retrogression  Farhane v. United States, No. 20-1666 (2d Cir. Aug. 11, 2023) denaturalization; ineffective assistance of counsel in criminal proceedings; Strickland; collateral consequences; Padilla Sponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path."Filevine"Your Complete Legal Tech Stack, Supercharged by AI"Promo: Immigration.AI/ImmigrationReview Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER & CREDITSSee Eps. 1-200Support the Show.
Ep. 206 - Precedential Decisions from 4/1/2024 - 4/7/2024 (criminal encouraging violation of immigration law; expedited removal untimely evidence; unable or unwilling to protect in Mexico; collateral estoppel and jurisdiction)
Apr 8 2024
Ep. 206 - Precedential Decisions from 4/1/2024 - 4/7/2024 (criminal encouraging violation of immigration law; expedited removal untimely evidence; unable or unwilling to protect in Mexico; collateral estoppel and jurisdiction)
United States v. Hansen, No. 17-10548 (9th Cir. Apr. 3, 2024)common law specific intent mens rea; solicitation definition; 8 U.S.C. §§ 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) and 1324(a)(1)(B)(i); encouraging violation of immigration law Matter of F-C-S-, 28 I&N Dec. 788 (BIA 2024) (amended)8 C.F.R. § 1240.17; expedited removal; credible fear process; mental incompetency and untimely evidence Ortega v. Garland, No. 21-3253 (7th Cir. Mar. 29, 2024)unable or unwilling to protect; police investigations; cartel threats; Mexico Shaiban v. Jaddou, et al., No. 21-2010 (4th Cir. Apr. 3, 2024)collateral estoppel; Patel; INA § 242(a)(2)(B)(ii); jurisdiction; INA § 209(b) adjustment; discretion; terrorismSponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path."Filevine"Your Complete Legal Tech Stack, Supercharged by AI"Promo: Immigration.AI/ImmigrationReview Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER & CREDITSSee Eps. 1-200Support the Show.
Ep. 205 - Precedential Decisions from 3/25/2024 - 3/31/2024 (mixed motive; one central reason; personal dispute; religion; CIMT; New Jersey second-degree robbery; naturalization; false claim to U.S. citizenship; unlawful voting)
Apr 1 2024
Ep. 205 - Precedential Decisions from 3/25/2024 - 3/31/2024 (mixed motive; one central reason; personal dispute; religion; CIMT; New Jersey second-degree robbery; naturalization; false claim to U.S. citizenship; unlawful voting)
Khalil v. Garland, No. 23-1443 (1st Cir. Mar. 29, 2024)mixed motive; one central reason; personal dispute; intertwined reasons; religion; persecution standard; de novo review of government-actor prong of CAT protection; duty to intervene; Muslim Brotherhood; Egypt  Almanzar v. Att'y Gen. U.S., No. 21-3092 (3d Cir. Mar. 29, 2024)second-degree robbery, N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:15-1(a); CIMT; Diaz-Lizarraga; transforming generic theft into CIMT; synergy and Matter of Lopez-MezaMelara v. Mayorkas, 663 F. Supp. 3d 1158 (C.D. Cal. 2021)naturalization; false claim to U.S. citizenship; unlawful voting; fraudulent or willful misrepresentationNational Immigration Litigation Alliance Wilkinson Practice Advisoryhttps://immigrationlitigation.org/practice-advisories/ Sponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path." Filevine"Your Complete Legal Tech Stack, Supercharged by AI"Promo: Immigration.AI/ImmigrationReview Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER & CREDITSSee Eps. 1-200Support the Show.
Ep. 204 - Precedential Decisions from 3/18/2024 - 3/24/2024 (mixed question of law and fact; CIMT & child abuse; nexus & indigenous women; particular social group change on appeal; relocation in India; criminal-alien jurisdictional bar & Nasrallah)
Mar 25 2024
Ep. 204 - Precedential Decisions from 3/18/2024 - 3/24/2024 (mixed question of law and fact; CIMT & child abuse; nexus & indigenous women; particular social group change on appeal; relocation in India; criminal-alien jurisdictional bar & Nasrallah)
Wilkinson v. Garland, No. 22-666 (U.S. Mar. 19, 2024)jurisdiction; INA § 242(a)(2)(B) & (D); Guerro-Lasprilla; mixed question of law and fact; Patel Gomez-Ruotolo v. Garland, No. 23-1238 (4th Cir. Mar. 20, 2024)CIMT; categorical approach; electronic solicitation of a minor between seven and fourteen; VA Code § 18.2-374.3(c); attempted sexual battery on a child; VA Code Section 18.2-67.5(c); force; sexual battery by ruse; CAT protection from Venezuela Sabastian-Andres v. Garland, No. 23-3606 (6th Cir. Mar. 20, 2024)nexus; indigenous Guatemalan women; Mayan Akateko women  Ferreira v. Garland, No. 23-1543 (1st Cir. Mar. 21, 2024) BIA change to particular social group; women; nexus; family; Trinidadian women who oppose Trinidad's social norms in that they do not want to be subjected to abuse or violent sexual abuse by family members or significant others based on their gender Borjas Cruz v. Garland, No. 22-3035 (7th Cir. Mar. 21, 2024)nexus; extortion; motivation beyond money; Honduras Singh v. Garland, No. 22-211 (9th Cir. Mar. 22, 2024)past persecution standard in the Ninth Circuit; no serious physical harm required; DHS’s relocation burden with Mann party claims and Punjab; IndiaTapia Coria v. Garland, No. 22-970 (9th Cir. Mar. 19, 2024)final order of removal; INA § 242(a)(2)(C); jurisdiction; on the merits review; Nasrallah; motion to remand; administrative closure; Nasrallah implicitly overruling prior precedentSponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path." Filevine"Your Complete Legal Tech Stack, Supercharged by AI"Promo: Immigration.AI/ImmigrationReview Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesFeatured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER & CREDITSSee Eps. 1-200Support the Show.
Ep. 203 - Precedential Decisions from 3/11/2024 - 3/17/2024 (particularly serious crime; prolonged detention; late-filed evidence; criminal conviction definition; asylum one-year filing deadline; family-based PSGs; discretion; credibility; agg fel theft)
Mar 18 2024
Ep. 203 - Precedential Decisions from 3/11/2024 - 3/17/2024 (particularly serious crime; prolonged detention; late-filed evidence; criminal conviction definition; asylum one-year filing deadline; family-based PSGs; discretion; credibility; agg fel theft)
Annor v. Garland, No. 23-1281 (4th Cir. Mar. 15, 2024)particularly serious crime; conspiracy to commit money laundering; 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h); N-A-M- process; elements; dangerousness  Vasquez Castaneda v. Perry, et al., No. 22-7365 (4th Cir. Mar. 13, 2024)prolonged detention; Zadvydas; reasonable foreseeability of removal; withholding-only; reinstatement; INA § 241(a); Guzman Chavez; due process; Mathews; Arteaga-MartinezMatter of F-C-S-, 28 I&N Dec. 788 (BIA 2024)8 C.F.R. § 1240.17; expedited removal; credible fear process; mental incompetency & untimely evidence; identification purposes only Wong v. Garland, No. 22-6185 (2d Cir. Mar. 11, 2024)criminal conviction; CIMT; disorderly persons theft by deception - N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:20-4 & second-degree forgery - N.Y. Penal Law § 170.10; constitutional safeguards; retroactivity; intent to deceive; Chevron; CIMT constitutionality  Chun Mendez v. Garland, No. 23-1166 (1st Cir. Mar. 15, 2024)exceptional circumstance exception to one-year asylum filing deadline; Mam women in Guatemala; exhaustion  Vasquez-Rivera v. Garland, No. 21-3344 (6th Cir. Mar. 15, 2024)family-based particular social group; women; BIA affirming IJ analysis that IJ never made; nexus standard for asylum and withholding; gangs; El Salvador Guadarrama v. U.S. Att'y Gen., No. 22-11065 (11th Cir. Mar. 15, 2024)discretion; INA § 212(h) waiver; Arai presumption; review of legal standard notwithstanding Patel; Mendez-Moralez standard Kalulu v. Garland, No. 21-895 (9th Cir. Mar. 11, 2024)inconsistency; demeanor; totality; remand notwithstanding adverse credibility; lesbian in Zambia United States v. Orozco-Orozco, No. 22-50146 (9th Cir. Mar. 12, 2024)felony carjacking under California Penal Code § 215; intent to steal; victim ownership interest not required for generic theft; fundamentally unfair and § 1326 criminal proceedingsSponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path."Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Support the Show.
Ep. 202 - Precedential Decisions from 3/4/2024 - 3/10/2024 (parole; returning removed noncitizens; Mexican business owners; serious nonpolitical crime; retrogression; CAT & South Sudan; claims processing rules; retroactivity)
Mar 11 2024
Ep. 202 - Precedential Decisions from 3/4/2024 - 3/10/2024 (parole; returning removed noncitizens; Mexican business owners; serious nonpolitical crime; retrogression; CAT & South Sudan; claims processing rules; retroactivity)
Membreno-Rodriguez v. Garland, No. 23-60022 (5th Cir. Mar. 4, 2024)8 C.F.R. § 212.5(b)(5); applicant for admission; adjustment of status; motion to reopen; termination of parole  The Saga of Mr. Nkenglefacreturning wrongfully removed noncitizens islaimmigration.org Reyes Galeana v. Garland, No. 24-0043 (6th Cir. Mar. 4, 2024)Mexican business owners; particularity; particular social group; social distinction; extortion Hererra-Elias v. Garland, No. 22-3565 (8th Cir. Mar. 4, 2024)serious nonpolitical crime; duress; Negusie; drug transportation as a child; MS-13; Honduras Thigulla v. Jaddou, No. 22-3066 (8th Cir. Mar. 5, 2024) injunction; visa bulletin; E2; India; TRO; jurisdiction and review; INA § 245(b); jurisdiction; Patel Yar v. Garland, No. 23-1001 (8th Cir. Mar. 8, 2024)de novo review of torture; risk of detention; particular showing of torture; South Sudan Miguel-Pena, et al. v. Garland, No. 22-9580 (10th Cir. Mar. 4, 2024)exhaustion & mandatory claims processing rules; deficient NTA; forfeiture of objection; anti-gang political opinion; immutability; women business owners in El Salvador Edwards v. Att'y Gen. U.S., No. 19-15077 (11th Cir. Mar. 6, 2024) (panel rehearing)sentence modification; Thomas and Thompson; retroactivity; reasonableness; INA § 103(b)(1); Yu; Chenery; rule of reconciliation; prior panel precedent rule; factual findings, withholding of removal, and NasrallahSponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path."Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewDISCLAIMER:Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.MUSIC CREDITS:"Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Support the Show.
Special Episode - Interview with Trina Realmuto and Eddie Ramos (National Immigration Litigation Alliance (NILA); TPS employment authorization class action; impact litigation; mentorship)
Mar 7 2024
Special Episode - Interview with Trina Realmuto and Eddie Ramos (National Immigration Litigation Alliance (NILA); TPS employment authorization class action; impact litigation; mentorship)
All about Trina Realmuto: NILA ProfileAll about Eddie Ramos: KKTP ProfileAdditional links!:NILA’s Impact Litigation (including Mansor v. USCIS ) Transparency Litigation Co-Counseling ProgramJoin NILA’s Strategic Assistance ProgramSupport NILASponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path."Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEDISCLAIMER:Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.MUSIC CREDITS:"Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0Support the Show.
Ep. 201- Precedential Decisions from 2/26/2024 - 3/3/2024 (withholding-only review & reinstatement; final order; BIA reweighing evidence; nexus - indigenous women; Mexicans with mental health disorders & exhibit erratic behavior; deficient NTA reopening)
Mar 4 2024
Ep. 201- Precedential Decisions from 2/26/2024 - 3/3/2024 (withholding-only review & reinstatement; final order; BIA reweighing evidence; nexus - indigenous women; Mexicans with mental health disorders & exhibit erratic behavior; deficient NTA reopening)
F.J.A.P. v. Garland, No. 21-2284 (7th Cir. Feb. 27, 2024)withholding-only review; Nasrallah; 30 day rule; claims processing rule; jurisdiction; Guzman Chavez; final order of removal; reinstatement; Bhaktibhai-Patel; Santos-Zacaria; statutory interpretation; presumption of review; clear error and credibility; reweighing evidence; failure to identify IJ errors; MS-13; extortion; El Salvador Esteban-Garcia v. Garland, No. 23-1701 (1st Cir. Feb. 29, 2024)nexus; indigenous women; forced prostitution; Guatemala  Uribe Andrade v. Garland, No. 21-1244 (9th Cir. Mar. 1, 2024)particular social group; particularity; Mexicans with mental health disorders characterized by psychotic features who exhibit erratic behavior; defining terms; mental health facility; gang tattoos; Villegas; Mexico Amador-Morales v. Garland, No. 22-3653 (8th Cir. Feb. 27, 2024)deficient NTA motion to reopen; intervening change of law; Matter of Fernandes; close of pleadingsSponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path."Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER:Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.MUSIC CREDITS:"Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Support the Show.
Ep. 200!!! - Precedential Decisions from 2/19/2024 - 2/25/2024 (vacated criminal conviction; procedural or substantive defect; reopening; reasonable relocation; Mann Party & India; crime of violence; Ohio robbery)
Feb 26 2024
Ep. 200!!! - Precedential Decisions from 2/19/2024 - 2/25/2024 (vacated criminal conviction; procedural or substantive defect; reopening; reasonable relocation; Mann Party & India; crime of violence; Ohio robbery)
Matter of Azrag, 28 I&N Dec. 784 (BIA 2024) vacated criminal conviction; Thomas and Thompson; procedural or substantive defect; burden of proof; reasons for vacating Singh Bhagtana v. Garland, No. 20-1673 (2d. Cir. Feb. 22, 2024) reasonable relocation outside of Punjab State; Sikh; Mann Party; IndiaSingh v. Garland, No. 23-2289 (8th Cir. Feb. 23, 2024) changed country condition motion to reopen; abandoned asylum application; due process and COVID-19; Sikh; Mann Party; BJP; India United States v. Ivey, No. 22-4052 (6th Cir. Feb. 20, 2024) crime of violence; aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon under Oh. Rev. Code § 2911.01(A)(1); generic robbery; generic extortion; Borden; Oh. Rev. Code § 2913.01(K)Sponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path."Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER:Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.MUSIC CREDITS:"Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Support the Show.
Ep. 199 - Precedential Decisions from 2/12/2024 - 2/18/2024 (repatriated Somalis; CAT protection; acquiesce; aggravated felony theft offense; drugs & realistic probability test in CA5; marriage fraud & § 204(c) investigations)
Feb 19 2024
Ep. 199 - Precedential Decisions from 2/12/2024 - 2/18/2024 (repatriated Somalis; CAT protection; acquiesce; aggravated felony theft offense; drugs & realistic probability test in CA5; marriage fraud & § 204(c) investigations)
Herrow v. Att'y Gen. U.S., No. 22-1854 (3d Cir. Feb. 13, 2024) repatriated Somalis; particularity and distinction; Westernized Somalis; CAT protection; acquiesce; Georgetown Report; Reer Hamar Bendiri; Al Shabaab; Somalia  Guzman-Maldonado v. Garland, No. 23-9 (9th Cir. Feb. 14, 2024) aggravated felony theft offense; INA § 101(a)(43)(G); Arizona robbery; Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-1904(A); consensual theft; intent and force  Alejos-Perez v. Garland, No. 22-60555 (5th Cir. Feb. 16, 2024)Texas Health & Safety Code § 481.1161 (possession of a substance in Penalty Group 2-A); Carter; realistic probability test; exhaustion; Santos Zacaria; failure to cite case lawMestanek v. Jaddou, No. 22-2285 (4th Cir. Feb. 13, 2024) INA § 204(c); FDNS; marriage fraud; Florida divorce; APA; Homeland Security Act of 2002; reweighing evidence; presumption of regulatory; 8 C.F.R. § 103.2(b)(16); exceptions to review of A-File; Matter of Singh Sponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Driftwood Capital"A vertically integrated powerhouse in commercial real estate, developing hospitalityprojects for families seeking a secure EB-5 residency path."Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER:Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.MUSIC CREDITS:"Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Support the Show.
Ep. 198 - Precedential Decisions from 2/5/2024 - 2/11/2024 (I-751; joint filing; U-visa disclosure; penalties; 8 U.S.C. § 1367; willfulness; assault resulting in serious bodily injury; crime of violence; mens rea; presumption of indivisibility)
Feb 12 2024
Ep. 198 - Precedential Decisions from 2/5/2024 - 2/11/2024 (I-751; joint filing; U-visa disclosure; penalties; 8 U.S.C. § 1367; willfulness; assault resulting in serious bodily injury; crime of violence; mens rea; presumption of indivisibility)
Matter of Bernardo, 28 I&N Dec. 781 (BIA 2024)I-751; joint filing; allegation of marriage fraud; properly filed; duress and coercion  Patel v. Jaddou, No. 24-0026 (6th Cir. Feb. 9, 2024)U-visa disclosure; penalties; 8 U.S.C. § 1367; willfulness; APA; private right of action against federal officials United States v. Devereaux, No. 22-1203 (10th Cir. Feb. 6, 2024)assault resulting in serious bodily injury in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 113(a)(6); crime of violence; mens rea divisibility; presumption of indivisibility; general intent; BordenSponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER:Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.MUSIC CREDITS:"Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Support the Show.
Ep. 197 - Precedential Decisions from 1/29/2024 - 2/4/2024 (deficient NTA; Form I-261; persecution because of debts; motion to reopen & mental health; mixed adverse credibility finding; clearly and beyond doubt admissible & false claim to citizenship)
Feb 5 2024
Ep. 197 - Precedential Decisions from 1/29/2024 - 2/4/2024 (deficient NTA; Form I-261; persecution because of debts; motion to reopen & mental health; mixed adverse credibility finding; clearly and beyond doubt admissible & false claim to citizenship)
Matter of Aguilar Hernandez, 28 I&N Dec. 774 (BIA 2024)deficient NTA; Form I-261; interlocutory appeal; termination; regulatory interpretation; factual and legal allegations in an NTA; Niz-Chavez dicta Gaspar-Felipe v. Garland, No. 22-3372 (8th Cir. Jan. 30, 2024)indigenous asylum claim; persecution because of debts; family remaining in country of fear; Guatemala  Davis v. Garland, No. 22-3262 (8th Cir. Feb. 1, 2024)motion to reopen; asylum waiver; mental health; mental competency; new and previously unavailable evidence  Lopez-Benitez v. Garland, No. 22-1808 (4th Cir. Jan. 30, 2024)nexus; incidental or tangential; MS-13 extortion as persecution; exhaustion post-Santos-Zacaria; El Salvador Ayala-Osegueda v. Garland, No. 22-1707 (4th Cir. Feb. 1, 2024)mixed adverse credibility finding; express credibility; family based particular social group; nexus; persuasiveness; asylum despite adverse credibility; extortion; MS-13; El Salvador Nivar Santana v. Garland, No. 22-2114 (4th Cir. Feb. 2, 2024)clearly and beyond doubt admissible; adjustment of status; false claim to citizenship; definition of “assimilation”; military service; evidentiary admission and fundamental fairness Sponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEWant to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER:Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.MUSIC CREDITS:"Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Support the Show.
Ep. 196 - Precedential Decisions from 1/22/2024 - 1/28/2024 (imminent death threats alone & persecution/torture; mixed motive, family group & nexus; unable or unwilling; BIA reweighing evidence; applicant for admission; derivative citizenship & standing)
Jan 29 2024
Ep. 196 - Precedential Decisions from 1/22/2024 - 1/28/2024 (imminent death threats alone & persecution/torture; mixed motive, family group & nexus; unable or unwilling; BIA reweighing evidence; applicant for admission; derivative citizenship & standing)
Pineda-Maldonado v. Garland, No. 20-1912 (1st Cir. Jan. 24, 2024)past torture; past persecution; death threats alone; imminent threats; mixed motive; animus; family membership; cattle thieves; nexus standard for withholding; El Salvador Owusu v. Garland, No. 24-0016 (6th Cir. Jan. 24, 2024)police unable or unwilling to protect; failure to report; New Patriot Party; NPP; National Democrat Congress; NDC, Ghana Mencia-Medina v. Garland, No. 20-1724 (8th Cir. Jan. 23, 2024) special rule cancellation of removal under INA § 240A(b)(2); VAWA cancellation; abuse as a discretionary factor; BIA reweighing evidence; exhaustion  United States v. Gambino-Ruiz, No. 21-50303 (9th Cir. Jan. 24, 2024)applicant for admission; INA § 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I); Torres v. Barr; collateral attack of removal order; 8 U.S.C. § 1326;  United States v. Palomar-Santiago; arriving alien Lodge v. U.S. Att'y Gen., No. 22-10416 (11th Cir. Jan. 26, 2024)former INA § 321(a); derivative citizenship; equal protection; race discrimination; third party standingSponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwise"Modern immigration software & case management"Stafi"Remote staffing solutions for businesses of all sizes"Promo Code: stafi2024Get Started! Promo Code: FREEAILA's Think Immigration Article on Chevron by Brian Green and Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr Want to become a patron?Click here to check out our Patreon Page!CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreviewAbout your hostCase notesRecent criminal-immigration article (p.18)Featured in San Diego VoyagerDISCLAIMER:Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.MUSIC CREDITS:"Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Support the Show.