Immigration

Duncan v. Barr (P)

In the petitioner’s claim for derivative citizenship and cancellation of removal, whether the government would acquiesce to torture under the Convention Against Torture is a mixed question of fact and law. Whether the petitioner was in the “physical custody” of… Read More ›

Yemer v. US CIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services properly denied the naturalization application of the plaintiff, an Ethiopian citizen who has resided in the U.S. since 2009. The plaintiff cannot show she is of good moral character, a requirement for citizenship, because she… Read More ›

Perez v. Cissna (P)

As the district court concluded, a temporary ex parte emergency order for the plaintiff’s application for juvenile lawful permanent residency under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(27)(J) was not a predicate state court custody order for purposes of the statute. Therefore, the… Read More ›

United States v. Horma

Contrary to the defendant’s contentions, 18 U.S.C. 922(n) is not an unconstitutional violation of his Second Amendment right to keep a firearm for self-defense. The Fourth Circuit has held that the Second Amendment does not apply to “illegal” aliens, and… Read More ›

United States v. Habteyes

The defendant, who has been indicted for making false material representations to immigration/naturalization officials regarding his background in Ethiopia, seeks to exclude from the court’s consideration a ledger of firearms distributions to supporters of Ethiopia’s military council (which was waging… Read More ›

J.E.C.M. v. Lloyd

In this immigrant family-reunification case, plaintiffs have stated sufficient allegations to support procedural and substantive challenges to the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s policy to deny release of a minor in custody where the child’s sponsor cohabits with other adults who… Read More ›