Amicus Briefs/Alerts

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  • AILA Amicus Brief in First Circuit on Mandatory Detention Under §236(c)(635 KB - 4/9/2014)
    AILA amicus brief filed with the First Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that mandatory detention under INA §236(c) does not apply to noncitizens taken into immigration custody well after being released from the predicate criminal custody.
    AILA Doc. No. 14040941.
  • AILA Amicus Urges Court to Hold Asylum Is Available to Individuals Subject to Reinstatement(552 KB - 4/9/2014)
    AILA amicus brief filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that any noncitizen arriving or physically present in the U.S. is eligible to apply for asylum notwithstanding whether he has returned after removal or departure under a removal order.
    AILA Doc. No. 14040940.
  • AILA Amicus Brief on Reopening Reinstated Removal Orders(554 KB - 2/12/2014)
    AILA amicus brief urging CA7 to rehear Cordova-Soto en banc, and arguing that reopening reinstated removal orders should be permitted in cases where the original removal order was entered in violation of law or otherwise represents a gross miscarriage of justice.
    AILA Doc. No. 14021244.
  • AILA Amicus Brief on Stop Time Rule(675 KB - 2/12/2014)
    AILA amicus brief arguing that when a Notice to Appear omits information about the time and place of the hearing, it is not sufficient for triggering the stop time rule in INA §240A(d)(1), and that the BIA should reexamine Matter of Camarillo.
    AILA Doc. No. 14021243.
  • Practice Alert: BIA Considers Controlled Substance Convictions(534 KB - 2/12/2014)
    Practice alert on a case before the BIA that relates to when a California controlled substance conviction can trigger deportation. The case may result in a published decision, and the issues considered may apply to other states. Special thanks to the Defending Immigrants Partnership.
    AILA Doc. No. 14021242.
  • AILA/AIC File Amicus Brief on 212(h) Waiver Eligibility(790 KB - 1/13/2014)
    Amicus brief filed by AILA and AIC, arguing that an individual who adjusts to LPR status after entering the U.S. is eligible for a 212(h) waiver because he is not “an alien who has previously been admitted to the United States as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.”
    AILA Doc. No. 14011346.