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AILA: Supreme Court Holds Gender-Based Distinction for Acquisition of Citizenship Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court found unconstitutional the gender-based distinction in INA §309(c), requiring a shorter period of parental physical presence in the U.S. for acquisition of citizenship through an unwed citizen mother versus an unwed citizen father. Rather than extending the shorter period of required physical presence to children of unwed citizen fathers, the Court said  Read more→

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SB 4 Makes Texas Unwelcoming for AILA Annual Conference in 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has voted to move the Association’s 2018 annual conference from Grapevine, Texas, to another state. The AILA Annual Conference takes place over the course of three and a half days and is the largest yearly gathering of immigration lawyers and legal  Read more→

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AILA: ICE Recalendaring Cases that Were Previously Administratively Closed

ICE is now recalendaring cases that were previously administratively closed in an exercise of prosecutorial discretion (PD). ICE headquarters has indicated that it is recalendaring cases where there is an arrest or conviction subsequent to the administrative closure. They have also said if there was an arrest or conviction prior to admin closure, that should  Read more→

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News & Observer: Riverside High grad Wendy Fernandez deported

  After a long and highly publicized struggle to remain in the U.S., Fernandez was removed from the country Friday morning. U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-Durham, said in an emailed statement, “I’m deeply saddened by the news of Wendy Miranda-Fernandez’s removal from the country this morning. Ms. Miranda-Fernandez did not have a criminal record and  Read more→

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