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AG Exercises Review Authority in DOMA Case

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The AG vacated the BIA’s order and remanded the matter to the BIA to determine whether and how the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act impacts respondent’s eligibility for cancellation of removal. Matter of Dorman, 25 I&N Dec. 485 (AG 2011)

Fact Sheet – Information on the Rights of All Children to Enroll in School

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All children in the United States are entitled to a basic public elementary and secondary education regardless of their race, color, national origin, citizenship, or immigration status or the status of their parents/guardians. School districts that either prohibit or discourage children from enrolling in schools because they or their parents/guardians are not U.S. citizens or […]

All Children Have the Right to Go to School Regardless of Immigration Status

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Under Federal law, State and local educational agencies (hereinafter “districts”) are required to provide all children with equal access to public education at the elementary and secondary level. Recently, we have become aware of student enrollment practices that may chill or discourage the participation, or lead to the exclusion, of students based on their or […]

Questions and Answers for School Districts and Parents

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Documentation Q ‐1. Should a district inquire into the immigration or citizenship status of a student or parent as a means of establishing the student’s residency in the district? A‐1. No. Immigration or citizenship status would not be relevant to establishing residency in the district. Q ‐2. All students, except homeless students as provided by […]

BIA Vacates IJ Decision, Finds IJ Made “Inappropriate Remarks”

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The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) found that inappropriate remarks by the IJ called the fairness of the proceedings into question, and that the IJ’s finding that the respondent’s claims were frivolous did not comport with prior BIA precedent. Courtesy of Christopher Helt

California Farmers Concerned About E-Verify

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“Farmers are growing increasingly concerned about a federal employment verification program that could have vast implications for local agriculture, Santa Cruz County’s top industry. Some Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have called for expanding a Department of Homeland Security program known as e-Verify, which allows employers to immediately check, electronically, a worker’s employment […]

Deportation Halted for Some Students as Lawmakers Seek New Policy

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After passing MD Tuition Bill and many other states as well as politicians favoring relief from deportation for students, it is a small but good sign to hear that new policy at ICE  may be on the horizon. Homeland Security officials have said their focus is increasingly on removing immigrants who are convicted criminals. That, […]

U.S. Department of State Final Rule Allowing Visa Revocation

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The U.S. Department of State advanced copy of a final rule amending the Department’s revocation regulations to broaden the authority of a consular officer to revoke a visa at any time subsequent to issuance of the visa, in his or her discretion.  The rule also allows consular officers, as well as other designated Department officials, […]