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Articles Tagged: Margarita Baldwin

Traveling for DACA Recipients

Immigration Reform

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By: Margarita Baldwin* The memorandum of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals prevents deportations of illegal immigrants who were brought to the US as children. Many of them already obtained a 2-year work permit. However, will they be able to travel? Depending on what source they rely on, the answers vary, and it can be very […]

CHAIDEZ SUPREME COURT HEARING MAY ALLOW TO APPLY PADILLA RETROACTIVELY

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By: Margarita Baldwin* On November 1, 2012, the US Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in Roselva Chaidez v. United States, (USSC No. 11-820, cert granted 4/30/12) to determine whether the Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010) should apply retroactively. Decided in 2010, Padilla established that a criminal defense attorney’s failure to advise […]

TO RELOCATE OR NOT TO RELOCATE, THAT IS THE QUESTION

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By: Margarita Baldwin* In assessing an asylum seeker’s ability to relocate within the borders of the country, the Immigration Judge must decide whether the asylum-seeker can avoid future persecution by moving to another part of the country and whether it would be reasonable to expect the asylum-seeker to do so. A recent BIA’s decision granted […]

Non-Profit Blames Maryland’s Fiscal Problems on Immigrant Children

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By: Margarita Baldwin* In a recent article “Anti-Immigration Group Blames Students for Maryland Budget’s Gap” written by Walter Ewingand published on www.  Immigrationimpact.org web site (one of the American Immigration Council Project), the author sharply criticizes the conclusion made by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).  FAIR asserts that unauthorized immigrant students or students […]

BIA Puts Same-Sex Marriage Petitions On Hold

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By: Margarita Baldwin* The Board of Immigration Appeals is leaning towards setting a precedent in Immigration law that would eventually allow or prevent immigrants from seeking adjustment of status based on same-sex marriage. Recently, three appeals and a motion to reopen were filed with the BIA on behalf of same-sex married couples that duly registered […]