Fifth Circuit Rules Louisiana First Offender Pardon Not Sufficient for Naturalization

Categories: Case Law Update

On February 9, 2017, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Nguyen v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Hang Thuy Nguyen applied for naturalization (citizenship upon motion).  USCIS denied Nguyen for failure to establish good moral character and in specific for having been convicted of an aggravated felony.  Nguyen appealed the…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

Seventh Circuit Affirms Illegal Voting Sustains Deportation Order

Categories: Case Law Update

On February 13, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Fitzpatrick v. Sessions.  Magarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick entered the United States in 2002 to study English.  The court opinion does not provide sufficient information to determine how Fitzpatrick became a lawful permanent resident.  However, at some point she did.  She also…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

Operation Cross Check Targets Criminal Aliens

Categories: In the News

As a part of President Trump’s Executive Orders, the removal of criminal aliens became a priority for the government.  We have received credible information that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is seeking out criminal aliens and instituting removal proceedings against them  Those removal proceedings can come in different forms including administrative removal (no immigration judge), expedited removal…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

Cleveland Residents March in Response to Trump’s Travel Ban

Categories: In the News

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Yesterday, hundreds of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio residents marched in opposition to President Trump’s travel ban.  This ban has hit this area hard especially in the healthcare community.  To understand this area’s need and the need across the United States  for foreign healthcare workers, it’s best to re-read this opinion piece posted last fall which…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

Federal Judge Halts Nationwide Travel Ban

Categories: In the News

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The Wall Street Journal and other sources reported late yesterday that a federal judge in Seattle issued an order effectively stopping the traveling ban.   Here’s a link to the WSJ article.  The travel ban refers to President Trump’s Executive Orders issued on January 27, 2017 where he ordered revocations of visas and denial of…

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Author: Philip Eichorn