June 9, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio that a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) does not automatically grant relief to all aliens who qualify as "child" derivative beneficiaries at the time a visa petition is filed but age out of qualification ...[read more]
March 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Syrian parliament on Thursday passed a law that bans any candidate from the presidential elections if he or she has not lived in Syria for the past ten years or holds any other nationality. The residency requirement of the law effectively bars many members of Syrian opposition groups, many of ...[read more]
November 16, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Seton Hall University School of Law released a report on Tuesday examining the hardships created by the US asylum program. According to the Immigration Nationality Act (INA) and Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, asylum seekers are not ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Senate on Thursday approved a bill by a vote of 64 to 32 outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) outlaws workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The ENDA expands ...[read more]
October 19, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday called upon the Dominican Republic reject a constitutional court ruling that would impact the nationality of Dominicans of foreign descent. The court ruling, which was issued last month, held that a person born in the Dominican Republic to parents of another ...[read more]
June 6, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On June 6, 2007, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that victims of forced abortions had the right to protest deportation by requesting asylum under the Immigration and Nationality Act. The court reversed an immigration court's finding that called into question whether the Chinese ...[read more]
April 24, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Tuesday in Moncrieffe v. Holder that noncitizens have not committed an "aggravated felony" if they are convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana, and are eligible for discretionary review of their immigration case. The Immigration and Nationality Act ...[read more]
July 15, 2012
by Julia Zebley
Amnesty International (AI) criticized the government of Kuwait on Friday for continuing to limit the rights of the Bidun. The Bidun jinsiyya, Arabic for "without nationality," are a class of illegal immigrants in Kuwait and United Arab Emirates (UAE), who remain non-citizens either because their ...[read more]
February 21, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Tuesday in Kawashima v. Holder that, under the Immigration and Nationality Act, the making of false tax returns is a crime involving fraud or deceit, which can result in deportation, when the government suffers a loss of more than $10,000. Petitioners Akio and ...[read more]
January 17, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 17, 2007, the USSupreme Court ruled that an alien convicted for aiding and abetting a theft offense can be deported under theImmigration and Nationality Act(INA). InGonzales v. Duenas-Alvarez, Luis Alexander Duenas-Alvarez, a permanent US resident, pleaded guilty to the unlawful d... ...[read more]

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