http://ow.ly/vEpkv Under the law of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the offense of attempted possession of a stolen vehicle in violation of sections 193.330 and 205.273 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, which requires only a mental state of “reason to believe,” is not categorically an aggravated felony “theft offense (including receipt of stolen property)” under sections 101(a)(43)(G) and (U) of the Immigration and Nationality Ac
http://ow.ly/vx9wD BIA on §237(a)(1)(H) Waiver Eligibility
In an unpublished decision, the BIA agreed with the IJ that the respondent was statutorily eligible for a waiver of deportability under §237(a)(1)(H) as a matter of discretion, even though he failed to disclose his time in the Serbian Army on his refugee application.
http://ow.ly/vx9nj Preliminary Settlement Agreement in Duran-Gonzales v. DHS
The U.S. district court in Washington granted preliminary approval of a settlement agreement in Duran-Gonzales v. DHS. This class action lawsuit challenged DHS’s contention that individuals who were removed or deported are not eligible to apply for adjustment of status under INA §245(i) with an accompanying I-212 waiver. The settlement agreement would allow certain qualifying class members to request that USCIS reopen their Forms I-212 and I-485 on service motion.
http://ow.ly/vwYLl USCIS will begin transferring responsibility for adjudicating Forms I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition, from service centers to USCIS international field offices. The first phase begins today and only involves cases with beneficiaries residing in China. USCIS will send a transfer notice when a case is sent abroad and the USCIS international field office will provide further processing information.
http://ow.ly/vipTC Wisdom on Immigration
This Wall Street Journal blog reports that a few leading Republicans think there is a chance that House Speaker John Boehner may change course and bring immigration to the floor this spring or summer, after the Republican primary season is over.