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U Visa granted for person with Removal Order

Visa approved for Client whose marriage visa was denied at the U.S. consulate, who then reentered the U.S. unlawfully and was ordered removed from the country.  After all appeals were denied, Client applied for a U visa and several stays of removal.  Client can now remain in this country with his children and become a lawful permanent resident in 3 years.

Court Affirms Reinstatement of Prior Removal Order After Illegal Reentry

The Seventh Circuit denied the petition for review, rejecting the argument that, because reentry by the previously removed petitioner was “procedurally irregular,” he was entitled to a full hearing before an immigration judge rather than being subject to reinstatement of his prior removal order.

Case out of 5th Circuit Prohibits application for Asylum

The Fifth Circuit affirmed the Board of Immigration Appeals’ denial of the petition for review, finding that INA §241(a)(5)’s plain language, relevant regulations, and analogous case law compel the conclusion that immigrants whose removal orders are reinstated following illegal re-entry into the United States may not apply for asylum.

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