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  • Immigration Law Advisor, July 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 7)(782 KB - 8/1/2008)
    Immigration Law Advisor, an EOIR legal publication, with an article on bond proceedings before IJs and the BIA, federal court activity for June 2008, an article on the REAL ID Act in the circuit courts, BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 08080199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, December 2007 (Vol. 1, No. 12)(709 KB - 1/1/2008)
    Immigration Law Advisor, an EOIR legal publication, with an article on gang violence and asylum, federal court activity for November 2007, update on recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 08010199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, November 2007 (Vol. 1, No. 11)(824 KB - 12/1/2007)
    Immigration Law Advisor, an EOIR legal publication, with an article on the circuit courts’ views of administrative notice, federal court activity for October 2007, an article on CIMT categorical approach and evolving moral standards, update on recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 07120199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, October 2007 (Vol. 1, No. 10)(715 KB - 11/1/2007)
    Immigration Law Advisor, an EOIR legal publication, with an article on emerging trends of asylum claims based on female genital mutilation, federal court activity for September 2007, an article on continuances, update on recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 07110199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, September 2007 (Vol. 1, No. 9)(729 KB - 10/1/2007)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on issues arising in coercive population control asylum claims, federal court activity for August 2007, an article on recent developments on the issue of notice and delivery, update on recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 07100199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, August 2007 (Vol. 1, No. 8)(734 KB - 9/1/2007)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on circuit courts’ handling of equitable tolling of motions deadlines, federal court activity for July 2007, an article on what constitutes “persecution” versus “persecutor”, update on recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 07090199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, July 2007 (Vol. 1, No. 7)(747 KB - 8/1/2007)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on circuit court decisions in Chinese coercive population control cases, federal court activity for June 2007, an article on Colombian asylum cases, update on recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 07080199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, June 2007 (Vol. 1, No. 6)(716 KB - 7/1/2007)
    Immigration Law Advisor with articles on the unsettled concept of firm resettlement as a bar to asylum and how EOIR motions are being governed by federal courts, court activity for May 2007, update on recent BIA precedent decisions, a legislative commentary on S. 1639, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 07070199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, March 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 3)(11233 KB - 4/1/2008)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on burden of proof and voluntariness under persecutor bars to asylum-based relief, federal court activity for February 2008, an article on recent trends on CIMTs, aggravated felonies, and relief, BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, February 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 2)(770 KB - 3/1/2008)
    Immigration Law Advisor, an EOIR legal publication, with an update on the REAL ID Act implementation, federal court activity for January 2008, an update on recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 08030199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, January 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 1)(761 KB - 2/1/2008)
    Immigration Law Advisor, an EOIR legal publication, with an article on Brand X deference, federal court activity for December 2007, an article on “frivolousness” in asylum adjudications, update on recent BIA precedent decisions, a legislative commentary on CIR, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 08020199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, April 2008 (Vol. 2, No.4)(768 KB - 5/1/2008)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on affording material support to a terrorist organization and the discretionary exemption to inadmissibility, federal court activity for March 2008, an article on immigration consequences of drug offenses, BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 08050199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, May 2008 (Vol. 2, No.5)(754 KB - 6/1/2008)
    Immigration Law Advisor, an EOIR legal publication, with an article on continued detention review for specially dangerous individuals, federal court activity for April 2008, an article on sexual abuse and moral turpitude, AG/BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 08060199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, August 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 8)(796 KB - 9/1/2008)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on motions for continuances and reopening requests, federal court activity for July 2008, BIA precedent decisions, a regulatory update, and an article on Prieto-Romero v. Clark and Casas-Castrillon v. DHS, and bond proceedings.
    AILA Doc. No. 08090199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, June 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 6)(771 KB - 7/1/2008)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on increased ICE enforcement of immigration laws and its impact on immigration proceedings and suppression efforts, federal court activity for May 2008, an article on the October 2007 term of the Supreme Court, BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 08070199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, September 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 9)(758 KB - 10/1/2008)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on identity and persecution in sexual orientation asylum claims, federal court activity for August 2008, an article on rebutting the “presumptive inference” from past to future persecution, AG/BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 08100199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, October 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 10)(774 KB - 11/1/2008)
    mmigration Law Advisor with an article on criminal convictions in the immigration context, federal court activity for September 2008, an article on immigration in the October 2008 Supreme Court term, AG/BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update.
    AILA Doc. No. 08110199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, November 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 11)(717 KB - 12/1/2008)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on U.S. citizenship law, federal court activity for October 2008, AG/BIA precedent decisions, and legislative and regulatory updates.
    AILA Doc. No. 08120199.
  • Immigration Law Advisor, December 2008 (Vol. 2, No. 12)(802 KB - 1/1/2009)
    Immigration Law Advisor with an article on new developments on TRIG exemptions, federal court activity for November 2008, article on the top 20 federal immigration decisions of 2008, and legislative and regulatory updates.
    AILA Doc. No. 09010199.
  • BIA to Begin Providing Copy of Final Decision to Represented Aliens(48 KB - 12/19/2008)
    On 12/19/08 EOIR announced that the BIA will soon begin providing a copy of final decisions to foreign nationals in removal proceedings, regardless of whether they are represented by counsel.
    AILA Doc. No. 08121967.
  • AG Mukasey Swears in New Members of the BIA(40 KB - 12/16/2008)
    On 12/15/08 the DOJ announced that Attorney General Mukasey administered the oath of office to five new members of the Board of Immigration Appeals: Charles K. Adkins-Blanch, Anne J. Greer, Garry D. Malphrus, Hugh G. Mullane, and Linda S. Wendtland.
    AILA Doc. No. 08121663.
  • IJ Thomas Snow to Serve as Acting Chief Immigration Judge(31 KB - 12/11/2008)
    In a 12/10/08 press release, DOJ announced that Immigration Judge Thomas Snow will serve as acting Chief Immigration Judge as of 1/5/09.
    AILA Doc. No. 08121160.
  • Chief Immigration Judge Appointed Vice Chair of the Board of Immigration Appeals (12/9/2008)
    The AILA/EOIR Liaison Committee says that the Attorney General has appointed Chief Immigration Judge David Neal as BIA Vice Chair, effective 1/5/09. Immigration Judge Thomas Snow will serve as Acting Chief Immigration Judge until the next Attorney General appoints the Chief Immigration Judge.
    AILA Doc. No. 08120931.
  • EOIR Swears in Immigration Judge in Omaha(61 KB - 12/8/2008)
    On 11/5/08 EOIR announced that Jack L. Anderson was sworn in to serve at the Omaha Immigration Court.
    AILA Doc. No. 08120873.
  • DOJ Warns Public About Notarios(64 KB - 11/24/2008)
    On 11/20/08 DOJ released a notice advising the public that notarios, visa consultants and immigration consultants are not attorneys. The notice was also released en Español.
    AILA Doc. No. 08112465.
  • EOIR to Continue In-Person Hearings in Reno (Updated 10/31/08)(48 KB - 10/31/2008)
    Contrary to the 10/28/08 announcement, on 10/30/08 EOIR announced that for the moment EOIR will continue the current practice of detailing immigration judges and staff to Reno to hear cases in person.
    AILA Doc. No. 08102966.
  • EOIR Fact Sheet on Representation of Aliens in Immigration Proceedings (Updated 10/28/08)(73 KB - 10/28/2008)
    Executive Office for Immigration Review Fact Sheet discusses who may provide legal services at immigration proceedings.
    AILA Doc. No. 05072760.
  • Charlotte Immigration Court to Open on November 4, 2008(57 KB - 10/27/2008)
    EOIR announced that the Charlotte, North Carolina immigration court is scheduled to open on November 4, 2008.
    AILA Doc. No. 08102778.
  • Omaha Immigration Court Opened October 27 (Updated 10/27/08)(57 KB - 10/27/2008)
    EOIR announced that the Omaha, Nebraska immigration court opened, as scheduled on October 27, 2008.
    AILA Doc. No. 08102160.
  • EOIR Announces 12 New Legal Orientation Program Sites(447 KB - 10/16/2008)
    On 10/15/08 EOIR announced that 12 new Legal Orientation Program sites will be operational by December 2008.
    AILA Doc. No. 08101669.
  • EOIR Fact Sheet on FOIA Request Filings(441 KB - 10/16/2008)
    A 10/9/08 Fact Sheet outlines procedures for filing a FOIA request with EOIR.
    AILA Doc. No. 08101668.
  • DOJ Announces Opening of Kansas City Immigration Court(54 KB - 9/25/2008)
    DOS announced the opening of the Kansas City immigration court on 9/29/08.
    AILA Doc. No. 08092563.
  • EOIR Swears in New Immigration Judges for Hartford and Lancaster Immigration Courts(37 KB - 9/12/2008)
    On 9/12/08 DOJ announced that Philip Verillo was sworn as an immigration judge for the Hartford, CT immigration court and Scott D. Laurent was sworn in as an immigration judge for the Lancaster, CA immigration court.
    AILA Doc. No. 08091266.
  • EOIR Creates Web Page to Submit Complaints About Immigration Judges (9/12/2008)
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review has created a web page that allows individuals to submit complaints about Immigration Judge conduct.
    AILA Doc. No. 08091261.
  • DOJ Progress Overview on EOIR Improvement Measures(86 KB - 9/8/2008)
    On 8/28/08 DOJ released a fact sheet summarizing EOIR's progress implementing the 22 Measures to Improve the Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals, which were outlined in 2006 by former Attorney General Gonzales.
    AILA Doc. No. 08090866.
  • DOJ Announces Juan Osuna Named as BIA Chairman(27 KB - 9/3/2008)
    On 8/3/08 DOJ announced that Attorney General Mukasey appointed Juan Osuna to be the Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals.
    AILA Doc. No. 08090366.
  • New Immigration Judges Appointed in Arizona and Puerto Rico(28 KB - 8/18/2008)
    On 8/15/08, EOIR announced the appointment of Irene C. Feldman and Richard A. Phelps to the Eloy, Arizona, Immigration Court, and of Crimilda Guilloty to the Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Immigration Court.
    AILA Doc. No. 08081862.
  • EOIR Releases Legal Orientation Program & Pro Bono Project Fact Sheet(21 KB - 7/22/2008)
    On 7/18/08 EOIR released a Fact Sheet on its Legal Orientation and Pro Bono Programs, which also highlights an unaccompanied minors initiative and a model hearing program.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072260.
  • EOIR to Require A Numbers(24 KB - 7/21/2008)
    On 7/21/08 EOIR announced that effective 7/21/08 documents filed with EOIR's immigration courts and the BIA should indicate A numbers.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072161.
  • BIA Affirms Removal of Former SS Officer(32 KB - 6/20/2008)
    The BIA affirmed an order to remove a man who became a citizen in 1964, because of his participation in Nazi-sponsored crimes of persecution.
    AILA Doc. No. 08062068.
  • Immigration Court Practice Manual Will Be Effective July 1(46 KB - 6/16/2008)
    On June 16, 2008, the Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that the Immigration Court Practice Manual will be effective on July 1, 2008.
    AILA Doc. No. 08061661.
  • DOJ Announces the Appointment of 5 New BIA Members(27 KB - 5/30/2008)
    Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey announced the appointment of five new members to EOIR’s Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The new members are: Charles K. Adkins-Blanch, Anne J. Greer, Garry D. Malphrus, Hugh G. Mullane and Linda S. Wendtland.
    AILA Doc. No. 08053030.
  • EOIR Announces Release of Legal Orientation Program Evaluation Report(36 KB - 5/16/2008)
    A 5/15/08 EOIR News Release summarizes the findings of a Vera Institute of Justice report on the impact and benefits of EOIR’s Legal Orientation Program.
    AILA Doc. No. 08051663.
  • EOIR Reminds Coercive Population Control Asylees to Report Changes of Address(37 KB - 5/13/2008)
    A 5/12/08 EOIR News Release reminds coercive population control asylees to provide change of address information to both DHS and EOIR.
    AILA Doc. No. 08051362.
  • EOIR Fact Sheet on Unaccompanied Minors in Proceedings(44 KB - 4/29/2008)
    On 4/22/08 EOIR issued a revised Fact Sheet on unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings, which touches on legal representation, guidelines and training for immigration judges, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 08042961.
  • EOIR Swears in 11 New IJs and New Assistant Chief IJ(55 KB - 4/4/2008)
    On 4/4/08, EOIR announced that MaryBeth Keller will serve as the Assistant Chief Immigration Judge for Conduct and Professionalism, and that 11 new immigration judges were sworn in.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040472.
  • Opportunity to House an EOIR Legal Orientation Program Attorney(175 KB - 3/20/2008)
    The Vera Institute of Justice seeks letters of intent from nonprofits that are interested in hosting an EOIR Legal Orientation Program attorney at their site. The goal is to educate detained individuals in removal proceedings so they can make more informed decisions.
    AILA Doc. No. 08032038.
  • EOIR Announces Postponement of Immigration Court Practice Manual Effective Date to July 1(43 KB - 3/13/2008)
    A 3/13/08 News Release confirms that EOIR has delayed implementation of the Immigration Court Practice Manual to July 1, 2008.
    AILA Doc. No. 08031337.
  • DOJ Announces Higher Fines for Employers Who Violate Immigration Laws(30 KB - 2/22/2008)
    On 2/22/08 Attorney General Michael Mukasey announced higher civil fines against employers who violate federal immigration laws.
    AILA Doc. No. 08022266.
  • DOJ Announces Grants to Fight Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination(28 KB - 2/6/2008)
    On 2/4/08 the DOJ announced campaign grants to promote public education efforts regarding immigration-related employment discrimination.
    AILA Doc. No. 08020661.
  • Attorney General Mukasey Announces $100 Million Funding Request for Border Enforcement(47 KB - 2/1/2008)
    A 1/31/08 DOJ Press Release and Fact Sheet announce a request for $100 million in FY 2009 to fund the DOJ’s Southwest Border Enforcement Initiative.
    AILA Doc. No. 08020131.
  • Tacoma Immigration Court to Operate Independently from Seattle(34 KB - 1/23/2008)
    On 1/22/08 EOIR announced that the Tacoma Immigration Court will begin operations as a court separate from the Seattle Immigration Court in late January. The change will affect detainees at the Northwest Detention Center.
    AILA Doc. No. 08012361.
 
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