April 12, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
Turkey's Grand National Assembly approved amendments to the country's anti-terrorism legislation on Thursday to bring the legislation more in line with EU freedom of expression standards. Through the amendments Turkey will narrow its definition of terrorism propaganda. Amendments to Article 6 ...[read more]
December 12, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Judulang v. Holder that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) policy for deciding when resident aliens may apply to the Attorney General for relief from deportation under a now-repealed provision of the immigration laws is arbitrary and capricious. Joel ...[read more]
January 7, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 7, 2009, US Attorney General Michael Mukasey ruled that aliens may no longer challenge deportation hearings based on ineffective assistance of counsel. Mukasey's opinion, which is binding on immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), held that immigrants have no ...[read more]
September 6, 2010
by Erin Bock
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision Friday allowing two people to file habeas corpus petitions against removal orders from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) despite provisions of the REAL ID Act (RIDA) removing jurisdiction from federal courts to hear such claims ...[read more]
January 20, 2010
by Anna Kavalauskas
Kucana v. Holder, US Supreme Court, January 20, 2010. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on Board of Immigration Appeals... ...[read more]
January 20, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously in Kucana v. Holder that a federal statute gives federal courts jurisdiction to review rulings on motions to reopen decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). 1252(a)(2)(B)(ii) states that no court shall have jurisdiction to revie... ...[read more]
April 10, 2009
by Adrienne Lester
The US Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) denied Friday the emergency stay of deportation filed by accused Nazi prison camp guard John Demjanjuk. In March, a Munich district court charged Demjanjuk with 29,000 counts of accessory to murder for his alleged involvement at the Sobibor concentration ...[read more]
July 19, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit made an unusual ruling on Friday, finding that the adverse credibility determination made by an Immigration Judge (IJ) in an asylum case was not based on substantial evidence. The petitioner, Etagegn Haile Tekle, appealed the Board of Immigration ...[read more]

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