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Welcome to the final blog of the year. We get to end 2018 with a doozy of a crimmigration case. This week only one immigration case came down from the Ninth Circuit; but, it’s a fun one for those of us who practice crimmigration. And, let’s face it, crimmigration is the most ...

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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Top of the Ninth: Part Two: District Court Decisions on Matter of A-B- and Preliminary Injunction on Changes to Asylum

    "[I]t is the will of Congress – not the whims of the Executive – that determine the standard for expedited removal." Grace et al. v. Whitaker , No. ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Part One: CIMTs and Retroactivity; Misrepresentation on Apps; and Pereira's Corner

    This past week the Ninth Circuit held (once again) that crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMTs) are not unconstitutionally vague and that a finding ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: BIA Certification and Pereira

    While the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) may have found that Pereira is a very limited decision that has nothing to do with anything, the district ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: The Putative A.G., TRO, and the First Amendment

    The unspoken theme of the last few weeks within immigration law has been the issue of the separation of powers – but not the usual issue of the ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Pereira, Marriage Fraud, and Harboring

    "[J]ust as a block of wood is not a pencil if it lacks some kind of pigmented core to write with, a piece of paper is not a notice to appear absent ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Fiancé Visas, Rodriguez Remand, and Nationwide TRO

    The genius of American society (at least one aspect of the genius of American society) is how we have integrated refugees into our country. (Other ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Isomer Explanations for Lorenzo v. Sessions, 902 F.3d 930 (9th Cir. 2018)

    This week we have a guest blog by Sean Patrick McGinley a law student at Boston College. Sean Patrick explains the scientific reasoning behind the ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: CIMT Vagueness and Minors, and Pereira

    I am writing this blog from San Jose, California, hundreds of miles from the wildfires, I have been sitting inside for the past week, finding it ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Part One: 288c and PSC

    Part I: 288c and PSC After being very quiet for a few weeks and issuing no opinions on certain days, the Ninth Circuit made up for it this past week ...

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