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Immigration Law: Removal Proceedings-Termination of Proceedings-Crimes of Moral Turpitude

Petitioner appealed from the Board of Immigration Appeal’s decision affirming an Immigration Judge’s denial of her motion to terminate removal proceedings. Petitioner, a native and citizen of Bosnia-Herzegovina, was convicted of receiving stolen property and passing a bad check. On ...

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Immigration Law: Asylum-Removal

Where a petitioner from Bangladesh sought review of the denial of his application for asylum and for the withholding of removal, the petition is denied because the application for asylum was untimely, and the events stated as evidence of persecution ...

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Immigration Law: Removal-Motion to Reopen Proceedings-Abuse of Discretion

Petitioner, a Guatemalan citizen, petitioned for review of the order denying her motion to reopen her removal proceedings. Where there was no new material evidence that was unavailable during the original removal hearing, the BIA did not abuse its discretion ...

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Immigration official addresses docket transfer

St. Louis immigration lawyers are pleased that court administrators are evaluating how the merger of St. Louis and Kansas City dockets will affect attorneys and their clients, but they say questions remain unanswered. Thomas G. Snow, acting director of the ...

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EOIR head sheds light on immigration docket

Dear Editor: I appreciate the opportunity to respond to provide some clarification regarding an article published July 17, 2009, in Missouri Lawyers Weekly by David Knopf, “St. Louis Immigration Lawyers in the Dark About Merger of Docket with Kansas City ...

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New immigration law ‘not that far-reaching’

A few Missouri residents believe a tightened immigration law that took effect in January is more extensive than it actually is. Missouri’s law, which took effect Jan. 1, makes it illegal to knowingly employ illegal immigrants. Barbara Crancer, chief counsel ...

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Up & Coming Lawyers: Leon Versfeld, 33

* Versfeld & Hugo, managing member * University of Pretoria, South Africa * Immigration law Leon Versfeld applies a global perspective to help his clients navigate a complex sea of immigration law. A native of Pretoria, South Africa, Versfeld founded ...

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