09 June 2014 ~ 8 Comments

Long Awaited CSPA Decision Is Out — And Unfortunate

It is a 5-4 decision for the government in Scialabba v. de Osorio, and 65 pages long, which is why it took so long to release. Read the entire opinion here. This decision means imminent family separation. It means that (adult) children who age out of petitions filed on behalf of their parents cannot keep their […]

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10 December 2013 ~ 61 Comments

Mayorkas v. Cuellar De Osorio: From the Frontlines of the Supreme Court

A major storm was supposed to take over the District of Columbia today. While the federal and District government closed down in anticipation of bad weather, I trudged along to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Mayorkas v. de Osorio, an issue that has defined most of my existence in the United […]

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13 November 2013 ~ 8 Comments

U.S. Supreme Court Hears CSPA Case On Dec. 10

As reform advocates continue to fast and pray for comprehensive immigration reform by pitching tents on Capitol Hill, perhaps the most under-reported immigration news of this year is how the Obama Administration is denying green-cards to thousands of young immigrants by not giving proper interpretation to the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). The CSPA was supposed […]

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05 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

CSPA Update: June 24 is D-Day

Attorneys for de Osorio filed an excellent reply brief to the DOJ’s petition seeking certiorari on May 24. Usually, the petitioners can file a reply brief within 10 days in de Osorio and it appears that they have done so. As of now, the government’s petition for review of the Ninth Circuit’s decision has been distributed for conference […]

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25 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

How the Senate Immigration Bill Overturns Matter of Wang, Clarifies the Child Status Protection Act and Should Put an End to the Government’s Appeal In De Osorio

One of the good parts of the Senate immigration bill, dissected here, is that it should put an end to the litigation concerning aging out of children under immigration laws. If you are new to this, Congress passed the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) in 2001 to remedy the problem of children, who upon turning 21, were being […]

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