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Volume 8
Removable Officers and the Doctrine of Command Responsibility
by Maureen Contreni
Vol. 8
No. 3
March 2014 (PDF)
Not Seeing Eye to Eye on Social “Visibility”
by Josh Lunsford
Vol. 8
No. 2
February 2014 (PDF)
Special Immigrant Juveniles: All the Special Rules
by Laura E. Ploeg
Vol. 8
No. 1
January 2014 (PDF)
Volume 7
Let’s Talk “TRIG”: Litigation in the Federal Courts on the Terrorism-related Inadmissibility Grounds
by Patricia Allen
Vol. 7
No. 9
Nov.-Dec. 2013 (PDF)
Running Away From the Regulatory Departure Bar, One Circuit at a Time, in Opposite Directions
by Josh Lunsford and Sarah Byrd
Vol. 7
No. 8
Sept.-Oct. 2013 (PDF)
Moncrieffe v. Holder: Exploring the Legal Landscape of Section 101(a)(43)(B) of the Act
by Sam Chow, Rachael Dizard, and Cindy Heidelberg
Vol. 7
No. 7
August 2013 (PDF)
Understanding Marriage-Based K Nonimmigrant Visas: The Difficulty in Saying “I Do”
by Josh Lunsford
Vol. 7
No. 6
June-July 2013 (PDF)
Around the World in the INA:Designating a Country of Removal in Immigration Proceedings
by Adam L. Fleming
Vol. 7
No. 5
May 2013 (PDF)
Vartelas v. Holder: The Revival of the Fleuti Doctrine
by Sabrina Gillespie
Vol. 7
No. 4
April 2013 (PDF)
Organized Atrocities: Asylum Claims Based Upon a “Pattern or Practice” of Persecution
by Adam L. Fleming
Vol. 7
No. 3
March 2013 (PDF)
The Unlawful Presence Bars: Think Twice
by Melanie J. Siders and Alexa C. McDonnell
Vol. 7
No. 2
February 2013 (PDF)
Relief After Rebuttal: Reaching Humanitarian Asylum Under the Regulations
by Rebekah Bailey and Laura Lunn
Vol. 7
No. 1
January 2013 (PDF)

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Volume 6
Conceptualizing Cancellation of Removal Criminal Bars
by Jeremiah Farrelly
Vol. 6
No. 10
November/December 2012 (PDF)
A Split Among the Circuits: Taking Opposing Sides on Silva-Trevino
by Bria DeSalvo
Vol. 6
No. 9
October 2012 (PDF)
What To Do When the Constable Blunders? Egregious Violations of the Fourth Amendment in Removal Proceedings
by Kate Mahoney
Vol. 6
No. 8
September 2012 (PDF)
Discussing the Unmentionable: Analyzing Child Abuse and Rape in Immigration Law
by Elizabeth Donnelly
Vol. 6
No. 7
July - August 2012 (PDF)
The Continuing Struggle To Define “Admission” and “Admitted” in the Immigration and Nationality Act
by Daniel Cicchini and Joseph Hassell
Vol. 6
No. 6
June 2012 (PDF)
When Time Is of The Essence: Applying Timing Rules in Immigration Proceedings
by Josh D. Friedman
Vol. 6
No. 5
May 2012 (PDF)
Circuit Court Modifications to the Modified Categorical Approach
by Daniel Cicchini & Joseph Hassell
Vol. 6
No. 4
April 2012 (PDF)
Proving the Fact of Conviction in Immigration Proceedings: A Precategorical Analysis
by Eric J. Drootman
Vol. 6
No. 3
March 2012 (PDF)
The Burden of Proof and Relief from Removability: Who Benefits From the Ambiguity in an Inconclusive Record of Conviction
by Joshua Lunsford
Vol. 6
No. 2
February 2012 (PDF)
The Expanded Bond Docket for Immigration Judges in the Ninth Circuit: Conducting Bond Hearings After Final Administrative Orders of Removal
by Eric J. Drootman
Vol. 6
No. 1
January 2012 (PDF)
Citizenship, Crimes, Asylum and Motions: A Winter's Smorgasbord
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 6
No. 1
January 2012 (PDF)

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Volume 5
Super Circuit?: Random Musings on 2011's Top Twenty
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 5
No. 10
November-December 2011 (PDF)
Relief in Their Own Right: Asylum for the Children of Victims of Coercive Population Control Policies
by Elizabeth Donnelly
Vol. 5
No. 9
October 2011 (PDF)
The Heart of Silva-Trevino: Still Beating?
by Edward R. Grant & Patricia M. Allen
Vol. 5
No. 9
October 2011 (PDF)
Déjà Vu All Over Again: SCOTUS Takes Up Imputation and Retroactivity
by Edward R. Grant & Joshua A. Altman
Vol. 5
No. 8
September 2011 (PDF)
Subpoenas in Immigration Court
by Andrea Saenz
Vol. 5
No. 7
August 2011 (PDF)
When Cousins Are Two of a Kind: Circuits Issue Not-Quite-Identical Paired Decisions
by Edward R. Grant & Patricia M. Allen
Vol. 5
No. 7
August 2011 (PDF)
The Quality That Makes Something Worthy of Belief: REAL ID Credibility Standards and the Paramaters of Plausibility Findings
by Michele D. Frangella
Vol. 5
No. 6
July 2011 (PDF)
Fruit or Vegetable? Supreme Court To Decide if Tax Fraud is "Fraud" Under Section 101 (a)(43)(M)(i) of the Act
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 5
No. 5
May-June 2011 (PDF)
Reason to Believe: Satisfying the Standard of Proof of Section
212(a)(2)(C)(i)

by Alexa C. McDonnell
Vol. 5
No. 5
May-June 2011 (PDF)
Enchanted April: Love, Hope, and Section 212(c) All Spring Eternal
by Edward R Grant and Patricia M. Allen
Vol. 5
No. 4
April 2011 (PDF)
The Convention Against Torture and Acquiescence: Willful Blindness or Willful Awareness?
by Brea C. Burgie
Vol. 5
No. 4
April 2011 (PDF)
Trust, but Verify: Document Similarities and Credibility Findings in Immigration Proceedings
by Jonathan Calkins and Elizabeth Donnelly
Vol. 5
No. 3
March 2011 (PDF)
Life Does not Always Imitate Television: The "Exclusionary Rule" in Immigration Proceedings
by Edward R. Grant and Patricia M. Allen
Vol. 5
No. 3
March 2011 (PDF)
Measuring the Risk of Physical Force in Evaluating Crimes of Violence Under 18 U.S.C. §16(b)
by Benjamin Crouse
Vol. 5
No. 2
February 2011 (PDF)
Circuit Bracketology: Lots of Upsets, But No Clear Favorites
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 5
No. 2
February 2011 (PDF)
Location, Location, Location: Venue for Immigration Appeals in the U.S. Circuit Courts
by Daniel L. Swanwick
Vol. 5
No. 1
January 2011 (PDF)
Speaking of Parole: Who's In, and Who's Out
by Edward R. Grant and Patricia M. Allen
Vol. 5
No. 1
January 2011 (PDF)

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Volume 4
The 2010 Top Twenty: Few Easy Choices
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 4
No. 10
November-December 2010 (PDF)
Phair or Phoul in Philadelphia?: Third Circuit Speaks on De Novo Review, Sexual Abuse, and Res Judicata
by Edward R. Grant and Patricia M. Allen
Vol. 4
No. 9
October 2010 (PDF)
Measured Reliance: Evaluating the Authenticity of Foreign Documents in Removal Proceedings
by Suzanne DeBerry
Vol. 4
No. 8
September 2010 (PDF)
"Did you Notify the Police?": Ninth Circuit Revisits the "Unable or Unwilling to Control" Standard
by Edward R. Grant and Patricia M. Allen
Vol. 4
No. 8
September 2010 (PDF)
The Supreme Court's Decision in Padilla v. Kentucky
by Micah Bump
Vol. 4
No. 7
July-August 2010 (PDF)
Undercard or Main Event?: Courts Assess the Jurisdiction Provisions of the REAL ID Act
by Edward R. Grant and Patricia M. Allen
Vol. 4
No. 7
July-August 2010 (PDF)
Recent Developments in Gang-Related Asylum Claims Based on Membership in a Particular Social Group
by Angela Munro
Vol. 4
No. 6
June 2010 (PDF)
"The Wrong Side of the Rock-Throwing Line?": New Looks at an Old Bar to Refugee Protection
by Edward R. Grant and Patricia M. Allen
Vol. 4
No. 6
June 2010 (PDF)
Expert Witnesses in Immigration Proceedings
by Garry Malphrus
Vol. 4
No. 5
May 2010 (PDF)
Alternatives to Detention and Immigration Judges' Bond Jurisdiction: Considering Matter of Aguilar-Aquino and Matter of Garcia-Garcia
by Sarah Byrd
Vol. 4
No. 4
April 2010 (PDF)
Removability for Smuggling Under Sections 212(a)(6)(E) and 237(a)(1)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act
by Sarah Cade
Vol. 4
No. 3
March 2010 (PDF)
Dynes and Newtons: "Crime of Violence" Standards in the Wake of Johnson v. United States
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 4
No. 3
March 2010 (PDF)
Cancellation of Removal: When is Exceptional and Extremely Unusual Hardship a Question of Law?
by Nina Elliot and Greta Hendricks
Vol. 4
No. 2
February 2010 (PDF)
"A Little More Like Other Litigation": The Ninth Circuit Embraces the REAL ID Act
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 4
No. 2
February 2010 (PDF)
Waiver Relief for Refugees Who Have Engaged in Criminal Activity
by Pedro Pavon
Vol. 4
No. 1
January 2010 (PDF)
The Right to File a Motion to Reopen: An Intended Consequence of IIRIRA?
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 4
No. 1
January 2010 (PDF)

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Volume 3
The Top Twenty: Cases To Remember From 2009
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 3
No. 12
December 2009 (PDF)
The Current Status of Section 212(c): Considering Abebe v. Holder
by Sara J. Bergene
Vol. 3
No. 11
November 2009 (PDF)
How Much Deference is Owed to Non-Precedent Decisions of the Board? The Case of Joseph v. Holder
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 3
No. 11
November 2009 (PDF)
The Meaning of "Admission" and "Admitted" in the Immigration and Nationality Act
by Sarah K. Barr
Vol. 3
No. 10
October 2009 (PDF)
Immigration in the Supreme Court: The October 2009 Term
by Edward R. Grant
Vol 3.
No. 10
October 2009 (PDF)
Disparity? or Diversity? Contested Issues in Asylum Law
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 3
No. 9
September 2009 (PDF)
Brand X Developments in the Ninth Circuit and Beyond
by Bijal Shah
Vol. 3
No. 9
September 2009 (PDF)
Changed Circumstances and Country Conditions with Respect to Asylum
by Dina Sewell Finkel
Vol 3.
No. 8
August 2009 (PDF)
A Crummy Summer Rerun: Still More on Corroboration, Credibility, and the REAL ID Act
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 3
No. 8
August 2009 (PDF)
Moral Turpitude After Silva-Trevino
by Geoffrey Gilpin and Brad Hunter
Vol. 3
No. 7
July 2009 (PDF)
Survey: Circuit Court Treatment of Documents Commonly Submitted in CPC Asylum Claims
by Corey Lazar and Lindsay Murphy
Vol. 3
No. 6
June 2009 (PDF)
Assistance in Persecution Under Duress: The Supreme Court's Decision in Negusie v. Holder and the Misplaced Reliance on Fedorenko v. United States
by Brigette L. Frantz
Vol. 3
No. 5
May 2009 (PDF)
Marital Rites: Recent Court Decisions on Visa Eligibility, Waivers, and Marriage Fraud
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 3
No. 5
May 2009 (PDF)
Ninth Circuit Reasserts Itself on "Imputed" Residence and Presence
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 3
No. 5
May 2009 (PDF)
Incompetent Respondents in Removal Proceedings
by Mina E. Tsankov
Vol. 3
No. 4
April 2009 (PDF)
Evidence That Rules of Evidence Do Exist in Immigration Court
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 3
No. 4
April 2009 (PDF)
Matter of Compean: Balancing Fairness and Finality in Deficient Performance of Counsel Claims
by Suzanne DeBerry
Vol. 3
No. 3
March 2009 (PDF)
March Madness: A "Sweet Sixteen" for Immigration Wonks
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 3
No. 3
March 2009 (PDF)
Differentiating the Material Support and Persecutor Bars in Asylum Claims
by Lisa Yu
Vol. 3
No. 2
February 2009 (PDF)
Recent Developments in the Specific Intent Standard in Convention Against Torture Cases
by Sarah Cade
Vol. 3
No. 1
January 2009 (PDF)
Nonreviewable Calls: Courts Limit Their Jurisdiction on Matters of "Agency Discretion"
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 3
No. 1
January 2009 (PDF)

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Volume 2
New Developments on the Terrorism-Related Inadmissibility Ground Exemptions
by Lisa Yu
Vol 2.
No. 12
December 2008 (PDF)
Cases of the Year: Ranking the Top 20 Federal Immigration Decisions of 2008
by Edward R. Grant
Vol 2.
No. 12
December 2008 (PDF)
U.S. Citizenship Law and the Means for Becoming a Citizen
by Katherine Leahy
Vol. 2
No. 11
November 2008 (PDF)
Treatment of Criminal Convictions in the Immigration Context
by Josh Adams
Vol. 2
No. 10
October 2008 (PDF)
Through the Eye of the Needle: Immigration in the October 2008 Term
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 2
No. 10
October 2008 (PDF)
Asking and Telling: Identity and Persecution in Sexual Orientation Asylum Claims
by Dorothy A. Harbeck and Ellen L. Buckwalter
Vol. 2
No. 9
September 2008 (PDF)
Change We Can - and Can't - Rely On: Rebutting the "Presumptive Inference" from Past to Future Persecution
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 2
No. 9
September 2008 (PDF)
Second Chances: Motions for Continuances Under Matters of Garcia, Velarde, and Kotte
by Teresa Donovan and Anne Greer
Vol. 2
No. 8
August 2008 (PDF)
ADDENDUM: Bond Proceedings Before Immigration Judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals
by Amanda J. Adams
Vol. 2
No. 8
August 2008 (PDF)
Bond Proceedings Before Immigration Judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals
by Amanda J. Adams
Vol. 2
No. 7
July 2008 (PDF)
The Action Heats Up: REAL ID Act in the Circuit Courts
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 2
No. 7
July 2008 (PDF)
ADDENDUM: Calculating "Loss to Victim or Victims" Under Section
101(a)(43)(M)…

by Ellen Liebowitz
Vol. 2
No. 7
July 2008 (PDF)
Suppression: Respondents Look for a Shield and Sword in Immigration Proceedings
by Sara A. Stanley and Daniel L. Swanwick
Vol. 2
No. 6
June 2008 (PDF)
Dadaism Reborn: Immigration Law in the October 2007 Term of the Supreme Court
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 2
No. 6
June 2008 (PDF)
ADDENDUM: Emerging Trends in the Circuits: Asylum Claims Based on Female Genital Mutilation
by Patricia Allen
Vol. 2
No. 6
June 2008 (PDF)
In Limbo: Continued Detention Review for Specially Dangerous Aliens
by Illissa Gould
Vol. 2
No. 5
May 2008 (PDF)
Sex and the Circuits: Back, and on the Big Screen
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 2
No. 5
May 2008 (PDF)
Update-Calculating "Loss to Victims or Victims" Under Section
101(a)(43)(M)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act

by Ellen Liebowitz
Vol. 2
No. 5
May 2008 (PDF)
Affording Material Support to a Terrorist Organization-A Look at the Discretionary Exemption to Inadmissability for Aliens Caught Between A Rock and A Hard Place
by Linda Alberty
Vol. 2
No. 4
April 2008 (PDF)
One Toke Over the Line: The Immigration Consequences of Drug Offenses
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 2
No. 4
April 2008 (PDF)
Addendum-Calculating "Loss to Victim or Victims" Under Section
101(a)(43)(M) of the Immigration and Nationality Act

by Ellen Liebowitz
Vol. 2
No. 4
April 2008 (PDF)
Splitting Hairs: Burden of Proof, Voluntariness and Scienter Under the Persecutor Bar to Asylum Based Relief
by Derek C. Julius
Vol. 2
No. 3
March 2008 (PDF)
Crimes and Misdemeanors: Recent Trends on CIMTs, Aggravated Felonies, and Eligibility for Relief.
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 2
No. 3
March 2008 (PDF)
Addendum: The Real Deal on REAL ID- An Update on Implementation
by Kathleen M. Reilly
Vol. 2
No. 3
March 2008 (PDF)
Addendum: Calculating "Loss to Victim or Victims" under section
101(a)(43)(M) of the Immigration and Nationality Act

by Ellen Liebowitz
Vol. 2
No. 3
March 2008 (PDF)
The Real Deal on REAL ID-An Update on Implementation
by Kathleen M. Reilly
Vol. 2
No. 2
February 2008 (PDF)
A Pudding With No Theme?: Circuits Rule on a Potpouri of Issues
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 2
No. 2
February 2008 (PDF)
Addendum: Equitable Tolling of Motions Deadlines-A Survey of Circuit Court Decisions
by Karen Fletcher Torstenson
Vol. 2
No. 2
February 2008 (PDF)
Addendum: Calculating "Loss to Victim or Victims…
by Ellen Liebowitz
Vol. 2
No. 2
February 2008 (PDF)
Brand X: Deference Should Be More Than A Matter of "Who's On First"
by William N. Frank
Vol. 2
No. 1
January 2008 (PDF)
Getting Serious About Frivolousness: When Can the Ultimate Sanction Be Imposed
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 2
No. 1
January 2008 (PDF)
Immigration Legislation Possibilities after the Demise of Comprehensive Immigration Reform
by S. Kathleen Pepper
Vol. 2
No. 1
January 2008 (PDF)

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Volume 1
Gang Violence and Asylum: The Problem of Defining a Particular Social Group
by Katherine A. Smith
Vol. 1
No. 12
December 2007 (PDF)
"World, Take Good Notice" The Circuits' View of Administrative Notice
by Audra E. Santucci and Judith K. Hines
Vol. 1
No. 11
November 2007 (PDF)
Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude Categorical Approach or Evolving Moral Standards?
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 1
No. 11
November 2007 (PDF)
Addendum: Calculating Loss to Victim or Victims Under section
101(a)(43)(M) of the Immigration and Nationality Act

by Ellen Liebowitz
Vol. 1
No. 11
November 2007 (PDF)
Emerging Trends in the Circuits: Asylum Claims Based on Female Genital Mutilation
by Patricia Allen
Vol. 1
No. 10
October 2007 (PDF)
To Be Continued….When do We Need a Further Episode?
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 1
No. 10
October 2007 (PDF)
Issues Arising in Coercive Population Control Claims: Survey of Board of Immigration Appeals and Federal Court Decisions
by Lisa de Cardona and Dee Brooks
Vol. 1
No. 9
September 2007 (PDF)
The Postman Always Rings Twice? Recent Developments on the Issue of Notice and Delivery
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 1
No. 9
September 2007 (PDF)
Equitable Tolling of Motions Deadlines-A Survey of Circuit Court Decisions
by Karen Fletcher Torstenson and Kathleen Pepper
Vol. 1
No. 8
August 2007 (PDF)
Persecution and Persecutors: No Bright Lines Here
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 1
No. 8
August 2007 (PDF)
"Attention Must Be Paid": Circuits Issue Significant Decisions in Chinese Coercive Population Control Cases
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 1
No. 7
July 2007 (PDF)
Circuits Issue Significant Decisions in High Impact Cases
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 1
No. 7
July 2007 (PDF)
The Unsettled Concept of Firm Resettlement as a Bar to Asylum
by Patricia Allen
Vol. 1
No. 6
June 2007 (PDF)
"I Second that (E)motion": How EOIR Motions Practice is Increasingly Governed by the Federal Courts
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 1
No. 6
June 2007 (PDF)
Immigration Legislation: RIP?
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 1
No. 6
June 2007 (PDF)
Addendum: Calculating "Loss to Victim or Victims Under section 101(a)(43)(M) of the Immigration and Nationality Act
by Ellen Liebowitz
Vol. 1
No. 6
June 2007 (PDF)
The Treatment of Multiple State Possession Offenses in Light of Lopez
by Sydney O'Hagan
Vol. 1
No. 5
May 2007 (PDF)
Law Clerks for All!-How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Could Impact Immigration Courts and the BIA
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 1
No. 5
May 2007 (PDF)
Calculating Loss to the Victim or Victims Under Section 101(a)(43)(M)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act: Survey of Circuit Court Decisions
by Ellen Liebowitz
Vol. 1
No. 4
April 2007 (PDF)
Falsus in Uno: Second Circuit Rules on Permissible Inferences and Speculation
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 1
No. 4
April 2007 (PDF)
The Convention Against Torture: When does a Public Official Acquiesce to Torture Committed by a Third Party?
by Teresa Donovan
Vol. 1
No. 3
March 2007 (PDF)
The "Fugitive Disentitlement Doctrine" and Other Limits on Circuit Court Review
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 1
No. 3
March 2007 (PDF)
Misdemeanor Assault, Battery, and Harassment as Crimes of Violence-A Circuit Court Split
by Stephen O'Connor
Vol. 1
No. 2
February 2007 (PDF)
Federal Court Review: High Dismissal Rate on Petitions For Review Continues
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 1
No. 2
February 2007 (PDF)
Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Supreme Court's Decision in Lopez v. Gonzales
by Ed Kelly
Vol. 1
No. 1
January 2007 (PDF)
Board Decisions Under Review: A Qualitative Analysis
by Edward R. Grant
Vol. 1
No. 1
January 2007 (PDF)

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