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Volume 8
Analysis of the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions after Descamps v. United States
by Sarah Pixler and Nicole Wells
Vol.8
No.5
June 2014 (PDF)
Waivers of Inadmissibility for Lawful Permanent Residents Under Section 212(h) of the Act
by Christina Greer
Vol. 8
No.4
April/May 2014 (PDF)
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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