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DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional

The recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that overturns the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has major implications for immigration benefits for same-sex couples.


Senate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Bill

Senate approves the comprehensive immigration legislation, known as the Gang of Eight Bill.


Supreme Court Grants Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Court reviews case involving the Child Status Protection Act.



Articles »

Is It Time to Review the Unreviewable BIA's Sua Sponte Power?

By Alex I. Craciunescu

One of the main challenges that petitioners for review in circuit courts face is establishing that the issue falls within the court’s subject matter jurisdiction.


The Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel in Immigration Proceedings

By Thomas K. Ragland

The attorney general has affirmed the right to competent counsel in removal proceedings and restored the process for seeking reopening.


Niken v. Holder's Impact on Stays of Removal and Beyond

By Thomas K. Ragland

The Supreme Court held that the decision whether to grant a stay of removal is governed by traditional stay factors.


 
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Uncovering Hidden Product Defect Claims

By Chris Roberts

A seemingly straightforward vehicle-accident case can conceal a more complex product-defect case. Listen as Chris Roberts outlines what evidence to look for to turn a “simple” accident case into a multimillion-dollar verdict. (13:26 min)


Announcements

September Lunch and Learn—Wednesday, September 25

We will continue to offer complementary teleconferences featuring prominent attorneys, government speakers, and individuals specializing in various areas of law that touch on immigration.


Civil Right to Counsel Video

Learn more about the latest developments on the civil right to counsel movement and how you can get involved. Watch now.


Seeking Contributors

The Immigration Litigation Committee is looking for authors for articles. Contact a committee chair for more information.


 
Immigration Litigation Leadership

Cochairs Web Editor Newsletter Editor

Dree Kristin Collopy

Washington, DC


Parisa Karaahmet

New York, NY


Programs Chair

Sarah Schroeder

New York, NY


Christian Triantaphyllis

Houston, TX


Maurice Williams

Central Islip, NY