immigration law

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The state of Arizona maintains that it faced rampant illegal immigration, which increased crime and harmed Arizona’s economy. See Brief for Petitioners, State of Arizona and Janice K. Brewer, at 3–6. In response to this concern, in April 2010, the...

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Overview

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRAIRA) strengthened U.S. immigration laws, adding penalties for undocumented immigrants who commit crimes while in the United States or who stay in the U.S. for...

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The following cases are major Supreme Court cases in the field of immigration law.

US v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898) Kwong_Hai_Chew v. Colding, 344 U.S. 590 (1953) Shaughnessy v. US ex rel Mezei, 345 U.S. 206 (1953) Graham v....
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Alejandro Rodriguez, Abdirizak Aden Farah, Jose Farias Cornejo, Yussuf Abdikadir, Abel Perez Ruelas, and Efren Orozco are all non-citizens who sued in a class action challenging their prolonged detentions without individualized bond hearings or re-...

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Fauzia Din, a U.S. citizen, married Kanishka Berashk, an Afghani national, in September 2006. See Din v. Kerry, 718 F.3d 856, 858 (9th Cir. 2013). Din shortly thereafter filed a visa petition in order for Berashk to be admitted into the United States....

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The United States ordered removal of Noel Reyes Mata, a native and citizen of Mexico, from the county in 2010. See Mata v. Holder, 558 F. App'x 366, 367 (5th Cir. 2014). Mata filed a timely petition for appeal of his order of removal with the Board of...

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Manoj Nijhawan, an Indian citizen, lawfully entered the United States in July, 1985 and became a permanent resident. See Nijhawan v. Att'y Gen. of the U.S., 523 F.3d 387 (3d Cir. 2008); On the Docket: Supreme Court News: Nijhawan v. Holder. Nijhawan,...

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A type O visa is a non-immigrant visa for foreign workers who wish to remain in the United States temporarily to work. It is given to those who have extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or extraordinary...

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This case began over thirteen years ago when eight Arab and Muslim non-citizens brought a claim against high-ranking federal officials who were involved in the government’s investigation into the events of September 11, 2001, when al Qaeda’s attack on...