Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Removal

Obama Administration Announces Focus on High-Risk Cases in Removal Proceedings

On August 18, 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced (PDF) that the Obama administration plans to focus removal efforts on high-priority cases such as convicted felons and others posing a threat to public safety, and to initiate an interagency case-by-case review to ensure that both those currently in removal proceedings and new cases… Read More

Court Finds Jurisdiction to Review Adjustment Application Before Renewal in Removal Proceedings

In Hillcrest Baptist Church v. U.S.A., the plaintiffs filed a complaint for relief after U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services denied their adjustment of status applications. The government moved to dismiss because the plaintiffs had not renewed their applications in removal proceedings and, thus, had not yet exhausted their administrative remedies. The U.S. District Court for… Read More