The “Stop-Time” Rule

The “Stop-Time” Rule The stop-time rule in immigration law – An individual who has been unlawfully present in the United States for a very long time may be eligible for a removal defense known as Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal. This defense is available under...

The Child Citizenship Act

The Child Citizenship Act What is the Child Citizenship Act? The Child Citizenship Act was passed in 2000 under the Clinton Administration. Its purpose was to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to permit foreign-born children to acquire citizenship...

The Adam Walsh Act

The Adam Walsh Act What is the Adam Walsh Act? The Adam Walsh Act is a federal statute that was signed into U.S. law in 2006 under the Bush administration. It was designed to protect children from sexual exploitation and violent crimes. The Act created the national...

Cancellation of Removal (Non-LPR)

Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal – Every day, individuals who have to appear in court for removal proceedings are faced with deciding what forms of relief from removal are available to them. Under INA § 240A(b)(1), noncitizens who...

Unaccompanied Minor (UAC)

Unaccompanied Minor (UAC) Unaccompanied minor – Immigrant children seek refuge in the United States for a variety of reasons: to escape gang violence, to escape abuse, through illegal sex trafficking, or to be reunited with their family. In recent years, the...