RALEIGH (AP) A North Carolina man who declared support for Islamic State online will spend two years in prison and be deported. A federal judge on Aug. 8 sentenced Houcine Ghoul to 24 months in prison for immigration fraud and false ...Read More »
Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights – Abandonment – Deportation – Neglect
In re B.S.O. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0615, 30 pp.) (Donna Stroud, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County District Court (Regan Miller, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Even though deportation limited the respondent-father’s opportunities to interact with his children, he abandoned them by ...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday immigrants cannot be automatically deported if they are convicted of relatively minor crimes involving marijuana. In a 7-2 decision, the justices sided with Adrian Moncrieffe, a longtime resident of the United States ...Read More »
Barahona v. Holder An El Salvadoran native loses his request for review of the Board of Immigrations Appeals’ final order saying he was ineligible for a “special removal” cancellation of deportation under the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act of 1997; the 4th Circuit upholds the agency decision that found petitioner had provided material support to Salvadoran guerillas by allowing them to use the kitchen in his home.Read More »
Criminal Practice – Sentencing – Illegal Reentry – Permanent Resident – Multiple Crimes — Deportation
U.S. v. Rivera-Santana A lawful permanent resident who was deported after multiple crimes, including the fatal shooting of his pregnant wife, cannot overturn his 240-month maximum sentence on his conviction of illegal reentry into the U.S. in violation of 8 U.S.C. §§ 1326(a) and (b)(2).Read More »