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New Law — Immigration

Detainers Violate Federal Law

Northern District of Illinois immigration detainers have violated federal law by detaining individuals without a warrant. Malpractice of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is to blame. The Federal Court has outlawed detainers from executing warrant-less arrests under ICE. This new ruling comes as a relief to many immigrant communities that are targeted. For more information, see article.

BIA finds Pennsylvania Conviction for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance is not an Aggravated Felony.

The Board of Immigration Appeals remanded the below case to the Immigration Court, finding that a conviction for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in violation of Pa. Cons. Stat. 780-113(a)(30) is not an aggravated felony. Please see 301193841-Francisco-Rodriguez-Trinidad-A044-892-640-BIA-Feb-24-2016