Recent Immigration & Family Law Q&As
This Q&A is a collaborative effort between MJI and a cross-professional committee comprised of academics and judges. MJI cannot provide legal advice, and the information contained in the Q&A should not be construed as such, nor is it intended to be authoritative statements by the justices of the Michigan Supreme Court.
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What is the best practice for a jurist presiding over a matter where immigration related issues may be present?
A general allocution should be adopted and used in all cases, to all parties at the litigant’s...
May a person who is statutorily eligible to seek an immigration benefit or waiver to prevent his/her removal from the U.S. be discretionarily denied the benefit or waiver based on conduct or convictions?
Yes. Even if a noncitizen applicant meets all the statutory eligibility criteria to obtain legal...
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