Recent Immigration & Family Law Q&As
The Intersection of Federal Immigration Law and State Family Law Question & Answer webpage was developed with grant funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Grant No. P3036442) awarded to the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, American University Washington College of Law (NIWAP), Michigan State University (MSU) and the Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI).
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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