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Immigration Briefings publishes "A Practitioner's Guide to Motions to Suppress Evidence and Terminate Removal Proceedings Due to Constitutional and Regulatory Violations"

The October 2010 edition of Immigration Briefings featured an article by Meg Hobbins that assists practitioners in challenging unlawful government conduct.

The Hopes Fears of All the Years: An LGBT Experience with the One-Year Bar to Asylum: A Chink in the Armor of the Gay Bar to Asylum

The Refugee Act has offered asylum to people who flee to the United States to escape persecution in their homeland since 1980. In 1996,however, Congress amended the law to bar asylum—regardless of the merits of the underlying claim—for any applicant who fails to apply within one year of entering the United States, unless the applicant qualifies for rare exceptions to the rule.

When J-A-, a gay teenager from Bolivia, stepped off the plane in New York City, on a cold December day in 2001, he joined the generations of immigrants who have come to this country seeking refuge from persecution.

The story of America is the story of the exile, the infidel, the refugee; his forbearers paved the streets he walked and forged the horizon he contemplated that cold night in December 2001.

However, from the time he set foot on American soil, an ill-understood one-year filing deadline threatened to slam the golden door shut and send him back to certain death in a country which had subjected him to inhumane torture and degradation.

Immigration Judge John Bryant of the Arlington Immigration Court, in a landmark decision on April 27, 2012, ended J-A-‘s suffering by granting him political asylum, finding extraordinary circumstances present to waive the one-year bar, and excuse his ten year filing delay. Matter of J-A-, A201-262-234 (Arlington Immigration Court, April 27, 2012). Click here to read the full story.

John Nahajzer Featured in "Corporate Immigration Legal Strategies" Video

John Nahajzer is featured on ReedLogic's Video Leadership Seminars. ReedLogic is the producer of video-based seminars and interactive learning and development tools for executives.

John Nahazjer Book Chapter included in 2010 edition of Inside the Minds: Employing International Workers

John Nahajzer edited a chapter for the upcoming 2010 edition of Inside the Minds: Employing International Workers, published by Aspatore Books. The chapter provides an insider's perspective on best practices for hiring foreign nationals in today's economic and political climate and discusses enforcement, trends in the global environment that affect hiring and recruitment, immigration compliance requirements and more.

Immigration Briefings publishes "Behind the Window - How Consular Processing Really Works"

The November 2011 edition of Immigration Briefings featured an article by Stephen Pattison that provides insight on the inner workings of consular practice. Drawing on a career spanning nearly three decades and postings throughout the world as well as in Washington D.C., Steve discusses the most important information for practitioners and visa applicants to think through in working with overseas consulates.

John Nahazjer Book Chapter included in 2010 edition of Inside the Minds: Employing International Workers

John Nahajzer edited a chapter for the upcoming 2010 edition of Inside the Minds: Employing International Workers, published by Aspatore Books. The chapter provides an insider's perspective on best practices for hiring foreign nationals in today's economic and political climate and discusses enforcement, trends in the global environment that affect hiring and recruitment, immigration compliance requirements and more.

John Nahajzer Featured in "Corporate Immigration Legal Strategies" Video

John Nahajzer is featured on ReedLogic's Video Leadership Seminars. ReedLogic is the producer of video-based seminars and interactive learning and development tools for executives.