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Supreme Court Takes a Conservative Approach to Rule in Favor of Undocumented Immigrant Fighting Deportation

Posted by Hugo Valverde | May 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

In the case of Niz-Chavez v. Barr, we wondered whether the conservative justices on the Supreme Court would stay true to their principles of statutory interpretation even though it would result in what some would consider a “liberal” outcome.  On Thursday, April 29, 2021, the Supreme Court confirmed that it would. Read our latest blog to learn about what this ruling means for Notices to Appear.

Supreme Court’s New Ruling Shifts the Burden of Proof Making It More Difficult for Individuals Fighting Deportation

Posted by Hugo Valverde | Mar 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

We are used to hearing “innocent until proven guilty” suggesting that the government has the burden of proving a defendant’s guilt. This is in the criminal context. However, this is not always the case in deportation proceedings which are considered civil proceedings. At least, that’s what the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) communicated this last week when it decided in Pereida v. Wilkinson that an undocumented immigrant has the burden to prove that a criminal conviction does not make him ineligible to have his deportation canceled. Read our latest blog to learn about the ruling and its impact.