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A weekly podcast of immigration case summaries and practice insights from your host, Kevin A. Gregg, a partner at the law firm Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. Each Monday, the Immigration Review podcast reviews the latest published opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and all U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals—discussing some in depth, providing holdings for others, and always giving practical insights, rummaging through the week’s decisions so you don’t have to. *Read about your host and the KKTP law firm here: https://www.kktplaw.com/attorney/gregg-kevin-a/

Immigration Review Kevin A. Gregg, Esq. (kgregg@kktplaw.com)

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A weekly podcast of immigration case summaries and practice insights from your host, Kevin A. Gregg, a partner at the law firm Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. Each Monday, the Immigration Review podcast reviews the latest published opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and all U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals—discussing some in depth, providing holdings for others, and always giving practical insights, rummaging through the week’s decisions so you don’t have to. *Read about your host and the KKTP law firm here: https://www.kktplaw.com/attorney/gregg-kevin-a/

    Ep. 144 - Precedential Decisions from 1/23/2023 - 1/29/2023 (past persecution; failure to seek medical care; Guatemala - indigenous, lesbians, and witness cooperators; good moral character; sexual abuse of a minor; imputed particular social group)

    Ep. 144 - Precedential Decisions from 1/23/2023 - 1/29/2023 (past persecution; failure to seek medical care; Guatemala - indigenous, lesbians, and witness cooperators; good moral character; sexual abuse of a minor; imputed particular social group)

    Saban-Cach v. Att’y Gen. U.S., No. 21-2378 (3d Cir. Jan. 25, 2023)
    past persecution; failure to seek medical care; physical injury; cumulative effect of harm; minors; Kaqchikel Mayan; reasonable relocation for indigenous individuals; threats; standards of review for withholding and CAT; police and gangs; Patel; Guatemala 

    Cruz‐Velasco v. Garland, No. 21-1642 (7th Cir. Jan. 24, 2023)
    good moral character; Matter of Castillo-Perez; DUI; undisputed issues of fact; Patel; non-LPR cancellation of removal; ability to review refusal to reopen sua sponte 

    Debique v. Garland, No. 21-6208 (2d Cir. Jan. 27, 2023)
    sexual abuse in the second degree under N.Y. Penal Law § 130.60(2); sexual abuse of a minor aggravated felony; INA § 101(a)(43)(A); Chevron deference; sexual contact; age of the victim; Esquivel Quintana 

    Lemus-Coronado v. Garland, No. 22-1015 (8th Cir. Jan. 23, 2023)
    asylum; particular social groups; witnesses who cooperate with law enforcement; gangs; public testimony; Matter of H-L-S-A-; social distinction; formal legislation; Guatemala 

    Cristobal Antonio v. Garland, No. 21-70624 (9th Cir. Jan. 26, 2023)
    past persecution; threats; near confrontation; near violence; no requirement for severe injury; subjective suffering; decision to flee to the U.S.; imputed particular social group; women in Guatemala perceived to be lesbian; absence of evidence; unable or unwilling to protect; imputed sexual orientation


    *Sponsors and friends of the podcast!

    Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.
    Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.

    Docketwise
    "Modern immigration software & case management"

    Capital Good Fund
    "A social change organization that uses financial services to tackle poverty in America."


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    Click here to check out our Patreon Page!
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    Email: kgregg@kktplaw.com
    Facebook: @immigrationreview
    Instagram: @immigrationreview
    Twitter: @immreview


    About your host!More episodes!Case notes!Top 15 immigration podcast in the U.S.!Featured in San Diego Voyager!

    DISCLAIMER:
    Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.

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    "Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 


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    • 44 min
    Ep. 143 - Precedential Decisions from 1/16/2023 - 1/22/2023 (changes at the Department of State!; attempt; aggravated felony crimes of violence; New York attempted first-degree assault; violent force; requesting publication)

    Ep. 143 - Precedential Decisions from 1/16/2023 - 1/22/2023 (changes at the Department of State!; attempt; aggravated felony crimes of violence; New York attempted first-degree assault; violent force; requesting publication)

    Death of a Roman (times, new)



    Singh v. Garland, No. 19-2910 (2d Cir. Jan. 19, 2023)
    INA § 101(a)(43)(U); INA § 101(a)(43)(F); aggravated felony crimes of violence; 18 U.S.C. § 16(a); attempted first-degree assault in violation of N.Y. Pen. L. §§ 110.00, 120.10(1); violent force; requesting publication 


    *Sponsors and friends of the podcast!

    Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.
    Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.

    Docketwise
    "Modern immigration software & case management"

    Capital Good Fund
    "A social change organization that uses financial services to tackle poverty in America."


    Want to become a patron?
    Click here to check out our Patreon Page!
    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Email: kgregg@kktplaw.com
    Facebook: @immigrationreview
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    Twitter: @immreview


    About your host!More episodes!Case notes!Top 15 immigration podcast in the U.S.!Featured in San Diego Voyager!

    DISCLAIMER:
    Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.

    MUSIC CREDITS:
    "Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 


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    • 11 min
    Ep. 142 - Precedential Decisions from 1/9/2023 - 1/15/2023 (deficient NTA; stop-time rule; final order of removal; false statements, naturalization, and materiality; fear of gangs & reasonable fear; divisibility & Georgia robbery)

    Ep. 142 - Precedential Decisions from 1/9/2023 - 1/15/2023 (deficient NTA; stop-time rule; final order of removal; false statements, naturalization, and materiality; fear of gangs & reasonable fear; divisibility & Georgia robbery)

    Matter of Chen, 28 I&N Dec. 676 (BIA 2023)
    deficient NTA; plain language; stop-time rule; final order of removal; prima facie showing; fundamental change in law – Niz Chavez 

    USA v. Amintobia, No. 20-50039 (9th Cir. Jan. 11, 2023)
    knowingly procuring or attempting to procure naturalization; Maslenjak; asylum fraud; false statements; materiality; predictably have disclosed; lawfully admitted for permanent residence; INA § 101(a)(20); 18 U.S.C. § 1425(a); 18 U.S.C. § 1546(a); German asylum 

    Reyes-Ramos v. Garland, No. 18-1830 (1st Cir. Jan. 13, 2023)
    jurisdiction to review no reasonable fear findings; OIL concession; standard of review; fear of gangs; MS-13 recruitment; particular social group; persons against whom MS-13 retaliates for failure to join; El Salvador  

    USA v. Harrison, No. 21-14514 (11th Cir. Jan. 10, 2023)
    O.C.G.A. § 16-8-40; crime of violence; robbery; sudden snatching; divisibility; use of the word “or,” “includes,” or “such as”; comparison to similar statutes; jury instructions; same punishment; lesser included offense


    *Sponsors and friends of the podcast!

    Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.
    Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.

    Docketwise
    "Modern immigration software & case management"

    Capital Good Fund
    "A social change organization that uses financial services to tackle poverty in America."


    Want to become a patron?
    Click here to check out our Patreon Page!
    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Email: kgregg@kktplaw.com
    Facebook: @immigrationreview
    Instagram: @immigrationreview
    Twitter: @immreview


    About your host!More episodes!Case notes!Top 15 immigration podcast in the U.S.!Featured in San Diego Voyager!

    DISCLAIMER:
    Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.

    MUSIC CREDITS:
    "Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 
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    • 37 min
    Ep. 141 - Precedential Decisions from 1/2/2023 - 1/8/2023 (credibility; immigration fraud; lack of detail in testimony; asylum from Bangladesh; identity theft; Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-186.3(A)(2); CIMT; intent to defraud; Rule of Lenity)

    Ep. 141 - Precedential Decisions from 1/2/2023 - 1/8/2023 (credibility; immigration fraud; lack of detail in testimony; asylum from Bangladesh; identity theft; Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-186.3(A)(2); CIMT; intent to defraud; Rule of Lenity)

    Celebrating listener success!
     


    Porosh v. Garland, No. 22-1781 (7th Cir. Jan. 5, 2023)
    credibility; asylum; immigration fraud; procedural deviations; testifying by reading from a piece of paper; lack of detail in testimony; reviewing IJ and BIA decisions; Jamaat; Bangladesh 


    Salazar v. Garland, No. 21-1967 (4th Cir. Jan. 3, 2023)
    identity theft; Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-186.3(A)(2); CIMT; intent to defraud; harm; old BIA precedent; three member BIA panel; CA5 – Cargill v. Garland and Rule of Lenity



    *Sponsors and friends of the podcast!

    Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.
    Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.

    Docketwise
    "Modern immigration software & case management"

    Capital Good Fund
    "A social change organization that uses financial services to tackle poverty in America."


    Want to become a patron?
    Click here to check out our Patreon Page!
    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Email: kgregg@kktplaw.com
    Facebook: @immigrationreview
    Instagram: @immigrationreview
    Twitter: @immreview


    About your host!More episodes!Case notes!Top 15 immigration podcast in the U.S.!Featured in San Diego Voyager!

    DISCLAIMER:
    Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.

    MUSIC CREDITS:
    "Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 


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    • 20 min
    Ep. 140 - Precedential Decisions from 12/26/2022 - 1/1/2023 (mental health; fear of gangs; police acquiescence; cocaine isomers; no notice motion to reopen; derivative citizenship; nexus & family group)

    Ep. 140 - Precedential Decisions from 12/26/2022 - 1/1/2023 (mental health; fear of gangs; police acquiescence; cocaine isomers; no notice motion to reopen; derivative citizenship; nexus & family group)

    Alvarez-Gomez v. Garland, No. 21-2279 (8th Cir. Dec. 28, 2022)
    mental health; Matter of M-A-M- safeguards; jurisdiction; findings of fact for withholding of removal; Nasrallah; fear of gangs; CAT protection; police acquiescence to gang violence; low level official; relocation; El Salvador 

    United States v. Myers, No. 21-3443 (8th Cir. Dec. 29, 2022)
    cocaine isomers; realistic probability test; Missouri Rev. Stat. § 195.211 (2003) 

    Perez-Portillo v. Garland, No. 20-73486 (9th Cir. Dec. 30, 2022)
    in absentia motion to reopen; no notice; presumption of delivery; Matter of G-Y-R-; lack of affidavit for pro se noncitizen; Matter of M-R-A-; diligence 

    Robinson v. Garland, No. 20-1807 (1st Cir. Dec. 28, 2022)
    derivative citizenship; former INA § 321(a) 

    Jimenez-Portillo v. Garland, No. 21-1117 (1st Cir. Dec. 27, 2022)
    nexus; family membership; asylum; substantial evidence review; Mara 18; El Salvador



    *Sponsors and friends of the podcast!

    Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.
    Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.

    Docketwise
    "Modern immigration software & case management"

    Capital Good Fund
    "A social change organization that uses financial services to tackle poverty in America."


    Want to become a patron?
    Click here to check out our Patreon Page!
    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Email: kgregg@kktplaw.com
    Facebook: @immigrationreview
    Instagram: @immigrationreview
    Twitter: @immreview


    About your host!More episodes!Case notes!Top 15 immigration podcast in the U.S.!Featured in San Diego Voyager!

    DISCLAIMER:
    Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.

    MUSIC CREDITS:
    "Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 


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    • 35 min
    Ep. 139 - Precedential Decisions from 12/19/2022 - 12/25/2022 (a holiday thank you to the podcast's Patrons; persecutor bar to asylum; Eritrea; sentence modification; Matter of Thomas and Thompson; retroactivity; review of withholding; criminal bar)

    Ep. 139 - Precedential Decisions from 12/19/2022 - 12/25/2022 (a holiday thank you to the podcast's Patrons; persecutor bar to asylum; Eritrea; sentence modification; Matter of Thomas and Thompson; retroactivity; review of withholding; criminal bar)

    Gebrgzabher v. Garland, No. 21-60223 (5th Cir. Dec. 19, 2022) 
    persecutor bar to asylum; assisted, or otherwise participated in persecution; Matter of DR-; military guard; Eritrea  

    Edwards v. U.S. Att'y Gen., No. 19-15077 (11th Cir. Dec. 23, 2022) 
    sentence modification; Matter of Thomas and Thompson; retroactivity; reasonableness; Georgia family violence battery in violation of O.C.G.A. § 16-5-23.1; term of imprisonment; INA § 101(a)(48); jurisdiction; findings of fact for withholding of removal; Nasrallah; Malu  


    *Sponsors and friends of the podcast!

    Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.
    Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.

    Docketwise
    "Modern immigration software & case management"

    Capital Good Fund
    "A social change organization that uses financial services to tackle poverty in America."


    Want to become a patron?
    Click here to check out our Patreon Page!
    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Email: kgregg@kktplaw.com
    Facebook: @immigrationreview
    Instagram: @immigrationreview
    Twitter: @immreview


    About your host!More episodes!Case notes!Top 15 immigration podcast in the U.S.!Featured in San Diego Voyager!

    DISCLAIMER:
    Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide legal advice. Rather, it offers general information and insights from publicly available immigration cases. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the host. The podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state.

    MUSIC CREDITS:
    "Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod - Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 


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    • 24 min

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106 Ratings

106 Ratings

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Love the deadpan

Funny and easy to get my necessary Immigration learning in:) I listen to this podcast while I’m working out or driving to and from work. It’s enjoyable, understandable and rewarding. Thank you, Kevin:)

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Kevin is great but….

I hear his bada$$ producer wife is even more incredible. The Greggs and this podcast are truly invaluable assets to the entire legal community! Can’t recommend the podcast (and them) enough!!

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Wonderful Podcast

Great to have a colleague put so much time and effort into helping better the Bar. Thanks!

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