Comment: New Immigrant Nation - We are pleased to announce the launch of our new section, Immigrant Nation. This section was created with the purpose of showcasing the hard work and positive contributions of immigrants, and how they have shaped and made the United States a stronger nation. Immigrant Nation includes a section dedicated to immigrants who have received one of the highest recognitions in the armed forces: Medal of Honor. Immigrants have defended the American flag in almost 20 wars and performed great deeds of bravery and heroism. In addition, the section includes an extensive compilation of outstanding immigrants who have made a positive impact in the fields of arts, business, education, media, military, philanthropy, politics, science, sports and others. Check out our new section, and if you have any suggestions or feedback, drop off your two cents here.
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Focus: THE REMOVAL BOOK
THE REMOVAL BOOK, edited by Scott Bratton is currently in preparation, the Table of Contents is as follows:
PART ONE: REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS, GROUNDS OF REMOVAL, AND CONTESTING THE CHARGES IN A NOTICE TO APPEAR
Chapter One: Removal Proceedings
Chapter Two: Grounds of Inadmissibility
Chapter Three: Grounds Of Removal
Chapter Four: Contesting Removability
PART TWO: RELIEF FROM REMOVAL
Chapter One: Adjustment Of Status
Chapter Two: Waivers in Removal Proceedings
Chapter Three: Cancellation Of Removal For LPRs and INA § 212(c) Relief
Chapter Four: Cancellation Of Removal For Non-LPRs
Chapter Five: NACARA
Chapter Six: Asylum and Withholding Of Removal
Chapter Seven: Convention Against Torture
Chapter Eight: Voluntary Departure
Chapter Nine: Naturalization As A Defense To Removal
Chapter Ten: Other Relief
PART THREE: APPEALS AND MOTIONS TO REOPEN
Chapter One: Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals
Chapter Two: Motions to Reopen
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