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"Family Immigration: The Long Route From Love To Citizenship "
Session 1 held on June 30, 2004

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From Tammy Fox-Isicoff

Bona Fide marriage:

  • Matter of McKee 17 I&N 332 (BIA 1980)
  • Matter of Laureano 19 I&N 1 (BIA 1983)
  • Matter of Pierce 17 I&N 456 (BIA 1980)
  • Matter of Peterson 12 I&N 663 (BIA 1968)
  • Bark vs. INS 511 F.2d 1299 (9th Cir. 1975)
  • Matter of Gonzalez, 17 I&N Dec. 236 (BIA 1980)
  • Matter of Mowrer, 17 I&N Dec. 613 (BIA 1981)
  • Matter of Pagnerre, 13 I&N Dec. 688 (BIA 1971)
  • INA 101(b)(1)
Request for Reinstatement upon the death of the petitioner:
  • 8 CFR 205.1(a)(i)(C)..."Upon the death of the petitioner, unless the
  • Attorney General in his or her discretion determines that for humanitarian
  • reasons revocation would be inappropriate".
  • AILA/TSC liason minutes August, 2003, Question #4 states that the petition
  • to reinstate is properly filed with the office that approved the I-130.
Where birth certificate not available, use secondary evidence:
  • See 8 CFR 204.2(d)(2)(v)
Where marriage occurs while in proceedings:
  • See 8 CFR 204.2(a)(1)(iii) prohibition against approval of visa petition if in proceedings, request for exemption must be made in writing.
  • Matter of Velarde-Pacheco 23 I&N Dec. 253 (BIA 2002) relating to motion to reopen proceedings after marriage occurs
The cite for consular jurisdiction over an I-130 is 8 CFR 204.1(e)(3)

K-1 - Meet within two years 8 CFR 214.2(k)(2) - waiver of personal meeting - same

  • Bar to adjustment under other basis - INA 245(d)
  • Petition valid for 4 months - can be extended for 4 more months.
  • 8 CFR 214.2(k)(5)
Getting consul to adjudicate I-130 - 8 CFR 204.1(e)(2) & (3)

Legitimated children - INA 101(b)(1)(C); 8 CFR 204.2(d)(2)(ii)

  • Matter of Rivers, 17 I&N Dec. 419 (BIA 1980)
  • Matter of Obando, 16 I&N Dec. 278 (BIA 1977)
  • Matter of Clahar, 18 I&N Dec. 1 (BIA 1981).
  • Matter of Martinez, 21 I&N Dec. 893 (BIA 1997)
From Anis Saleh

K-1 - Meet within two years 8 CFR 214.2(k)(2) - waiver of personal meeting - same

  • Bar to adjustment under other basis - INA 245(d)
  • Petition valid for 4 months - can be extended for 4 more months. 8 CFR 214.2(k)(5)
Getting consul to adjudicate I-130 - 8 CFR 204.1(e)(2) & (3)

Legitimated children - INA 101(b)(1)(C); 8 CFR 204.2(d)(2)(ii)

  • Matter of Rivers, 17 I&N Dec. 419 (BIA 1980)
  • Matter of Obando, 16 I&N Dec. 278 (BIA 1977)
  • Matter of Clahar, 18 I&N Dec. 1 (BIA 1981).
  • Matter of Martinez, 21 I&N Dec. 893 (BIA 1997)
Illegitimate children - INA 101(b)(1)(D); 8 CFR 204.2(d)(2)(iii)
  • Matter of Vizcaino, 19 I&N Dec. 644 (BIA 1988)
  • Matter of Pineda, 20 I&N Dec. 70 (BIA 1989)
DNA testing - 8 CFR 204.2(d)(2)(vi)


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