Immigration and Firm News

In a disturbing new case from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) this week, Matter of Fitzpatrick, 26 I&N Dec. 559 (BIA 2015), the BIA held that a foreign national was removable (deportable) for having voted in a federal election regardless of the foreign national's lack of knowledge that she was committing an unlawful act by voting when not a US citizen.  In this case, Ms. Fitzpatrick is a native and citizen of Peru who became a permanent resident in 2004.  In 2005, she applied for an … [Read more...]