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The ABA Career Center's Career Insights Podcast series is designed to explore cutting-edge issues, trends, and practices that impact the legal profession and the lawyers entering and growing in the profession. Each podcast is led by an experienced interviewer who will introduce a subject that is current and will involve leading experts, academicians, and practitioners reacting to the interviewer’s questions.
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Tax Justice Warriors is a podcast that focuses on tax controversy, Low Income Taxpayer Clincs (LITCs), educating the public, news, and interviews about taxes. The host is Omeed Firouzi, a practice professor and director of the low income taxpayer clinic at Temple University Beasley School of Law. The producer is Zac Harvey.
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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 h ...
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American Bar Association Opposition to Proposals that Restrict Asylum and Humanitarian Parole in Supplemental Funding Request Click me! Matter of M-R-M-S-, 28 I&N Dec. 757 (BIA 2023) asylum; nexus; particular social group; family membership; L-E-A-; incidental, tangential, or superficial; cartel desire for land Tellez-Ramirez v. Garland, No. 22-116…
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Martinez v. Garland, No. 22-1221 (4th Cir. Nov. 16, 2023) reasonable fear review; Nasrallah; 30 day rule; claims processing rule; jurisdiction; Guzman Chavez; final order of removal; reinstatement; Bhaktibhai-Patel; Santos-Zacaria Hernandez-Mendez v. Garland, No. 20-1789 (1st Cir. Nov. 15, 2023) past persecution; unfulfilled threats; refusal to obe…
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Legal professionals are not immune to the pull of platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and YouTube Shorts. Some are even using short-form videos to inform clients about their law practice; build their business or brand; or shed light on the culture of BigLaw, crafting short-form video content giving an insider look at the profession. Among them is A…
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Juarez-Vicente v. Garland, No. 22-3318 (8th Cir. Nov. 7, 2023) past persecution; harassment; non-physical harm; cumulative analysis for persecution; gay and bisexual men; Guatemala Varela-Chavarria v. Garland, No. 22-1780 (1st Cir. Nov. 9, 2023) protections and IJ responsibilities for asylum seekers; pro se; fear of gang extortion; cumulative harm …
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Buy Above the Ground - A True Story of the Troubles in Northern Ireland Wild Blue Press Amazon Other Links! Klinedinst News about Dan and his book, with photographs! https://abovethegroundbook.com/ Dan Lawton's profile at Klinedinst Sponsors and friends of the podcast! Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. Immigration, serious injury, and business…
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After 13 years and 170 episodes, Asked and Answered host Stephanie Francis Ward is hanging up her headphones and switching off her mic. Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal’s first and longest-running podcast, is ending its run—at least for now. In this final episode, Ward discusses her podcast tenure with the Journal’s Lee Rawles. Ward recently acc…
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Matter of Brathwaite, 28 I&N Dec. 751 (BIA 2023) criminal conviction; finality; Matter of J.M. Acosta; N.Y. Crim. Pen. L. § 460.30; late-filed appeals M.S.C. v. Garland, No. 21-1496 (1st Cir. Oct. 24, 2023) opposition to Chinese family planning policy; adverse credibility; motion to reopen; recalling forced abortion; demeanor; authentication; 8 C.F…
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Learn all about Judge Mimi Tsankov: FBA Profile Additional links!: Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and border Safety - Preserving Due Process and the Rule of Law: Examining the Status of Our Nation’s Immigration Courts The Honorable Mimi Tsankov - President, National Association of Immigration Judges The Honorable Rebecca Gambler -…
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USA v. Redd, No. 20-6957 (4th Cir. Oct. 19, 2023) divisibility; violent felony/crime of violence; focus on what jury must find; Maryland first degree assault in violation of Md. Code, Art. 27 § 12A-1; rejecting state courts use of the word “element”; recklessness; battery; aggravating factor of firearm Pacheco-Mota v. Garland, No. 22-3651 (8th Cir.…
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One of the areas that has already felt the effects of ChatGPT and other large language models is contracts. Users can now use these AI-enhanced tools to help them quickly draft, analyze and review contracts. All you have to do is type in what you want, and the tech does the rest. Of course, it isn’t that simple. The technology is still in its infan…
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Caz v. Garland, No. 23-1108 (1st Cir. Oct. 11, 2023) reasonable relocation; testimony alone for relocation; economic discrimination; indigenous; Quechua; Ecuador American Bar Association Links! Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) gala Young Lawyer’s Rising Podcast Sponsors and friends of the podcast! Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. Immigration, …
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American Bar Association Links! Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) gala Young Lawyer’s Rising Podcast Immigration Lawyers Toolbox Marriage and Fiancé Visas + I-751 course Click me! Kemokai v. U.S. Att'y Gen., No. 21-12743 (11th Cir. Oct. 2, 2023) aggravated felony theft offense; § 101(a)(43)(G); Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 265, § 17; Santos-Zacaria; exhaustio…
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ASISTA! To learn more about ASISTA’s work, click here! And follow ASISTA on all the social medias : ) Sign up here for the Wednesday, Oct. 18th at 7pm ET event, and/or make a donation to support ASISTA's work! Pesikan v. Att’y Gen. U.S., No. 20-3307 (3d Cir. Sept. 26, 2023) divisibility; 75 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 3802; controlled substance; driving whil…
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When lawyers hear the term "LLM," their first thought may go to a master of law degree that a person earns after law school. However, the acronym also stands for “large language model,” which is technology that generates and creates writing for offerings that include ChatGPT and Google Bard. The technology doesn’t know what is accurate—that’s where…
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United States v. Kousisis (CA3), Ed’s Article, and Kim’s Award! federal loss amount; U.S.S.G. § 2B1.1; Child Status Protection Act (CSPA); my wife! (Borat voice) St. John v. Garland, No. 22-1695 (1st Cir. Sept. 19, 2023) finality of conviction; Matter of J.M. Acosta; vacating conviction in Massachusetts; negative inference Link to Edward Ramos's CS…
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Hermosillo v. Garland, No. 18-71220 (9th Cir. Sept. 14, 2023) reasonable fear interview; reasonable possibility standard; 10%; credible testimony satisfies nexus and police acquiesce Rudnitskyy v. Garland, No. 21-1098 (9th Cir. Sept. 14, 2023) “rendered inadmissible”; INA § 240A(d)(1)(B); cancellation of removal; stop-time rule; Barton Matter of Ca…
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Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home and communicating and collaborating via real-time communication tools has become the norm for many law firms and offices. The benefits of such arrangements are obvious. However, some firms, including several of the largest in the country, have begged to differ. Citing a need to maintain or preserve…
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USA v. Minter, No. 21-3102 (2d Cir. Sept. 6, 2023) sale of cocaine; N.Y. Penal Law § 220.39; serious drug offense; definition of isomer; realistic probability test Matter of C-G-T-, 28 I&N Dec. 740 (BIA 2023) one-year deadline; gay men in the Dominican Republic; reasonableness of reporting harm to police; reporting harm as child; sexual identity as…
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Pomavilla-Zaruma v. Garland, No. 20-3230 (2d Cir. Aug. 30, 2023) credibility; border interview; credible fear interview transcript; Ramsameachire factors Trejo-Gamez v. Garland, No. 21-3329 (8th Cir. Aug. 30, 2023) jurisdiction; motion to reopen to present new evidence; ineffective assistance of counsel; Patel; abuse of discretion Uulu v. Garland, …
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After almost 40 years on the bench, Judge Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has sued her chief, two judge colleagues and the Federal Circuit Judicial Council, following a court committee interview and a medical records request, which she denied, and a suggestion that she should be suspended from work for one year.…
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Murillo Morocho v. Garland, No. 22-1881 (1st Cir. Aug. 21, 2023) CAT deferral; prosecution as persecution; consent or acquiesce; willful blindness; prison violence in Ecuador Montoya-Lopez v. Garland, No. 23-1036 (1st Cir. Aug. 21, 2023) past persecution; particular social group; “family members of a business owner perceived as wealthy”; "people wh…
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Intro ICE tweet! Breanna Cary shout out! - bcary.law@gmail.com Matter of J-G-R-, 28 I&N Dec. 733 (BIA 2023) CAT protection; under color of law; police uniforms; § 1983; official capacity; O-F-A-S-; Ninth Circuit difference USA v. Campos, No. 21-3524 (8th Cir. Aug. 15, 2023) controlled substance offense; Texas Health & Safety Code § 481.112; means v…
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For decades, lawyers who worked in BigLaw could expect some version of the following: Work long hours, including nights and weekends, with minimal free time, giving up almost all semblances of a social life. The reward: money and a potential partnership. And if you didn’t like it, there was the door. And if you were having mental health or wellness…
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Helen Tarokic's T-Visa training link! Fonseca-Fonseca v. Garland, No. 20-71977 (9th Cir. Aug. 8, 2023) prima facie standard; Coelho; L-O-G-; reasonable likelihood; motion to reopen Garcia-Gonzalez v. Garland, No. 22-60501 (5th Cir. Aug. 7, 2023) ineffective assistance of counsel motion to reopen; prima facie eligibility; prejudice; sua sponte reope…
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Mancia v. Garland, No. 22-1599 (1st Cir. Aug. 4, 2023) NACARA; sua sponte motion to reopen; suspension of deportation; failure to depart with voluntary departure Bazile v. Garland, No. 22-1767 (1st Cir. Aug. 4, 2023) venue; Matter of Garcia; completed proceedings; CAT deferral; Lavalas; Haiti Arostegui-Maldonado v. Garland, No. 22-9554 (10th Cir. A…
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As stories of some CEOs' outrageous behaviors continue, the amount of activist shareholder activities keeps growing, say Kenneth Mantel and Megan Reda, partners at Olshan Frome Wolosky in New York. They represent investment funds, family offices and people trying to bring change at public companies—and maybe get a seat on the board.…
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Chen v. Garland, No. 19-715 (2d Cir. July 25, 2023) credibility; probative omission; trivial inconsistency; no requirement to list all persecution in asylum statement; supplemental rather than inconsistent; cultural context; totality of circumstances; de minimus inconsistency Amador Duenas v. Garland, No. 18-71987 (9th Cir. July 27, 2023) Constitut…
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I discuss in the episode a major professional development: I am now a Professor of Practice and Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Temple University Beasley School of Law! After five wonderful years at Philadelphia Legal Assistance Taxpayer Support Clinic, I am now pursuing this exciting opportunity. I am eager to represent clients acros…
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USA v. Rivera (3d Cir. July 19, 2023) federal definition of marijuana; hemp Martinez v. Clark, et al., No. 21-35023 (9th Cir. May 30, 2023) detention; dangerousness; jurisdiction; INA § 236 De Leon Resendiz v. Exxon Mobil Corp., No. 21-2211 (4th Cir. July 10, 2023) 42 U.S.C. § 1981; discrimination; DACA; temporary employment; alienage Sponsors and …
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Links!!!! All about AILA All about Jeremey All about Farshad Jeremy's AILA Annual Conference 2023 Speech Farshad's AILA Annual Conference 2023 Speech 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…
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When technologically assisted review first started gaining traction in e-discovery in the 2010s, many of the same superlatives assigned to ChatGPT were used to describe this groundbreaking new process that purported to review documents faster and more accurately than humans. Lawyers would get hours and hours of time back, and clients would save ton…
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Chicas-Machado v. Garland, No. 21-1381 (4th Cir. July 13, 2023) nexus; religion; evangelical Christian; OIL concession re: unable or unwilling to control MS-13; El Salvador Trejo Tepas v. Garland, No. 22-1049 (4th Cir. July 10, 2023) pro se asylum; Quintero; claims processing and exhaustion; unaccompanied minor; Santos-Zacaria; gang violence; El Sa…
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Ullah v. Garland, No. 22-1026 (4th Cir. July 6, 2023) reasonable relocation; for the rest of one’s life standard; remand for a grant of asylum; family members left behind; Pro-American imputed political opinion; DHS burden; Pakistani Taliban; Pakistan Chen v. Garland, No. 21-1371 (4th Cir. July 6, 2023) corroboration; reasonableness of obtaining ev…
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United States v. Hansen, No. 22-179 (U.S. June 23, 2023) 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv); First Amendment; freedom of speech; facial challenge; criminal solicitation; criminal facilitation Flores v. Garland, No. 22-20419 (5th Cir. June 23, 2023) EB-2A; National Interest Waiver; I-140 Petitions; Matter of Dhanasar; INA § 242(a)(2)(B)(2) Cui v. Garland,…
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Winning a 2003 landmark U.S. Supreme Court case expanded a gay lawyer's Supreme Court practice, he says, and looking back, it's his favorite case. Because Paul M. Smith was the editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal, clerked for then-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. and handled various Supreme Court cases—including for paying clients…
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United States v. Texas, No. 22-58 (U.S. June 23, 2023) State standing to challenge Executive action; prosecutorial discretion; redressability; historical analysis Pugin v. Garland, No. 22-23 (U.S. June 22, 2023) relating to obstruction of justice; INA § 101(a)(43)(S); aggravated felony; relating to; dictionaries; Congressional intent Figueroa Ochoa…
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This episode is a discussion of how workers can challenge their misclassification as independent contractors through the IRS SS-8 process. I discuss best practices for how practitioners can identify, address, and remedy misclassification on behalf of clients. I discuss the IRS procedures, including the accurate reporting of misclassification income…
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Dubin v. United States, No. 22-10 (U.S. June 12, 2023) identity theft; use; in relation to; statutory titles; “aggravated”; statutory interpretation; over-criminalization Odei v. Garland, No. 21-1315 (1st Cir. June 15, 2023) denial of freedom; withholding of removal; nexus; taking land; Chieftain; Ghana Alexandre-Matias v. Garland, No. 21-60798 (5t…
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In the United States, there has been very little movement toward establishing a regulatory framework at the federal level for artificial intelligence. Why is that? ChatGPT, the large language model released by OpenAI, is one of several such tools that have revolutionized the legal industry in a short amount of time, igniting debates about whether a…
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USA v. Laines (CA11) Chamu; isomer Koonwaiyou v. Blinken, No. 22-35233 (9th Cir. June 7, 2023) Nationals; American Samoa; 8 U.S.C. § 1408; uncodified statutes; legislative intent; temporarily limiting language; presumption against retroactivity Rodriguez-Zuniga v. Garland, No. 19-72024 (9th Cir. June 7, 2023) extortion plus; asylum; Ayala; Guatemal…
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Portillo v. DHS, No. 22-1383 (1st Cir. May 30, 2023) firearms offense; INA § 237(a)(2)(C); defacing or receiving a firearm with a defaced serial number in violation of Mass. Gen. Law ch. 269, § 11C; realistic probability test; affirmative defense Khan v. Garland, No. 21-60146 (5th Cir. May 30, 2023) receipt of stole property; INA § 101(a)(43)(G); 1…
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With the current exam, candidates have a 90% chance of passing, if they follow the advice of their law schools’ academic support staff. When the National Conference of Bar Examiners launches a revamped version of the bar exam in 2026, called the NextGen bar exam, it is expected that there will be new assessments on skills including legal research, …
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