The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) with pro bono counsel from McDermott, Will & Emery successfully litigated L.D.G. v. Holder in the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The decision holds that immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals have jurisdiction to adjudicate INA §212(d)(3) U visa inadmissibility waivers.
NIJC now releases a practice advisory providing guidance on implementation of the L.D.G. decision.
The advisory is intended for practitioners representing U visa applicants in removal proceedings who require waivers for inadmissibility. Though the L.D.G. ruling is limited to the Seventh Circuit, the practice advisory sets forth legal concepts that could be argued in other circuits to expand this legal interpretation. Please share this practice advisory widely. Questions or comments on the practice advisory should be directed to Trisha Teofilo Olave at firstname.lastname@example.org.