Immigration Newsletter August 2015

On June 15, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling in Kerry v. Din that upheld the U.S. government’s denial of an immigrant visa to the husband of a U.S. citizen on the basis of terrorism concerns, notwithstanding the government’s failure to provide a detailed basis for its terrorism concerns in the denial decision. The court ruled that the federal government does not owe Fauzia Din, a naturalized citizen, a detailed explanation when it refused to give her foreign husband an immigrant visa. Din had claimed that she had a fundamental right, under the Constitution or otherwise, for a detailed or legitimate reason for denying her husband’s visa.

Read more: August 2015 Update

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