8th Circ. Revives 'No Risk' Spousal-Visa Petition Class Action

Law360, New York (August 25, 2016, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit Thursday revived a class action stemming from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' denial of a spousal visa petition filed by a U.S. citizen with a history of sexual abuse, saying the district court has jurisdiction over whether the so-called "no risk" requirement and other rules and statutes apply to his case.

The three-judge panel sided with named plaintiff Joel Bremer, who was convicted in 2009 of sexually abusing his daughter, by ruling the lower court has the authority to review whether the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 no longer applies to his spousal...

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