Immigration Law

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CA9 on 'Crime of Child Abuse' - Alvarez-Cerriteno v. Sessions
Posted on 8 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alvarez-Cerriteno v. Sessions - "Today we must determine whether Nevada’s child neglect statute is broader—that is, makes criminal more conduct—than does the federal Immigration and Nationality Act’s (“INA”) generic... Read More

'Show Me Your Papers' Requirements at NJ Schools Trigger ACLU Lawsuit
Posted on 31 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 26, 2018 - "The ACLU of New Jersey filed suit against 12 school districts throughout New Jersey, spanning from Camden County in the south to Sussex County at the state’s northern edge. The school districts, scattered throughout 10... Read More

California Immigration Laws Partially Upheld - USA v. California
Posted on 6 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ORDER RE: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, July 5, 2018 - "Before this Court is the United States of America’s (“Plaintiff” or “United States”) Motion for a Preliminary Injunction... Read More

Teen Taken at U.S. Border Tells of ‘Icebox’ Cages With 60 Girls
Posted on 5 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Erik Larson, Bloomberg, July 3, 2018 - "A 15-year-old girl who was forcibly separated from her mother after fleeing to the U.S. from El Salvador described to a Washington State investigator how she was crammed into a windowless room with 60 other... Read More

'The immigrant population is the heartbeat of Estes Park' - Resolution
Posted on 5 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[As some of you know, I live and work near Estes Park, Colorado, gateway to the famed Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes is heavily dependent upon summer tourism. In May 2018 the Town Trustees unanimously passed a resolution urging the Colorado congressional... Read More

Colorado Gov. Signs Executive Order Limiting Use of State Resources to Separate Immigrant Parents, Children
Posted on 18 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gov. John Hickenlooper, June 18, 2018 - "Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed an executive order, in response to the Trump administration’s family separation policy, that keeps Colorado from using state resources to separate children from their... Read More

What the Bible Really Says About Immigration Policy
Posted on 15 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Their feelings hurt because many religious denominations and leaders (Franklin Graham!) have denounced family separations at the border, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders are pushing back , citing... Read More

Kansas City's ‘Top-Notch’ Immigration Lawyer Rekha Sharma-Crawford on Her Immigrant Roots and Supreme Court Win
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rick Montgomery, Kansas City Star, July 17, 2018 - " Sharma-Crawford this year has waged deportation battles drawing national, even global, notice. One case alone — the detention and near-deportation of Lawrence chemist Syed A. Jamal —... Read More

A Former U.S. Attorney Speaks on 'Zero Tolerance'
Posted on 22 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Barbara McQuade, June 22, 2018 - "Prosecutors accept the fact that they must decline to prosecute some cases so that they can devote resources to more important cases instead. But with zero tolerance for illegal entry misdemeanors, many other crimes... Read More

Expert Jan Pederson: Immigrants Could Ease Growing Psychiatrist Shortage
Posted on 20 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Laura D. Francis, BNA, Oct. 19, 2017 - "More than 60 percent of U.S. counties, including 80 percent of rural counties, don’t have a single psychiatrist, according to a report from New American Economy provided exclusively to Bloomberg Law.... Read More

News Excerpts From the June 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 2 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Supreme Court Reverses 8th Circuit in Mellouli Case | By a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the noncitizen in Mellouli v. Lynch , reversing the Eighth Circuit. The decision is summarized at page 641 [ enhanced opinion available to Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Pennsylvania Contractors Must Use E-Verify To Check Employee Eligibility
Posted on 10 Aug 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Patrick J. Harvey and Rebecca L. Massimini The recently signed Public Works Employment Verification Act requires contractors and subcontractors on public works projects in Pennsylvania to verify the employment eligibility of newly hired workers... Read More

Excerpts From the Sept. 15, 2012 Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 5 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

CBP Discontinues Stamping I-20s and DS-2019s at POEs As of August 10, Customs and Border Protection no longer provides admission stamps on Forms I-20/DS-2019 for prospective and returning international students and scholars traveling with F, M, or... Read More

Excerpts from the Nov. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

New Filing Option for Canadian TNs USCIS began accepting Forms I-129 filed by Canadian citizens who are outside the United States and seek classification as TN nonimmigrants on October 1, 2012. USCIS had accepted the form filing only in connection... Read More