Immigration Law

Recent Posts

ICE Directive: Interests of Noncitizen Parents and Legal Guardians of Minor Children or Incapacitated Adults
Posted on 14 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, July 14, 2022 "...It is the policy of ICE to ensure that the agency’s civil immigration enforcement activities do not unnecessarily disrupt or infringe upon the parental or guardianship rights of noncitizen parents or legal guardians... Read More

Tags: Children , ICE

Settlement Places Strict Limits on ICE Detention at ICA-Farmville
Posted on 7 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, July 6, 2022 "Today, a settlement agreement on claims for injunctive relief was reached in Santos Garcia et al. v. Wolf et al. , a case filed by the National Immigration Project (NIPNLG), Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC), and Gibson, Dunn... Read More

ICE Directive Considers Military Service (May 23, 2022)
Posted on 9 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, May 23, 2022 - Consideration of U.S. Military Service When Making Discretionary Determinations with Regard to Enforcement Actions Against Noncitizens "It is ICE policy to consider a noncitizen's U.S. military service when deciding whether... Read More

Tags: military , ICE

ICE Clarifies Continuation of March 2020 Guidance for the 2022-23 Academic Year
Posted on 1 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, May 31, 2022 "The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is reissuing its guidance for the 2022-23 academic year to clarify that the guidance only applies to nonimmigrant students who were actively enrolled at a U.S. school on March 9... Read More

Tags: sevis , sevp , ICE

CA9 on FOIA: Transgender Law Center v. ICE
Posted on 12 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Transgender Law Center v. ICE "At the heart of this case is an effort by advocates to learn about the circumstances of an asylum-seeker’s tragic death in federal custody. The Freedom of Information Act exists for just such a purpose—to... Read More

Tags: FOIA , ICE

ICE Extends I-9 Compliance Flexibility (Apr. 25, 2022)
Posted on 26 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Apr. 25, 2022 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), today announced an extension of the Form I-9 flexibilities first announced in March 2020 and updated in March 2021. On February 18, 2022... Read More

Tags: I-9 , ICE

Is SEVIS Broken Too?
Posted on 14 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In this Apr. 11, 2022 Broadcast Message , ICE asks F-1 and M-1 Students Previously Engaged in OPT or Practical Training to, basically, do ICE's job for them. Read More

Tags: sevis , sevp , ICE

ICE Directive Regarding Incompetent Detained Individuals (Apr. 5, 2022)
Posted on 12 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Apr. 5, 2022 Identification, Communication, Recordkeeping, and Safe Release Planning for Detained Individuals with Serious Mental Disorders or Conditions and/or Who Are Determined To Be Incompetent By An Immigration Judge Read More

ICE Settles SoCal Bond Litigation: Hernandez v. Garland
Posted on 30 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU SoCal, Mar. 30, 2022 "In a major legal victory for immigrants' rights, a federal court has approved a settlement that prohibits U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and immigration judges from setting unreasonable bonds for detained... Read More

Court Blocks DHS Enforcement Memo: Arizona v. Biden
Posted on 22 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arizona v. Biden "It is hereby ORDERED that: 1. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 65(a), Defendants United States Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, in his official capacity as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, all their... Read More

Colorado Supreme Court on ICE Detainers: Cisneros v. Elder
Posted on 21 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cisneros v. Elder "In this case, the supreme court considers whether section 24-10-106(1.S)(b), C.R.S. (2021), of the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act ("CGIA") waives sovereign immunity for intentional torts that result from the operation... Read More

New ICE VAWA Directive (Mar. 16, 2022)
Posted on 20 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Mar. 16, 2022 - Implementation of Section 1367 Protections for Noncitizen Victims of Crime "This Directive establishes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy for the identification and disclosure of information protected by... Read More

Tags: vawa , ICE

Castañon Nava Settlement News (ICE Sweeps)
Posted on 28 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC, OCAD, ICIRR, Feb. 8, 2022 "The use of illegal traffic stops and arrest practices by federal immigration enforcement officials will be curtailed under a settlement resolving a lawsuit brought by Chicago area residents detained in ICE sweeps... Read More

Tags: Chicago , ICE

New Documents Surface in Forced Labor / Wage Theft Case Against CoreCivic
Posted on 17 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

My hero, Andrew Free , reports: "For those considering how labor litigation challenge contractors abuses of so-called “Volunteer” Work Programs may lend support to folks inside ICE’s for-profit human cages, please find attached... Read More

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement for Enrollees at the University of Northern New Jersey
Posted on 2 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Jan. 28, 2022 " Dong, et al. v. Johnson, et al., No. 2:17-2092-ES-JSA (D.N.J. filed Mar. 30, 2017). Plaintiffs in this class action are current and former F-1 nonimmigrants who previously enrolled at the University of Northern New Jersey... Read More