Immigration Law

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ICE Roundups of Refugee Moms, Kids Begin; Agents Ignore Warrant Requests
Posted on 4 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nigel Duara and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, L.A. Times, Jan. 3, 2016 - "The detentions of at least 11 families across the country marked the first day of an effort by the government to find and deport Central American migrants who sought refuge in the... Read More

Tags: refugees , raids , ICE

Lives in Peril: How Ineffective Inspections Make ICE Complicit in Immigration Detention Abuse
Posted on 23 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC and DWN, Oct. 21, 2015 - "A new report, “ Lives in Peril: How Ineffective Inspections Make ICE Complicit in Immigration Detention Abuse ” released today by the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and Detention Watch Network... Read More

After An Immigration Raid, A City's Students Vanish
Posted on 26 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jonathan Blitzer, New Yorker, Mar. 23, 2017 - "On February 15th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ice) officers conducted a raid in Las Cruces, arresting people at a trailer park on the outskirts of town. The raid came a few weeks after President... Read More

Notice of ICE Public Meeting on Family Residential Centers, San Antonio, Wed., Mar. 16, 2016
Posted on 3 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 - "The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers (ACFRC) will meet in San Antonio, TX to brief Committee members on ICE’s family... Read More

Latest ICE Deportation Stats No Cause for Celebration
Posted on 21 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" There is little to cheer in the new deportation statistics released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While the numbers document a 10 percent decline in the total number of deportations compared to last year, they also reveal the... Read More

Feds Planning Massive Family Immigration Jail in South Texas
Posted on 6 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Federal officials are planning a new for-profit family detention lockup for immigrant children and their parents in South Texas. The 2,400-bed “South Texas Family Detention Center”—as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is... Read More

Does L.A. Dodgers Baseball Star Jose Peralta Need A Work Visa to Sign Autographs?
Posted on 10 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The immigration nightmare that Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Joel Peralta recently endured is a strong example of why major league ballplayers always should carry their own baseball cards for identification. Peralta and his wife were stopped... Read More

ICE Seeks to Increase Family Immigration Detention Bed Space
Posted on 3 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jason Buch, San Antonio Express-News, Nov. 2, 2016 - "Months before the Obama presidency ends, opponents of family detention are concerned his administration is expanding the controversial policy centered on two immigration holding facilities south... Read More

ICE, Nashville Cops Settle Warrantless Immigration Raid Lawsuit: Escobar v. Gaines
Posted on 29 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of victims of a warrantless raid in Nashville, Tennessee, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Metropolitan Nashville Police Department... Read More

Lawsuit: ICE Attorney Forged Document
Posted on 24 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children, according to a new lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in a Seattle U.S. District... Read More

Tags: forged , adams , love , nwirp , lawsuit , ICE , lanuza

Congressional Pressure Brings Stay of Deportation for North Carolina Teen
Posted on 21 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anne Blythe, News & Observer, Mar. 20, 2016 - "The planned deportation of Wildin Guillen Acosta, a Riverside High School student, was put on hold Sunday to give attorneys a brief window to appeal an immigration judge’s decision from late... Read More

Lawsuits Claim American Man Falsely Imprisoned by ICE in Colorado
Posted on 9 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Blair Miller, ABC Denver, Mar. 8, 2017 - ICE agents illegally detained Colorado US citizen for days because he was Hispanic, lawsuits claim - "You don't look like you were born in Montrose." "A Gunnison man born in Colorado was... Read More

NJ Supreme Court Chief Justice to ICE: Stay Out of Courthouses
Posted on 20 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, Apr. 19, 2017 - "In recent weeks, agents from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency arrested two individuals who showed up for court appearances in state court. As Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court... Read More

ICE Immigration Enforcement Efforts Reach Less Than 0.02% of U.S. Employers - CRS Report
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Despite the increases in recent years ... the number of Final Orders for civil money penalties remains very low relative to the number of U.S. employers. Employers receiving Final Orders in FY2014, as shown in Table 1, represent less than .02% of... Read More

ICE Director Sarah Saldaña - Private Detention Contracts Essential (Law360)
Posted on 23 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Allissa Wickham, Law360, Sept. 22, 2016 - "The head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday that halting the agency’s use of private detention centers would basically turn its system “upside down,” with her remarks... Read More