Immigration Law

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Trump Sued as Refugees are Detained at Airports
Posted on 28 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here's a link to the lawsuit . News here , here , here and here . P.S., Friday's executive order is illegal . Read More

Lawsuit: Trump Lied on Federal Forms, Grossly Underpaid Foreign Models on H-1B Visas
Posted on 10 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Over one year ago Jamaican model Alexia Palmer filed a class action lawsuit against Trump Model Management, LLC. The lawsuit alleges that Trump's company filed federal visa paperwork, under penalty of perjury, stating Palmer would receive a salary... Read More

Tags: H-1B , palmer , lawsuit , Trump , model

Groups File Immigration 'Rocket Docket' FOIA Lawsuit Against Feds
Posted on 3 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CNS, Feb. 3, 2016 - "The Department of Justice makes it harder for vulnerable children and families to avoid deportation by hiding its priority immigration docketing policies from the public, the American Immigration Lawyers Association claims in... Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Human Trafficking on American Fishing Boat: Sorihin v. Sea Queen II
Posted on 26 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sept. 22, 2016, LAS-ELC - "Two men from Indonesia filed a federal lawsuit [in San Francisco, CA] today alleging that they were induced to pay high recruitment fees to work for a U.S.-based fishing vessel, whose captain mistreated them, isolated them... Read More

Why We Are Suing the Government
Posted on 29 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"American Immigration Council Executive Director Ben Johnson explains why the Council has filed lawsuits against the federal government." - American Immigration Council, Aug. 28, 2014 . Read More

Groups Sue Feds Over Failure to Provide Lawyers for Kids in Immigration Court
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Public Counsel, and K&L Gates LLP today filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of children who are challenging the... Read More

Class Action Challenges Tucson Border Patrol Detention Practices
Posted on 11 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Tucson Sector Border Patrol holds men, women, and children in freezing, overcrowded, and filthy cells for extended periods of time in violation of the U.S. Constitution, a group of legal organizations allege in a class-action lawsuit filed Monday... Read More

States Sue Feds Over Immigration Executive Action
Posted on 4 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Seventeen states sued the U.S. in federal district court challenging President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West... Read More

Record $2.8M Settlement Reached in Nevada H-2A Lawsuit: Rivera Rivera v. Peri & Sons Farms, Inc.
Posted on 17 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, Dec. 16, 2015 - "A Nevada federal judge signed off Tuesday on a $2.8 million settlement between an onion farm and H-2A visa workers who claimed they had been shorted on pay and weren’t reimbursed for travel and immigration-related expenses... Read More

Indiana Governor Sued for Blocking Syrian Refugees: Exodus v. Pence
Posted on 24 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Nov. 23, 2015 - "The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and attorneys from the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of Exodus Refugee Immigration, filed suit today against Governor Mike Pence and the Secretary... 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

NJIC Sues DHS, ICE for PEP FOIA Disclosure
Posted on 10 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NJIC, Feb. 8, 2016 - "Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) filed a federal lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration... Read More

Tags: PEP , njic , FOIA , lawsuit

No Apologies, But Feds Pay $350K to Deported American Citizen
Posted on 2 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Professor/blogger Jacqueline Stevens writes : " Andres Robles was 19 years old in 2008 when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Louisiana ignored his claims of U.S. citizenship, as well as their own files that readily affirm this... 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

Ex-NBA Player, Others Want $45M EB-5 Suit Axed - Law360
Posted on 5 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Former NBA forward Theo Ratliff and various entertainment-related companies urged a Georgia federal judge on Friday to toss a $45 million lawsuit brought by a Georgia-based production studio alleging that it was pushed out of a lucrative funding... Read More