Immigration Law

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Groups Detail "Grave Concerns" to Garland re Dedicated Docket
Posted on 5 Oct 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

106 legal services providers, Oct. 5, 2022 "On May 28, 2021, the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) jointly launched a “Dedicated Docket” to quickly process the cases of families seeking asylum in the United States... Read More

Asylum Seekers are Legally in the US Notwithstanding the Political Stunts of Governors Abbott and DeSantis
Posted on 20 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Kaitlyn Box, Sept. 19, 2022 "In a reprehensible political stunt, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas and Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida sent around 150 immigrants to liberal states by bus and plane last week. Some of these individuals... Read More

Expert: "Decimated" USCIS Will Struggle to Process Work Permit Applications for Asylum Seekers
Posted on 15 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chris Sommerfeldt and Tim Balk, New York Daily News, Sep 14, 2022 NYC asks feds to fast-track work papers for migrants amid busing crisis - "Mayor Adams and members of the City Council have begun to aggressively pressure the federal government... Read More

A New Campaign to Get the Border Patrol to Stop Trashing Asylum Seekers’ Possessions
Posted on 16 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Border Chronicle, Aug. 16, 2022 “There’s really no reason for what they’re doing other than to strip people of their humanity.” Volunteers from the community and the county maintain these two dumpsters... Read More

Expert: End Title 42 and Restore Order
Posted on 27 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, July 27, 2022 The Hill - Opinion: Ending Title 42 won’t cause immigration mayhem — It will restore order "... Since March 2020, approximately 900,000 people — including over 215,000 parents and children... Read More

The Beyoncé of Asylum Law
Posted on 21 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Brett Milano, Harvard Law Today, July 20, 2022 "As Harvard Law School Clinical Professor Deborah Anker LL.M. ’84 moves to emerita status, she and her many students and colleagues can reflect on her formidable record of achievement —... Read More

Tags: Harvard , asylum , anker

Few Granted Asylum Under MPP 2.0
Posted on 15 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, June 14, 2022 "Case-by-case Immigration Court records current as of the end of May 2022 show that during the last six months, over 5,000 asylum seekers have been required to remain in Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) while... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Asylum Work Permit Policies: Garcia Perez v. USCIS
Posted on 9 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILA, NWIRP, June 9, 2022 "Today, five asylum applicants filed a national class action lawsuit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) challenging policies and practices that... Read More

Expert: Many Factors Influence Boston USCIS Asylum Approval Rates
Posted on 2 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angi Gonzalez, SpectrumNews1, June 1, 2022 "Dr. Basileus Zeno, who came to the U.S. after fleeing Syria, knew that applying for asylum in the U.S would not be easy. He just never expected it to take 10 years before he was ultimately denied. He... Read More

What Title 42 Has Wrought
Posted on 27 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Yael Schacher, May 26, 2022 "... Refugees International has received hundreds of requests for help and information from asylum seekers in both Reynosa and Piedras Negras who wanted to understand what would happen on May 23. It has been difficult... Read More

Expert: Biden Has Three Options on Title 42
Posted on 24 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Haisten Willis, Washington Examiner, May 24, 2022 "After experiencing yet another courtroom setback, the Biden administration is appealing and weighing options for the future of Title 42, the COVID-19-related policy of turning away unauthorized... Read More

A Pro Bono Victory for Law Students, Clinicians
Posted on 28 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA Commission on Immigration, Apr. 27, 2022 "“I’m really happy and grateful because I won my case, but on my own I would not have known how. Today, I am happy because I am free.” Soon after receiving the news that he had been... Read More

Tags: pro bono , asylum

Pro Se Asylum Remote Workshop
Posted on 11 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Kate Evans (Duke Law) reports: " Prof. Kaci Bishop , director of UNC's Immigration Clinic, and I launched a pilot pro se asylum remote workshop this spring with the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy . We were able to assist about 20 families... Read More

Tags: asylum

Differential Treatment at the Border
Posted on 11 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP is quickly and easily admitting Ukrainian asylum-seekers at the southern border, while most others are turned away, in violation of law. Elliot Spagat (Associated Press) reports here ; Camilo Montoya-Gálvez reports here . Read More

Protection Delayed is Protection Denied: Factsheet on Title 42 Expulsions, Haitian Asylum Seekers in Tijuana, and the U.S. Government’s Ongoing Evasion of Duty
Posted on 7 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HHP, CGRS, Haitian Bridge, Apr. 7, 2022 "An estimated 10,000 Black migrants, predominantly asylum seekers from Haiti, currently reside in Tijuana where they face discrimination and violence. Since the imposition of Title 42, the United States has... Read More