Immigration Law

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Experts: Obama Adjusted Immigration Policies
Posted on 31 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amelia Thomson DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight, July 31, 2019 "Immigration policy experts like Chishti think Obama deserves credit for adjusting his policies as his presidency went on. According to estimates by Chishti’s group , by the end of Obama’s... Read More

ICE Just Quietly Opened Three New Detention Centers, Flouting Congress’ Limits
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Noah Lanard, Mother Jones, July 9, 2019 "When members of Congress reached a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown in February, they gave Immigration and Customs Enforcement a simple instruction: Stop detaining so many people. Instead,... Read More

City of Albuquerque, State of New Mexico Sue Trump Administration over Immigration Policies
Posted on 12 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gov. Lujan Grisham, June 10, 2019 "Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced her office, on behalf of the state of New Mexico, is suing the U.S. government in an effort to halt the Trump administration’s indiscriminate practice of releasing... Read More

“Merit-Based” Immigration: Trump Proposal Would Dramatically Revamp Immigrant Selection Criteria, But with Modest Effects on Numbers
Posted on 30 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MPI Policy Brief, May 30, 2019 "President Donald Trump’s proposal to “create a fair, modern, and lawful system of immigration” has, despite its high-profile Rose Garden rollout on May 16, met a decidedly lackluster reception,... Read More

Expert: Trump's Immigration Proposal Would Be a 'Big Departure' from Current Law
Posted on 17 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABIGAIL ABRAMS AND ALANA ABRAMSON, Time Magazine, May 16, 2019 "Drafted by top advisers Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller, the proposal outlines an immigration system that focuses mostly on those with specific professional skills and education,... Read More

Supreme Court Immigration Case Could Be Bad For Business
Posted on 30 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Apr. 29, 2019 "The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a case ( Kansas v. Garcia ) that legal analysts warn may empower state and local prosecutors with political ambitions to go after businesses on immigration grounds. A... Read More

Alternatives to Immigrant Incarceration: A Better Way
Posted on 24 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Secor, Heidi Altman and Tara Tidwell Cullen of the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), April 2019 "As the Trump administration seeks to indefinitely detain asylum seekers and continues its rapid expansion of its immigration prison system... Read More

Expert: Trump's Immigration Efforts 'Backfiring'...No 'Coherent Policy'
Posted on 10 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matt Kwong, CBC News, Apr. 9, 2019 "[F]or Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration-law professor at Cornell University , Nielsen was far from soft on immigration. "Secretary Nielsen will be perceived as the most hardline [Homeland Security] secretary... Read More

Colo. Gov. Polis Signs Two Pro-Immigrant Bills
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HB19-1042 - Extend Court Jurisdiction For Vulnerable Youth RMIAN : "Governor Polis signed into law Colorado House Bill 19-1042 , Extension of Court Jurisdiction for Vulnerable Youth, creating vital protections and opportunities for immigrant youth... Read More

The Biggest Immigration Wave in US History Had Huge Economic Benefits, Study Shows
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Carly Cassella, Science Alert, Mar. 18, 2019 "Over a hundred years ago, from 1850 to 1920, the United States of America experienced a wave of mass migration like never before - the highest levels in its history. While the topic of immigration remains... Read More

ABA: Immigration Courts 'Irredeemably Dysfunctional, On Brink of Collapse'
Posted on 21 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, March 20, 2019 "The American Bar Association is proposing a major overhaul of the US immigration system, calling the courts that decide whether to deport immigrants "irredeemably dysfunctional." "The immigration... Read More

Expert: Kansas Immigration Case at Supreme Court Could Affect ID Theft Prosecutions
Posted on 18 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariane de Vogue, CNN, Mar. 18, 2019 "The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a case [ Kansas v. Garcia, No. 17-834 ] next term concerning Kansas' prosecution of three undocumented immigrants for using stolen Social Security numbers in an... Read More

The "Guerrilla Habeas Team" Combating ICE in New York
Posted on 6 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alice Speri, The Intercept, Mar. 5, 2019 "...In New York, as across the country, Trump’s war on immigrants had manifested in an escalation of detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants who had lived in the country sometimes for... Read More

Groups Demand Release of Infants from Immigration Jails
Posted on 1 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, AILA, CLINIC Legal, Feb. 28, 2019 "We write to bring your attention to an alarming increase in the number of infants being held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. As of today, there are at least nine infants under one year... Read More

Small Businesses Ask DHS to Release More H-2B Visas
Posted on 22 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In a 40-page letter dated Feb. 22, 2019 and endorsed by hundreds of employers and organizations, the H-2B Workforce Coalition urged DHS Sec. Nielsen and DOL Sec. Acosta to immediately release the full number of additional H-2B visas authorized by the... Read More