Immigration Law

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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

Senate Report: Oversight of the Care of Unaccompanied Alien Children (Aug. 15, 2018)
Posted on 24 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

United States Senate, PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Aug. 15, 2018 - "Since 2015, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has conducted extensive oversight of federal government... Read More

Workers’ Rights on ICE: How Immigration Reform Can Stop Retaliation and Advance Labor Rights
Posted on 27 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"New report details how bad-actor employers use immigration enforcement to retaliate against workers, subverting both immigration and labor laws." - NELP, Feb. 2013 . Read More

Report: Majority of undocumented immigrants have been in U.S. for over a decade
Posted on 5 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"About two thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants who currently live in the U.S have lived here for at least 10 years, according to a report released early this month by the Pew Hispanic Center." - TFI, Marcos Restrepo... Read More

'You Don't Have Rights Here' - Central Americans Being Returned to Danger: HRW Report
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The US government’s rapid-fire screening of unauthorized migrants at the border is sending Central Americans back to the risk of serious harm, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 44-page report, “‘You Don’t... Read More

Report: Feds wasted $69 million on border fence
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Border officials wasted $69 million of taxpayer money after they bought more steel than they needed to build the fence along United States and Mexico border, according to a report by the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Homeland... Read More

Tags: report , steel , fence , border

Immigration Court Representation a 'Moral Imperative'
Posted on 29 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Legal representation in deportation proceedings is a moral imperative. While the federal government has abdicated its responsibility to provide this critical component of a fair and just process for immigrants in deportation proceedings, the individual... Read More

Feds Apologize to Cities for Faulty "Name and Shame" Reports, DHS Suspends Publication
Posted on 11 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ron Nixon, New York Times, Apr. 10, 2017 - "The Trump administration will temporarily stop publication of a weekly report spotlighting cities and counties that fail to cooperate with federal immigration officials, people briefed on the change said... Read More

For Undocumented Women, Farm Work Rife With Harassment
Posted on 19 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Hundreds of thousands of women and girls working on the nation’s farms and in packing houses face the threat of sexual violence and harassment, according to a report released on Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch recently... Read More

ICE Immigration Raids: A Primer (TRAC)
Posted on 14 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Feb. 14, 2017 - There are widespread reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fugitive operations teams conducted immigration roundups in a number of communities across the country last week. This report breaks... Read More

DHS OIG releases 287(g) report
Posted on 20 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this review, we determined that ICE needs to continue efforts to implement our prior recommendations. In addition, we identified challenges that may reduce the effectiveness of a review process intended as a resource for ensuring compliance with... Read More

Tags: report , 287(g) , oig , DHS

Latinos Bear Brunt of 'Secure Communities' Arrests
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A deportation program that is central to the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement strategy has led disproportionately to the removal of Latino immigrants and to arrests by immigration authorities of hundreds of United States... Read More

New SPLC report uncovers abuse and neglect at immigrant detention centers in the South
Posted on 22 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SPLC, Nov. 21, 2016 - "As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to deport up to 3 million people, an investigation of immigrant detention centers in the South has found that detainees are routinely denied their due process rights and frequently endure... Read More

Tags: report , detention , SPLC

Report Takes Hard Look at Immigration Detention
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The immigrants being held in Essex County and facing deportation tell of being locked down in rooms while being denied medical help, of not getting "a mere" 1,000 to 1,500 calories a day in nutrition, of trying to sleep fully clothed... Read More

In Hostile Terrain: Amnesty International Report
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Amnesty International’s report, In Hostile Terrain: Human rights violations in immigration enforcement in the US Southwest ( English or Spanish ), examines the human rights violations associated with immigration enforcement at the border... Read More