Immigration Law

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ICE Raids Have Chilling Effect on Education of Children: Report
Posted on 11 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Georgetown Law, Apr. 11, 2016 - "Recent raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have had a chilling effect on the education of recently arrived children – including those seeking asylum from the violence in Central America... Read More

Thousands of Immigrant Parents Detained - HRW Report
Posted on 15 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Human Rights Watch, May 15, 2017 - "New data analysis reveals that more than 10,000 parents of US citizen children are most likely detained every year in California by immigration authorities, Human Rights Watch said today. In light of new Trump... Read More

Report: Immigrant Family Detention Harming Kids' Health
Posted on 25 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A new report finds that despite reforms to the family detention system, parents held at a Pennsylvania facility are still struggling to be released and are worried that their children's mental health and well-being could be in jeopardy. The... Read More

Unauthorized Immigrant Parents and Their Children's Development: A Summary of the Evidence
Posted on 31 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" US policy debates about unauthorized immigrants have tended, until recently, to focus on adults and adolescents. Yet several million children, a majority of them born in the United States, would be affected by legalization and feel the effects... Read More

Growing Up in the Shadows: The Developmental Implications of Unauthorized Status
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Unauthorized immigrants account for approximately one-fourth of all immigrants in the United States, yet they dominate public perceptions and are at the heart of a policy impasse. Caught in the middle are the children of these immigrants—youth... Read More

Report: U.S. Held Immigrant Children in Adult Facilities
Posted on 6 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The U.S. government detained 1,366 immigrant children for at least three days in adult detention facilities between 2008 and 2012, according to data obtained by Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC). Nearly 1,000 children... Read More

Removing Insecurity: How American Children Will Benefit from DAPA
Posted on 27 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than five million American children — U.S. citizens or legal immigrants eligible for citizenship — will be the most important beneficiaries of the executive action on immigration issued by President Obama in November. The great... Read More

Advocates Call for Court-Appointed Attorneys for Immigrant Children and Teens
Posted on 28 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Two immigrant advocacy groups recommended this morning that minors in immigration court be appointed government attorneys and that asylum regulations be liberalized to cover the special needs of migrant minors who come into the U.S. unlawfully without... Read More

Family Values on ICE: The Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I am pleased to present the following report, "Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens" for the second half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, as prepared by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)." - John Morton, Mar. 26, 2012... Read More

DHS OIG Examines Conditions at Detention Centers for Alien Children
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), today issued the first of a series of reports on conditions at detention centers being used to temporarily house unaccompanied alien children. The report is based on 87... Read More