Immigration Law

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Groups Call for Independent Immigration Court System
Posted on 17 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ernie Smith, Associations Now, July 15, 2019 "Amid a growing crisis, legal associations have called on Congress to pass laws that would remove immigration courts from Justice Department control, emphasizing the inherent conflict of interest. ... Read More

ABA President Weighs In on Matter of M-S-
Posted on 29 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Robert M. Carlson, Apr. 23, 2019 "Dear Attorney General Barr: On behalf of the American Bar Association, I write to express our serious concerns regarding your decision in Matter of M-S-, which removes the right of certain asylum seekers to receive... Read More

ABA Blasts ICC Visa Restrictions
Posted on 11 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA President Bob Carlson, Apr. 9, 2019 "The American Bar Association is concerned over the policy announced last month by the United States government to restrict visas for certain officials of the International Criminal Court, a policy implemented... 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

Experts Address Canada-U.S. Immigration Trends at ABA Meeting in Vancouver, B.C.
Posted on 5 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lee Rawles, ABA Journal, Feb. 4, 2018 - "Panelist Margaret Stock of Cascadia Cross Border Law Group in Anchorage, Alaska , applauded the Canadians “for thinking about how to swipe our U.S.-educated workforce and put them to work for Canada... Read More

ABA Legal Fact Check: Revoking Visas
Posted on 31 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, October 2017 - "Not only did Putin add me to the Interpol list, but the US simultaneously revoked my visa,” tweeted American-British financier Bill Browder on Oct. 22. Browder is the hedge fund manager turned human rights activist who... Read More

ABA President Hilarie Bass Sends Letter to DOJ, DHS Opposing Separation of Families
Posted on 13 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, June 12, 2018 - "American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass sent a letter today to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressing the association’s strong opposition to recent... Read More

Paul Schmidt's Speech to the ABA Commission on Immigration (May 4, 2018)
Posted on 5 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Paul W. Schmidt, May 4, 2018 - "CARICATURE OF JUSTICE: Stop The Attack On Due Process, Fundamental Fairness, and Human Decency In Our Captive, Dysfunctional U.S. Immigration Courts ABA COMMISSION ON IMMIGRATION, WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 4, 2018 ... Read More

ABA President: Detention of Refugee Moms, Kids "Inconsistent with Fundamental Principles of Liberty"
Posted on 28 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"... Detention is neither effective nor justifiable as deterrence to migration of families and individuals fleeing violence. Such detention violates basic principles requiring that any deprivation of liberty be justified based on individual circumstances... Read More

ABA Releases Report on Family Immigration Detention
Posted on 20 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Aug. 20, 2015 - "A new report on the expansion of immigration detention released by the American Bar Association concludes that the federal government’s use of family detention violates applicable laws and human rights norms. ... Read More

ABA Commission on Immigration report excoriates federal detention policy for immigrant families
Posted on 21 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A report released Aug. 19 by the ABA Commission on Immigration with the assistance of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers takes the federal government to task for its policy of detaining immigrant mothers with young children. “... Read More

ABA Condemns Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Families Seeking U.S. Protection
Posted on 7 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Jan. 6, 2015 - Statement of Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association : "The American Bar Association condemns the U.S. government’s operation targeting the deportation of Central American mothers and children seeking protection... Read More

Lawlessness, Violence in Central America a 'Major Cause' of Recent Migration: ABA
Posted on 26 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Reasons include escaping from abuse and very real threats by powerful and violent street gangs, including the 18th Street gang and the Mara Salvatrucha gang. These gangs frequently engage in forced recruitment of teenage boys, sexual slavery of... Read More

New ABA Video Helps Immigrant Detainees Understand Their Rights
Posted on 21 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 19, 2012: "To help ensure America’s commitment to justice for all, the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration has produced an updated version of “ Know Your Rights,” an educational video... Read More

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Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) to Receive Award for Excellence in E-Lawyering
Posted on 20 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Every year at the ABA TECHSHOW , the eLawyering Task Force recognizes an organization, law firm or lawyer with the James I. Keane Award for Excellence in eLawyering. The Immigration Advocates Network will receive the award this year for its exemplary... Read More