Immigration Law

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Experts to Explain Influx of Children at the Border
Posted on 2 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Apr. 1, 2021 "Five legal experts will explain the latest influx of unaccompanied migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border in a webinar April 9 hosted by the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration . The free program, which starts... Read More

ABA Joins Lawsuit to Protect Immigrant Children
Posted on 15 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Feb. 12, 2021 "The American Bar Association today joined a lawsuit challenging federal government actions that effectively prevent many unaccompanied children who have suffered persecution and abuse in their home countries from securing all... Read More

ABA: Achieving America’s Immigration Promise
Posted on 19 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Jan. 2021 "[T]he ABA recommends that the incoming administration give immediate attention to our recommendations in five key areas of immigration policy that will have long-term impacts on the immigration system as a whole: I. Reform the administrative... Read More

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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

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 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

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 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 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