Immigration Law

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ABA Border Primer
Posted on 18 Jan 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Dec. 28, 2022 "The U.S. southern border has been the subject of a great deal of scrutiny by policy makers, legislators, the federal judiciary, and the media. This primer aims to provide a broad introduction to the enforcement mechanisms employed... Read More

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Jan. 25th ABA Webinar: Electronic Monitoring of Migrants: Alternative to Detention or Just Another Form of Punitive Custody?
Posted on 13 Jan 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA "This webinar will discuss the dramatic rise in the use of electronic monitoring of migrants, including through ankle monitors and phone app technology. It will ask whether electronic monitoring presents a positive move away from immigration... Read More

Tags: detention , ABA , webinar

The Lifeguard is Drowning: Identifying and Combating Burnout and Secondary Trauma in Asylum Practitioners (Free ABA Webinar)
Posted on 15 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Lifeguard is Drowning: Identifying and Combating Burnout and Secondary Trauma in Asylum Practitioners Register here. Asylum attorneys have been facing a longstanding mental health crisis. The pandemic, sweeping regulatory changes, and... Read More

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Free ABA Zoom Webinar - Operation Lone Star: Texas’s Costly Attempt to Enforce Federal Immigration Law (Feb. 24, 2022)
Posted on 22 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Operation Lone Star: Texas’s Costly Attempt to Enforce Federal Immigration Law (Feb. 24, 2022) On March 6, 2021, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott announced the creation of ‘Operation Lone Star,’ his self-proclaimed “catch and jail”... Read More

ABA Video: Mechanics of Immigration Court Part 1: The Master Calendar Hearing & Filing Applications for Relief
Posted on 15 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Feb. 10, 2022 "Join the ABA Commission on Immigration for a 3-part series on the Mechanics of Immigration Court. This series covers the nuts and bolts of how to practice in immigration court. Part I takes an in depth look at the Master Calendar... Read More

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

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

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