Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Arizona Judge: Dreamers Entitled to In-State Tuition
Posted on 6 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Saying that federal law determines who is here legally, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled today that "dreamers'' are entitled to the same tuition rates as other Arizona residents. Judge Arthur Anderson rejected arguments... Read More

The Great Overseas Jobs Creator
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"...We now need one US Senator to simply let the issue run its course. Mr. Grassley should not be demonized for his position on business based immigration policies, nor should this debate be any more acerbic than in previous years. He is... Read More

Ending Birthright Citizenship Would Be Costly for Americans
Posted on 11 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Repealing birthright citizenship would be the equivalent of “a tax on every child born in America,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. He was commenting on a recent National Foundation for American Policy... Read More

Feds drop appeal involving bond for man jailed more than 3 years on immigration hold
Posted on 22 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News, Sept. 21, 2016 - "U.S. Department of Justice attorneys have dropped the appeal of a Utah federal judge's decision to grant an individualized bond hearing to a Salt Lake man who had been detained in the Utah County... Read More

Mandatory Detention Habeas Victory in Utah: The Chairez-Castrejon Saga Takes a New Turn
Posted on 22 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chairez-Castrejon v. Bible, May 19, 2016 - "Although Mr. Chairez advocates for the use of the Second and Ninth Circuits’ bright-line rule, he argues that under either approach, he is entitled to a bond hearing because his detention has been... Read More

CA10 on 16(b) Crime of Violence: Golicov v. Lynch (DOJ's position 'baffling')
Posted on 19 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Golicov v. Lynch, Sept. 19, 2016 - "Petitioner Constantine Fedor Golicov, a lawful permanent resident of the United States, seeks review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) concluding that his Utah state conviction for failing to... Read More

CA9 on jurisdiction, legitimation, derivative citizenship: Anderson v. Holder
Posted on 12 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This case requires us to apply a 1952 statute to circumstances far removed from those that the enacting Congress imagined. Gary Anderson, born in England to an American serviceman father and an English mother, is a citizen of the United States if... Read More

Matter of CHAIREZ-Castrejon, 26 I&N Dec. 349 (BIA 2014)(Lanferman withdrawn)
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Official headnotes, emphasis added: (1) The categorical approach, which requires a focus on the minimum conduct that has a realistic probability of being prosecuted under the statute of conviction, is employed to determine whether the respondent’s... Read More

Stuart Anderson: The Myth of Chain Migration
Posted on 17 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A common criticism of the U.S. immigration system is it tilts toward family admissions. This criticism rests, in part, on the mistaken notion that any close relations sponsored by U.S. citizens come to America quickly as permanent residents.... Read More