Immigration Law

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Former BIA Chairman Paul W. Schmidt Excoriates IJs, BIA and CA11 Panel in Salvadoran Asylum Case
Posted on 24 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Paul W. Schmidt, Apr. 22, 2019 In re Diaz-Rivas v. U.S. Att’y Gen., 11th Cir., 04-18-19, unpublished , Jordan, Circuit Judge, concurring and dissenting. "In truth, this well-documented family-based persecution case should have been granted... Read More

Atlanta Mayor Signs Executive Order: No New ICE Detainees in City Jail
Posted on 7 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, June 20, 2018 - "I, like many others, have been horrified watching the impact of President Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy on children and families. My personal angst has been compounded by the City of... Read More

Tags: detainees , jail , Atlanta , ICE

15 Journalists Selected for Immigration Fellowship - IJJ
Posted on 3 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Fifteen journalists have been selected for a fellowship program on the educational, economic and social issues faced by immigrant children and their families. The Institute for Justice & Journalism is conducting its annual fellowship training... Read More

Emory University Law Students Issue Damning Report about Behavior of Atlanta Immigration Judges
Posted on 7 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Atlanta Loop, May 3, 2017 - "Emory University Laws School students observed the Atlanta Immigration Court over a seven week period in 2016 to find out why the court has a reputation of being hostile toward immigrants. The behavior they claim they... Read More

Mayors Support DAPA, DACA Expansion
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Mayors and senior officials from 25 cities across the country met Monday in New York to rally support and lay the groundwork for implementing President Obama’s executive actions to provide relief to millions of undocumented immigrants nationwide... Read More

2016 Journalism Fellowship Focused on Children - IJJ (Atlanta, Mar. 30 - Apr. 1)
Posted on 31 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Institute for Justice & Journalism - "Nowhere is the U.S. demographic shift being felt sooner and more dramatically than in schools. By 2020, one in three children will be an immigrant or have an immigrant parent. How schools are responding to... Read More

SIFI Files Complaint Regarding EOIR Practices at Irwin County Detention Center
Posted on 11 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SPLC SIFI, Mar. 7, 2018 - "We write now to lodge a complaint based on observations of Atlanta Immigration Court hearings for persons detained at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), a privately-operated facility where at any given time, nearly... Read More

Tags: sifi , eoir , irwin , complaint , Atlanta , SPLC

Excerpts From the May 15 Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Immigration Activity in the Supreme Court
Posted on 3 May 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

Immigration Activity in the Supreme Court On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case involving Arizona's controversial S.B. 1070. The transcript is available on at 2012 U.S. Trans. LEXIS 35. The decision is expected... Read More

Lawsuit Targets ICE's Use of False Pretenses to Gain Entry to Homes: Morales v. USA
Posted on 12 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When “police” knock on your door, show you a picture of a “criminal,” and tell you they are looking for him or her, it is reasonable to fling your door wide open. But when it turns out the agents are not police, and they... Read More

Tags: raid , Morales , lawsuit , Atlanta , ICE , SPLC

Your Editor On The Road Today, Wed., Apr. 8, 2015
Posted on 8 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Teaching 'Immigration Law 101' to fifteen top journalists at: ... so posting may be light until tomorrow... Follow @IJJNews on Twitter, #IJJ15 Read More

Immigration Judge Won’t Delay Hearing For Lawyer’s Maternity Leave, Then Berates Her For Bringing Baby To Court
Posted on 20 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An attorney on maternal leave was denied her request to postpone an immigration hearing in Atlanta, and had to litigate with her baby strapped to her chest. Then, she was berated by the judge, who refused to delay the hearing, for bringing her child... Read More

DREAMers Go Public In Fight For Immigration Overhaul
Posted on 27 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Dulce Guerrero had lived with a stressful secret for years and was finally ready to share it with the world. She opened up in front of dozens of friends, strangers and camera-wielding journalists who had gathered for an immigrant rights demonstration... Read More

Women and children first: legality of ICE raids in southern states scrutinized
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matthew Teague, The Guardian, Jan. 30, 2016 - " Southern Poverty Law Center says sweeps are targeting solely women and children as a ‘family unit’ brings in $600 for private owners of detention centers compared with $150 for housing a... Read More

Tags: Atlanta , raids , ICE , SPLC

Atlanta Rejects Mexican IDs
Posted on 1 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The city of Atlanta has repealed an ordinance that recognized a particular Mexican ID card for city government transactions. The city council voted April 16 to repeal the ordinance after a complaint was filed with the newly created state Immigration... Read More

Immigration Activists Lock Themselves to Gates in Atlanta, Chicago
Posted on 20 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Fifteen immigration activists were arrested Tuesday during a protest outside of a building that houses some offices of federal immigration authorities in Atlanta, federal authorities said. The protest began just before 11 a.m. following a news conference... Read More