Immigration Law

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'Public Charge' FAM Change Triggers Consular Abuse of 212(a)(4)
Posted on 16 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

According to FY2018 DOS statistics , "DOS rejected 13,450 applications for immigrant visas in FY2018 based on a determination that the applicant could become a "public charge," a 316 percent increase from FY2017 when it denied 3,237 applications... Read More

City of Baltimore Sues Trump Administration for Executing Unlawful, Anti-Immigrant ‘Public Charge’ Policy Behind Closed Doors
Posted on 29 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Democracy Forward, Nov. 28, 2018 - "Today the City of Baltimore filed suit against the Trump Administration for unlawfully and secretly changing the State Department’s definition of “public charge,” a provision in immigration law... Read More

Cancellation Victory in Baltimore (False Claim, Timely Retraction)
Posted on 16 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cancellation cases are hard enough, but when both clients (husband and wife) made false claims to U.S. citizenship? Amazing victory in the Baltimore Immigration Court by Sandra Grossman , who rocks. Read More

Unpub. BIA Suppression Victory (Remand) in Baltimore
Posted on 23 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Maureen A. Sweeney writes: "I thought your readers would be interested in our recent unpublished BIA suppression victory , which rejected an IJ's reasoning that DHS was absolved from any legal repercussions of an allegedly illegal arrest... Read More

Growing Up American
Posted on 19 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Mr. Obama's order will give young people who have spent their entire their lives here worried about not being "real" Americans a chance to realize their dream, and both they and the country they love will be the better for it."... Read More

Tags: daca , Baltimore

Advocates announce $500,000 legal defense fund for undocumented immigrants in Baltimore
Posted on 24 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Baltimore Sun, Apr. 20, 2017 - "Advocates announced a new $500,000 legal defense fund Thursday for undocumented immigrants in Baltimore in response to a series of high-profile federal immigration arrests here. ... The advocates have raised $225,000... Read More

Baltimore Law Clinic on Front Lines of Immigration Crisis
Posted on 4 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As the director of the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic, Elizabeth Keyes has overseen case after case over the past two years involving immigrants hoping to remain in the country. But Keyes said some of the... Read More

FTC Wins Court Judgment Against Immigration Services Scam
Posted on 14 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal court has ordered the operators of a Baltimore-based immigration services scam to pay as much as $616,000 in refunds to Spanish-speaking immigrants, who were deceived into paying the defendants for immigration services that they were not... Read More