Immigration Law

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Border Patrol Bus Searches: Passengers Have Right to Refuse to Answer Questions
Posted on 7 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adiel Kaplan and Vanessa Swales, NBC News, June 5, 2019 "Mercedes Phelan was confused last April when Border Patrol agents boarded the Greyhound bus she was riding in Pennsylvania and asked her if she was a citizen. Ten months later, when she... Read More

ACLU Practice Advisory: Representing Immigrant Children Following Release from Border Patrol Custody
Posted on 13 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Nov. 2015 - "This practice advisory provides a guide for attorneys working with immigrant children who have previously been detained by U.S. immigration officials and placed in removal proceedings." Read More

Border Patrol Sued for Excessive Force: 200 Lb. Agent Throws 100 Lb. Disabled U.S. Citizen to the Ground, Cuffs Her
Posted on 22 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday filed a lawsuit against what the advocacy group claims are egregious abuses of power within the ranks of border law enforcement. The suit, filed in the Brownsville office of the U.S. District Court for... Read More

10 Shots Across the Border
Posted on 7 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mark Binelli, New York Times Magazine, Mar. 3, 2016 - "The subject who was hit was ... a 16-year-old resident of Nogales, Mexico, named José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, who was on the Mexican side of the border. He had been shot 10 times... Read More

Class Action Challenges Tucson Border Patrol Detention Practices
Posted on 11 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Tucson Sector Border Patrol holds men, women, and children in freezing, overcrowded, and filthy cells for extended periods of time in violation of the U.S. Constitution, a group of legal organizations allege in a class-action lawsuit filed Monday... Read More

Record of Abuse: Lawlessness and Impunity in Border Patrol's Interior Enforcement Operations
Posted on 19 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Oct. 15, 2015 - " Government records obtained by the ACLU shed new light on Border Patrol’s vast interior enforcement operations, most of which occur far from any international border. Though Border Patrol says these operations are “safe... Read More

ACLU to Greyhound: You Don't Have to Cooperate With CBP
Posted on 29 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Letter to Greyhound from ACLU, Mar. 21, 2018 - "We write on behalf of the ACLU affiliates in California, Washington, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Michigan, Florida, Maine, Texas, and Arizona regarding Greyhound’s practice of permitting... Read More

The Border Patrol - A Paramilitary Gang of Thugs?
Posted on 3 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Agents do whatever they want, without fear of being disciplined by their superiors. And that’s a real problem: No one—not Congress, not DHS, not U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Border Patrol’s parent agency and a division of... Read More