Immigration Law

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Expert: Many Factors Influence Boston USCIS Asylum Approval Rates
Posted on 2 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angi Gonzalez, SpectrumNews1, June 1, 2022 "Dr. Basileus Zeno, who came to the U.S. after fleeing Syria, knew that applying for asylum in the U.S would not be easy. He just never expected it to take 10 years before he was ultimately denied. He... Read More

In Boston's Immigration Court, Bond!
Posted on 8 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maryam Saleh, The Intercept, Jan. 6, 2020 "For the first time in at least two decades, lawyers for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are required to justify the detainment of noncitizens who are awaiting court proceedings in New England... Read More

My Great-Grandparents Weren’t ‘Illegal’ When They Came To The U.S. They Would Be Now.
Posted on 6 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Kari Hong, Feb. 3, 2018 - "Around 1905, when Norway would have been considered a “shithole,” my great-grandmother sailed to the United States. She was 16 years old, without family and money, and found work as a house cleaner. My... Read More

Court Blocks Imminent Deportation of Indonesians: Devitri v. Cronen
Posted on 29 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Nov. 27, 2017 - "A federal court has blocked the deportation of a group of Indonesian nationals, most of whom have lived in the U.S. for more than a decade and faced imminent removal to Indonesia where they were at risk of persecution, torture... Read More

Immigration, The Fog of War, and High Culture in WWI Boston
Posted on 6 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sex, spies, and the national anthem: The BSO scandal you’ve never heard of One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra... Read More

Opinion: Let's Get Smart on Crime and Immigration - Prof. Kari Hong
Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We should revert to the immigration laws that were in place before 1996. Under those rules, every immigrant who committed a crime had a meaningful hearing before a judge. He or she was able to present the facts of the crime, show proof of rehabilitation... Read More

At the AILA Conference in Boston...Meet the Experts!
Posted on 27 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Come to the LexisNexis booth to meet: Wednesday, June 18 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Daniel M. Kowalski Thursday, June 19 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lindsay A. Curcio ; 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Ronald Y. Wada Friday, June 20 5:15 p.m. –... Read More

Unpub. BIA 212(c) Vartelas Victory in Boston
Posted on 26 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[W]e are convinced that Supreme Court precedent has superceded the regulatory prohibition against granting 212(c) relief under St. Cyr to aliens convicted after trial." Vacated and remanded. Matter of X-, Dec. 6, 2013 . [Hats off to Maude ... Read More

The Xenophobes Can't Kill Immigration Reform - But What Should CIR Supporters Do Now?
Posted on 21 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Despite CIR proponents' quick retorts, the Boston bombings will likely make enactment all the more difficult. Unlike an esteemed colleague who predicts a less than 50% chance, I'm still optimistic that CIR will be enacted. If anything, Boston... Read More

Tags: Boston , paparelli , reform , cir

Immigrants Shackled in Boston's Immigration Court
Posted on 29 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maria Sacchetti, Boston Globe, Aug. 29, 2016 - "In Boston’s immigration court recently, Judge Steven F. Day asked a defendant to raise his right hand and swear to tell the truth. But Everildo Santiago Najera could barely move. His wrists were... Read More

NY Immigration Scammer Owes Victims $1M, But 'Volunteers' at Daughter's Boston Law Office
Posted on 7 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maria Sacchetti, Boston Globe, Nov. 7, 2016 - "Glamorous and charismatic, Stella Figueredo lured thousands of immigrants to her offices with the promise of green cards and US citizenship, investigators said, and then charged them exorbitant fees... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta on Immigrant Power: Naturalized American Wins Boston Marathon
Posted on 22 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Today is a day to celebrate. One year after the devastating bombings at the Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi won the Boston marathon. Keflezighi is a naturalized American . "I'm blessed to be an American and God bless America and God bless... Read More