Immigration Law

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Chicago Immigration Judge Denies Reprieve Motion
Posted on 28 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Chicago judge denied an immigration prosecutor’s request last week for an “administrative closure” of a deportation proceeding against Sebastian Pineda, a Mexican immigrant whose case was chronicled by The Chicago Reporter in... Read More

Felony Deportations Decline as ICE Resists 2010 Morton Memo
Posted on 31 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In 2010, the head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency told his staff to focus on deporting the most dangerous and violent undocumented immigrants. But an investigation by The Chicago Reporter found little change in the percentage... Read More

Undocumented Life: A Year In, Only a Handful of Immigrants Benefit From 'Prosecutorial Discretion'
Posted on 31 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigrant advocates called the prosecutorial discretion announcement a victory, and it gave immigrants like Pineda hope. But, one year later, only 132 deportations cases in Chicago immigration court have been closed, according to the database maintained... Read More