Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Experts to Explain Influx of Children at the Border
Posted on 2 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Apr. 1, 2021 "Five legal experts will explain the latest influx of unaccompanied migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border in a webinar April 9 hosted by the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration . The free program, which starts... Read More

Notice of Temporary Exception From Expulsion of Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children Pending Forthcoming Public Health Determination
Posted on 17 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 17, 2021 "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces a temporary exception from expulsion for unaccompanied... Read More

ABA Joins Lawsuit to Protect Immigrant Children
Posted on 15 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Feb. 12, 2021 "The American Bar Association today joined a lawsuit challenging federal government actions that effectively prevent many unaccompanied children who have suffered persecution and abuse in their home countries from securing all... Read More

ICE Snubs Biden, Mayorkas, Deports Kids to Haiti
Posted on 9 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, Feb. 8, 2021 "US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) deported at least 72 people to Haiti on Monday, including a two-month-old baby and 21 other children, in an apparent flagrant breach of the Biden administration’s... Read More

Tags: Haiti , Children , ICE

Rep. Pressley Demands Answers on Immigration Court Scheduling Orders Targeting Immigrant Children and Unaccompanied Minors
Posted on 9 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Dec. 8, 2020 "“It seems the Immigration Court could be ordering children removed from the United States for failure to comply with orders that are unjustifiable and, in many cases, inapplicable to the... Read More

Another Crack in CDC's Border Blockade?
Posted on 9 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 8, 2020 "The Trump administration is considering changing a pandemic-related border policy to no longer quickly return unaccompanied immigrant children to four countries that require them to test negative for... Read More

Tags: Children , CDC , asylum , border

TVPRA Victory - Ramirez v. ICE
Posted on 3 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC, July 2, 2020 "A federal court has ruled that the failure of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to consider less restrictive settings before transferring unaccompanied immigrant youth to ICE detention on their 18th birthdays... Read More

Judge Orders ICE To Free Detained Immigrant Children Because Of COVID-19
Posted on 29 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Vanessa Romo, NPR, June 26, 2020 "Citing the unrelenting spread of the coronavirus, a federal judge has ordered that all children currently held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody for more than 20 days must be released by July... Read More

Lawsuit: CARES Act Discriminates Against Immigrants by Excluding U.S. Citizen Children of Immigrant Parents from Emergency Cash Assistance
Posted on 6 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICAP, May 5, 2020 "Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) and Villanova Law Professor Leslie Book today filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland challenging the intentional... Read More

MALDEF OK'd to Intervene in TX Baby Jail Litigation
Posted on 18 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Apr. 18, 2020 "A federal court on Friday allowed two San Antonio residents, who are seeking to block a for-profit company from opening a controversial detention center for migrant children, to intervene in a lawsuit. In February, MALDEF... Read More

Legal Scholars & UN Experts: Flores Regulations Violate International Law
Posted on 30 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law Prof. Ian M. Kysel writes: "As the amicus briefs in the 9th circuit appeal in Flores rolled in, I wanted to flag one in particular on which I am co-counsel: an amicus brief by more than 125 legal scholars and non-governmental organizations... Read More

New Book - Baby Jails: The Fight to End Incarceration of Refugee Children
Posted on 13 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

University of California Press "Baby Jails: The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America, by Philip G. Schrag About the Book “I worked in a trailer that ICE had set aside for conversations between the women and the... Read More

Private Sector Seeks to Profit by Detaining Migrant Kids
Posted on 4 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Associated Press, Oct. 3, 2019 "[A] joint investigation by The Associated Press and FRONTLINE has found that the Trump administration has started shifting some of the caretaking of migrant children toward the private... Read More

Government Report: Separated Kids Traumatized
Posted on 6 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Coleen Long, Martha Mendoza, Garance Burke, Associated Press, Sept. 4, 2019 "Children separated during the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance policy” last year, many already distressed in their home countries or by their journey... Read More