Immigration Law

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New Online Platform Connects Volunteer Lawyers with Children Facing Deportation
Posted on 25 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, July 25, 2019 "A new online platform operated by the American Bar Association and developed by a Florida technology company will match volunteer lawyers with immigrant children facing deportation in several states. The website – Pro... Read More

AP Investigation: Deported parents may lose kids to adoption
Posted on 10 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Associated Press, Oct. 9, 2018 - "Federal officials insist they are reuniting families and will continue to do so. But an Associated Press investigation drawing on hundreds of court documents, immigration records and... Read More

Judge Poised to Bar Removal of Asylum-Seeking Children
Posted on 1 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Britain Eakin, CNS, July 31, 2018 - "A federal judge said Tuesday he would issue an order temporarily barring deportation of reunified families unless the government agrees to do so on its own. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman issued a temporary... Read More

Inside Obama's Family Deportation Mill
Posted on 21 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This past summer, the "border kids"— tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras detained after crossing into the United States—became the country's latest immigration crisis. Aid... Read More

ICE policies leave overburdened foster-care system in their wake
Posted on 17 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A sustained federal crackdown made 2011 a banner year for deportations. A record 397,000 undocumented immigrants were sent packing. And while the Obama administration cheers that more than half of those deported were convicted of crimes, advocates... Read More

Obama to Congress: Deport the Kids
Posted on 30 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Pesident Obama's surprise request that Congress give him authority to quickly deport thousands of Central American children illegally crossing the border is likely to renew the on-again, off-again immigration reform debate that many Republicans... Read More

MPI Event, Sept. 21, 2015 - Left Behind: How the Well-Being of Children Is Affected by Parental Deportation
Posted on 18 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MPI - "Currently, an estimated 5.3 million children live with unauthorized immigrant parents, and 85 percent of these children are U.S.-born citizens. While the Obama administration has initiated some policies to reduce the impacts of parental deportation... Read More

'Obama, don't deport my momma!'
Posted on 2 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Thrust into a complex debate about the country’s immigration policies, one of Victoria Lorenzo-Calmo’s children has a simple plea: “Obama, don’t deport my momma.” That was one of the signs held Wednesday outside Helen... Read More

Smuggled Home
Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Should a native-born U.S. citizen have to sneak in to his own country? No. Never. But that's what Luis Martinez had to do. Watch the video . Read the story . Story: Los Angeles Times, Oct. 21, 2012 . Series: L.A. Times, Without a Country Read More

Age 6, Alone, in Deportation Proceedings, Without a Lawyer
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In Deportation, Age 6: Liliana Muñoz, 6, was alone when Border Patrol officers caught her as she was being smuggled across the Rio Grande. Now facing deportation, she’s also alone in Immigration Court without a lawyer. This important... Read More

What Does 396,906 Deportations Mean? 654,895 Children Lose a Parent
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"What does this very large number of 396,906 mean for families and U.S. citizen children? Let us assume that at least two-thirds of the deportees are married, with an average of 2.5 children. Thus, from the perspective of ICIRR, the impact... Read More

Low-Priority Immigrants Still Swept Up in Net of Deportation
Posted on 25 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Preston, New York Times, June 25, 2016 - "Deportations continue, thousands every week. In November 2014 when Mr. Obama first announced the protection programs, he also set new priorities for enforcement. Since then, immigration authorities... Read More

Alabama parents fearing deportation make plans for kids
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Terrified by Alabama 's strict new immigration crackdown, parents living in the state illegally say they are doing something that was unthinkable just days ago — asking friends, relatives, co-workers and acquaintances to take their... Read More

Removing Insecurity: How American Children Will Benefit from DAPA
Posted on 27 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than five million American children — U.S. citizens or legal immigrants eligible for citizenship — will be the most important beneficiaries of the executive action on immigration issued by President Obama in November. The great... Read More

Deportation of Parents Casts Lives of U.S.-Citizen Kids into Turmoil
Posted on 30 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Twelve-year-old Jason Penate spent the holidays hanging close by his father. They picked out a Christmas tree and decorated the front window of their Gainesville, Va., home with candy canes, and Jason tried very hard not to think about whether his... Read More