Immigration Law

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From Colorado, Labor Trafficking News
Posted on 2 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sarah Tory, High Country News, July 29, 2019 "Phyllis Adkins, 65, had known William and Leonida Sackett for six years before she met the people who would later become their victims. Like the Sacketts, Adkins owned a farm in Rocky Ford, Colorado... Read More

Colo. Lawsuit Targets 287(g) Agreement
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Grace Carson, Colo. Independent, June 28, 2019 "The ACLU of Colorado has sued Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell, alleging his office is working with federal immigration officers to arrest and detain immigrants in violation of state law. The... Read More

Tags: ACLU , Colorado , 287(g)

Reps Lead Bipartisan Letter to Change Administration Guidance on Immigrants Working in the Cannabis Industry
Posted on 30 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Congressman Joe Neguse, May 29, 2019 "Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) are leading a bipartisan letter urging Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary McAleenan to retract guidelines issued... Read More

Colo. Gov. Polis Signs Pro-Immigrant Bills
Posted on 29 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law House Bill 1124, Protect Colorado Residents From Federal Government Overreach : " BILL SUMMARY The bill allows a law enforcement officer or employee to cooperate or... Read More

Denver DA Immigration Consequences Policy (April 2019)
Posted on 25 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Beth McCann, Denver District Attorney, Apr. 23, 2019 "... Unless ... immigration effects are taken into consideration by deputy district attorneys in appropriate circumstances, some defendants will be exposed to direct consequences that were not... Read More

Denver Mayor Seeks Guidance from DOJ on Citizenship Denials, Marijuana
Posted on 11 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

At least two Colorado LPRs were denied naturalization "solely because of their cannabis industry employment." Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock wrote this letter dated April 3, 2019 to Attorney General Barr asking for "formal guidance from... Read More

Colo. Gov. Polis Signs Two Pro-Immigrant Bills
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HB19-1042 - Extend Court Jurisdiction For Vulnerable Youth RMIAN : "Governor Polis signed into law Colorado House Bill 19-1042 , Extension of Court Jurisdiction for Vulnerable Youth, creating vital protections and opportunities for immigrant youth... Read More

Judge Rules Colorado Sheriffs Have No Legal Authority to Hold Prisoners for ICE: Cisneros v. Elder
Posted on 10 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU Colorado, Dec. 7, 2018 - " State District Court Judge Eric Bentley issued a final ruling last night barring El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder from holding people in jail at the request of federal immigration enforcement (ICE) after they have... Read More

'The immigrant population is the heartbeat of Estes Park' - Resolution
Posted on 5 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[As some of you know, I live and work near Estes Park, Colorado, gateway to the famed Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes is heavily dependent upon summer tourism. In May 2018 the Town Trustees unanimously passed a resolution urging the Colorado congressional... Read More

Colorado Gov. Signs Executive Order Limiting Use of State Resources to Separate Immigrant Parents, Children
Posted on 18 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gov. John Hickenlooper, June 18, 2018 - "Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed an executive order, in response to the Trump administration’s family separation policy, that keeps Colorado from using state resources to separate children from their... Read More

J-1 Visa Au Pair FLSA Wage Suit Advances in Colorado; Collusion Smoking Gun? - Beltran v. Noonan
Posted on 2 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Beltran v. Noonan, Mar. 31, 2016 - "Plaintiffs’ circumstantial evidence presented sufficient circumstantial evidence of a viable economic theory of collusion ... the Court agrees with [Magistrate] Judge Tafoya’s conclusion that the FLSA... Read More

Change of Venue for Your Editor
Posted on 5 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

April 4, 2016, Colorado Dear Friends and Colleagues, As of this date I am very pleased to announce that I have officially returned to my natal state of Colorado and re-joined the Allott Immigration Law Firm , , where I began my immigration... Read More

Lawsuits Claim American Man Falsely Imprisoned by ICE in Colorado
Posted on 9 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Blair Miller, ABC Denver, Mar. 8, 2017 - ICE agents illegally detained Colorado US citizen for days because he was Hispanic, lawsuits claim - "You don't look like you were born in Montrose." "A Gunnison man born in Colorado was... Read More

Immigrants Recover $305K In Colo. Wage Theft Settlement - Law360
Posted on 4 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, Aug. 3, 2015 - "A Colorado federal judge signed off Friday on a $305,000 settlement between a suburban Denver Mexican butcher shop and greengrocer and workers, many of them immigrants, who have accused the store of failing to pay a minimum... Read More

GEO Sued for Minimum Wage and Forced Labor Law Violations, and Unjust Enrichment
Posted on 23 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Yesterday, Alejandro Menoca, Marcos Brambila, Grisel Xahuentitla, Hugo Hernandez, Lourdes, Argueta, Jesus Gaytan, Olga Alexaklina, Dagaberto Vizguerra, and Demetrio Valerga on their own behalf and others similarly situated filed a complaint informing... Read More