Immigration Law

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Twitter Crushes DHS in Anti-Trump Unmasking Lawsuit
Posted on 7 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Times, Apr. 7, 2017 - "Last month, the federal government issued a summons ordering Twitter to hand over information about an anonymous account that had posted messages critical of the Trump administration. Now, the government has blinked... Read More

AILA Files Lawsuit Against DHS and CBP to Compel Disclosure of Records Requested Under FOIA Relating to the ORT
Posted on 21 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Dec. 19, 2016 - "Today, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), represented by the American Immigration Council and Foley & Lardner LLP, filed a lawsuit to compel U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) compliance with... Read More

Tags: ort , cpb , FOIA , aila , lawsuit , DHS

Twitter Sues DHS Over Free Speech, @ALT_USCIS Account ID
Posted on 7 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post, Apr. 6, 2017 - "Twitter filed a lawsuit Thursday to block an order [subpoena] from the Department of Homeland Security that seeks to reveal the user of an account who has been critical of the Trump administration's... Read More

American Citizen Sues DHS After Being Locked Up in Immigration Jail for 3.5 Years
Posted on 1 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A New York man is suing the Department of Homeland Security for detaining and seeking his deportation for three and a half years as immigration officers ignored his claims of U.S. citizenship. Davino Watson derived citizenship from his father... Read More

NAACP Sues DHS Over Haitian TPS Termination
Posted on 26 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NAACP, Jan. 24, 2018 - "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) designation for Haitian immigrants discriminates against immigrants of color, in violation of the Fifth Amendment,... Read More

Tags: NAACP , Haiti , tps , lawsuit , DHS

TRAC Sues DHS Over FOIA Classification
Posted on 27 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" TRAC co-directors Susan B. Long and David Burnham have filed a lawsuit alleging that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by blocking their access... Read More

$82K in Attorney's Fees Awarded to AIC in FOIA Lawsuit: AIC v. DHS
Posted on 11 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A D.C. federal judge on Tuesday awarded the American Immigration Council about $80,000 in attorneys’ fees after it prevailed in its bid to get the Department of Homeland Security to turn over information about noncitizens' access to counsel... Read More

DHS and Private Prisons Refuse to Release Records on Dollar Per Day Wages Paid to ICE Prisoners; FOIA Lawsuit Filed
Posted on 8 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The last year I've been conducting research on the legality of ICE contracts authorizing private prisons to meet performance goals by paying one dollar per day to the people they're locking up. ICE is not forthcoming about the program and... Read More

ICE Lawyer Paid $399,999 to Settle Lawsuit Against DHS: Vroom v. Johnson
Posted on 2 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Preston, New York Times, Aug. 29, 2015 - " The Department of Homeland Security has reached a settlement with the top lawyer in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in Arizona, who sued the department in 2014 claiming discrimination... Read More