Immigration Law

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Documentary Exposes GEO's Immigration Jail Near Denver
Posted on 11 Oct 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Facility" Trailer "“The Facility” is a short documentary film chronicling the lived experiences of immigrants being held at the GEO detention facility in Aurora, Colorado. This film addresses the personal loss and consequences... Read More

Tags: Denver , detention , geo , aurora

ICE Subpoenas Denver Law Enforcement
Posted on 16 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Colleen Long, Associated Press, Jan. 16, 2020 "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and may consider expanding the unusual practice to other... Read More

Tags: Denver , ICE

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

Denver Funds Lawyers for the City's Immigrant Population
Posted on 19 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Natalia V. Navarro, Colo. Public Radio, Dec. 18, 2018 - "Around 90 percent of detainees at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Aurora don’t have a lawyer, the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network estimates. That’s... Read More

In Immigrant-Friendly Denver, From Probation to ICE
Posted on 15 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Nov. 13, 2017 - "The Trump administration has made much of its wide immigration enforcement priorities. Every migrant who comes across the criminal justice system has reason to worry... Read More

Robert G. Heiserman - In Memoriam
Posted on 2 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Heiserman family & Mike McPhee, former Denver Post reporter, Jan. 2018 - "Robert Gifford Heiserman, a respected immigration attorney whose clients around the world ranged from the wealthy and powerful to poverty-stricken Haitian immigrants, died... Read More

Denver Sheriff Dept. Settles I-9 Citizenship Discrimination Complaints with DOJ
Posted on 23 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Nov. 21, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached a settlement today resolving claims that the Denver Sheriff Department discriminated against work-authorized immigrants in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Denver Sheriff... Read More

Money & Politics in Immigration Detention
Posted on 12 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Institute for Justice & Journalism, Sept. 12-13, 2016, Denver - "Detaining immigrants is big business. The Department of Homeland Security has an annual budget for immigration detention of at least $2 billion and locks up more than 400,000 people... Read More

Judge Marks Live Stream Today, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm Mountain Time
Posted on 12 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Sept. 12, 2016 - "Should Congress move the immigration courts out of the Justice Department and create independent courts under Article I of the U.S. Constitution? The National Association... Read More

Dilley Cases Move from Denver to Miami
Posted on 15 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"the EOIR has announced that immigration cases arising out of the Dilley, Texas, immigration detention facility will no longer be heard by judges from the Denver Immigration Court. Rather, from here on out, Dilley cases will be reassigned to the... Read More

A Framework for Judicial Review and Remand in Immigration Law
Posted on 22 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Collin D Schueler, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2015, Denver University Law Review, Forthcoming : "This Article breaks new ground at the intersection of administrative law and immigration law. One of the more important questions in both... Read More

EOIR Announces Change to Immigration Judges Hearing Cases Out of Artesia
Posted on 10 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced that, effective September 29, 2014, it will assign immigration cases originating at the Artesia, N.M., hearing location to immigration judges at the Denver Immigration Court in Denver... Read More

Tags: Denver , Artesia , Virginia , VTC , eoir

An Afternoon with José Padilla and Friends
Posted on 4 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dan Kowalski, Mar. 4, 2016 - " It's not often one has the opportunity to shake hands with the victor of a Supreme Court case. Yesterday, many of us did just that. José Padilla, of Padilla v. Kentucky , 130 S.Ct. 1473 (2010) , spoke to... Read More

Denver Law School Lab Addresses Refugee Crisis
Posted on 17 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Ays is one of two law students currently taking part in an unusual class at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law. The Artesia Lab was fast-tracked by university officials this fall, in a partnership with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant... Read More

Tags: Denver , Artesia , graybill , sturm , law , lab