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Suspension Clause Habeas Victory in Detroit: Hamama v. Adducci
Posted on 12 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamama v. Adducci, July 11, 2017 - "This case pits the power of Congress to control the jurisdiction of the federal courts against the Constitution’s command that the writ of habeas corpus must be preserved. Both sides in this clash are right... Read More

Michigan Governor Seeks Visas to Lure Skilled Immigrants to Detroit
Posted on 24 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked the federal government Thursday to set aside thousands of work visas for highly skilled immigrants willing to live and work in the bankrupt city of Detroit for five years. "Let's send a message to the entire... Read More

I-485 Mandamus Victory in Detroit: Labaneya v. USCIS
Posted on 30 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this case, Mr. Baytiyeh's I-485 application for Adjustment of Status has been pending for more than four years. The only explanation for the four-year delay provided by Defendants is that offered in the Declaration of Jovana Gjelaj, a Senior... Read More

Detroit TRO Blocks Fast Deportations of Iraqis: Hamama v. Adducci
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, June 22, 2017 - "A federal court has blocked the immediate deportation of Iraqi nationals arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this month. The American Civil Liberties Union successfully sought the temporary restraining... Read More

T Visa Grant Ends 10-Year Ordeal
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Her decade-long battle was finally over. She could stay. Cayla Roberts, a 25-year-old graduate student at Western Michigan University, would not be deported back to China, a country she was smuggled away from at age 14 by human traffickers known... Read More

Wayne County, Detroit Say "No" to ICE Access Request
Posted on 5 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MLive, Apr. 5, 2017 - "Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers routinely enter local jails and state prisons to see how many inmates are in the country illegally, and how they're being processed, a Detroit ICE spokesman says. But Wayne County... Read More

Another Victory in Detroit Suspension Clause Habeas; Prelim. Injunction Granted in Hamama v. Adducci
Posted on 25 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamama v. Adducci, July 24, 2017 - "In their motion for a preliminary injunction, Petitioners ask this Court to halt temporarily their deportation to Iraq, until they can make their case in the immigration courts that their removal is legally prohibited... Read More