Immigration Law

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Feds Target Lawyers, Journalists Covering Southern Border
Posted on 8 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tom Jones, Mari Payton and Bill Feather, NBC San Diego, Mar, 6, 2019 "Documents obtained by NBC 7 Investigates show the U.S. government created a secret database of activists, journalists, and social media influencers tied to the migrant caravan... Read More

HHS OIG: Lack of Tornillo Staff FBI Background Checks, Low Number of Clinicians Pose 'Substantial Risks' to Detained Kids
Posted on 28 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HHS OIG, Nov. 27, 2018 - "The memorandum was issued in response to two significant vulnerabilities identified by OIG during a site visit to the influx care facility in Tornillo, Texas (Tornillo), a grantee of the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC... Read More

Tags: orr , HHS , tornillo , FBI , oig , Children

Immigration, The Fog of War, and High Culture in WWI Boston
Posted on 6 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sex, spies, and the national anthem: The BSO scandal you’ve never heard of One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra... Read More

Background Check Glitch Causes Some Oath Ceremonies to be Cancelled - AILA
Posted on 2 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA Doc. No. 16120261, December 2, 2016 - "In response to reports received regarding cancelled naturalization oath ceremonies, the AILA Field Operations Committee reached out to USCIS HQ and learned that on Monday, November 28, 2016, a computer... Read More

FBI arrests 4 Conn. police; racial profiling against Latinos charged
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The FBI arrested four police officers just before dawn Tuesday morning, alleging a conspiracy that one official called “a cancerous cadre” of “bullies with badges” to deprive some residents, particularly Latinos, of... Read More

FBI to Review Texas 'Rain of Death' Shooting; DPS Chase Stats Appalling
Posted on 3 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Texas DPS chief on Friday asked federal agents to review the deaths of two Guatemalan immigrants, killed last week when a state trooper opened fire on a smuggling vehicle near La Joya. The Texas Rangers will hand over their investigation to... Read More

Investigation Shows Rich Mexicans Seeking Legal Path to Residency Swindled
Posted on 17 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In the midst of a growing security crisis in Mexico, the McAllen-based USA Now Regional Center offered Mexican families with money an escape: Invest $500,000 in South Texas and get a legal permanent resident card in the United States. But the offer... Read More

American Citizen's Flight Home Blocked, FBI Criticized
Posted on 8 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Muslim civil rights organization has asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the Portland office of the FBI for coercion and intimidation against Muslims trying to fly home to Oregon from abroad. The Council on American-Islamic Relations... Read More

Tags: FBI , tarhuni

Federal Officials Investigate Fatal Border Patrol Shootings - Melissa del Bosque
Posted on 20 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On July 7, 2012, Juan Pablo Perez Santillan was fatally shot in Mexico by a U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande near Brownsville. “ Que se muera el perro —let the dog die,” shouted one of the... Read More