Immigration Law

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TRAC: Feds 'Flying Blind' on Asylum...And Blinding the Watchers
Posted on 24 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Apr. 23, 2019 "... It appears that the government itself does not actually know what happens to those it arrests at the border. It admits it lacks the ability to reliably follow cases when they pass from one agency of DHS to another - such... Read More

FOIA Lawsuit Filed Against CBP: AIC v. DHS
Posted on 8 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, June 6, 2016 - "Two years ago, the American Immigration Council released an analysis of data it had obtained from the Department of Homeland Security detailing an utter lack of responsiveness to complaints filed against agents employed by United... Read More

Tags: cbp , FOIA , lawsuit , aic

Immigration Attys Sue CBP Over 'Sluggish' FOIA Responses
Posted on 24 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection is violating federal laws and stymieing immigration relief petitions by routinely failing to timely respond to Freedom of Information Act requests, immigration lawyers and noncitizens contended Wednesday in their... Read More

Tags: cbp , FOIA , delays , lawsuit

News Excerpts From the June 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 22 May 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

CBP Launches Website for I-94 and Travel History Retrieval On May 1, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) introduced a new website that will allow nonimmigrants in the United States to obtain their I-94 arrival/departure records for any point... Read More

CBP Restrictions on Access to Counsel: American Immigration Council
Posted on 24 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Over the last several years, AILA members have consistently reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers routinely stymie their efforts to provide legal representation to clients during CBP encounters, often without a clear explanation... Read More

AI Justice Sues CBP: Release Detention Abuse Documents
Posted on 14 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Americans for Immigrants Justice (AI Justice) filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court against Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to force CBP to disclose documents and records related to the abuse immigrant women, children and men held by CBP in... Read More

Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Failures of CBP to Respond to FOIA Requests
Posted on 14 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Yesterday, a class action lawsuit was filed by three immigration attorneys and eleven noncitizens challenging U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) nationwide practice of failing to timely respond to requests for case information under... Read More

Tags: cbp , FOIA , nwirp , nlg , lawsuit , aic

No Action Taken: Lack of CBP Accountability in Responding to Complaints of Abuse
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Data obtained by the American Immigration Council shine a light on the lack of accountability and transparency which afflicts the U.S. Border Patrol and its parent agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The data, which the Immigration... Read More

E-Mail from CBP FOIA re New Website for I-94 and Travel History Retrieval
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"From: CBP FOIA [mailto: CBPFOIA@cbp.dhs.gov ] Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 3:32 PM Subject: Message from CBP FOIA - CBP Announces new Website for I-94 and travel history retrieval To: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requesters From: U.S. Customs... Read More

Suing CBP Over FOIA Delays
Posted on 21 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

When CBP holds up your FOIA request for over a year, what do you do? Stacy Tolchin just sues 'em ! Read More

Tags: tolchin , delay , cbp , FOIA , lawsuit

CBP on B-1 for After-Lease Service
Posted on 18 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The purpose of this Memorandum is to ensure that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel are aware that aliens seeking admission into the U.S. to provide services to commercial or industrial equipment, machinery or computer software,... Read More

CBP Final Rule: FOIA Procedures
Posted on 17 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 221 / Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - "This final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) Freedom of Information Act (‘‘FOIA’’) regulations. Due to... Read More

Tags: cbp , FOIA , final rule

CBP Must Meet FOIA Deadlines: Brown v. CBP
Posted on 21 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiffs submitted Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests to defendants United States Customs and Border Protection and Department of Homeland Security (together, “CBP”) that have gone unanswered far beyond the deadline... Read More

Tags: brown , deadlines , cbp , FOIA