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

Lawsuit: Standards for Avoiding Deportation Cannot Be Shrouded in Secrecy
Posted on 2 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Feb. 28, 2019 "In July and November of 2018, the American Immigration Council, along with the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, filed two requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA... Read More

Groups File Immigration 'Rocket Docket' FOIA Lawsuit Against Feds
Posted on 3 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CNS, Feb. 3, 2016 - "The Department of Justice makes it harder for vulnerable children and families to avoid deportation by hiding its priority immigration docketing policies from the public, the American Immigration Lawyers Association claims in... Read More

In FOIA Litigation, DOJ Calls Immigration Judges "Low-Level Employees"
Posted on 19 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Josh Gerstein, Politico, Feb. 18, 2016 - "A federal appeals court is wrestling with the question of whether the government should be forced to make public the names of immigration judges accused of misconduct either on or off the job. A three-judge... Read More

Immigration Attys Say DOJ Isn't Complying With FOIA Request
Posted on 3 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Immigration Lawyers Association on Thursday urged a D.C. federal court to enforce an order that the Executive Office for Immigration Review must turn over documents related to AILA’s request for information on complaints against... Read More

Tags: FOIA , eoir , aila

Identities of Immigration Judges Shielded in FOIA Litigation: AILA v. EOIR
Posted on 30 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The conduct of the nation’s immigration judges has been the focus of considerable public concern in recent years. Seeking to shed additional light on this important issue, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) filed... Read More

Tags: judges , FOIA , eoir , aila , identities

FOIA Lawsuit Seeks Immigration Court Information
Posted on 30 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last month, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) , represented by Public Citizen and the American Immigration Council , filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against EOIR and the Department of Justice , where EOIR is housed... Read More

AILA Nabs Some Immigration Judges' Names In FOIA Fight (Law360)
Posted on 21 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Simpson, Law360, Nov. 20, 2017 - "A D.C. federal judge ruled Friday that the names of 14 immigration judges who’ve been subject to numerous complaints should be unredacted by the Executive Office for Immigration Review, granting a partial... Read More

FOIA Victory Against EOIR: AILA v. EOIR
Posted on 30 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA v. EOIR, July 29, 2016 - "Immigration judges are employees of the Department of Justice. The American Immigration Lawyers Association submitted a request to the Department under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking disclosure of records... Read More

Tags: FOIA , eoir , aila