Immigration Law

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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

NJIC Sues DHS, ICE for PEP FOIA Disclosure
Posted on 10 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NJIC, Feb. 8, 2016 - "Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) filed a federal lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration... Read More

Tags: PEP , njic , FOIA , lawsuit

AILA Files Lawsuit Against DHS and CBP to Compel Disclosure of Records Requested Under FOIA Relating to the ORT
Posted on 21 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Dec. 19, 2016 - "Today, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), represented by the American Immigration Council and Foley & Lardner LLP, filed a lawsuit to compel U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) compliance with... Read More

Tags: ort , cpb , FOIA , aila , lawsuit , DHS

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

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

Private Immigration Prison Owners Ask Courts for Secrecy: Detention Watch Network v. ICE
Posted on 28 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CCR, Dec. 23, 2015 - "In a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case related to the federal immigration detention bed quota, advocates today pointed to the government’s inclusion of several affidavits from private prison corporations who are not... Read More

DOS Releases Asylum Country Profiles to Settle FOIA Lawsuit
Posted on 3 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski


Press Release in National Immigration Project/NLG v. DHS - Re: New ICE "Policy"
Posted on 9 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washington Square Legal Services, Inc. 245 Sullivan Street, 5th Floor New York, New York 10012 Tel: 212-998-6430 Fax: 212-995-4031 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2012 Contact: Nancy Morawetz, 212-998-6451 nancy.morawetz@nyu... Read More

Tags: morton , return , FOIA , lawsuit , ICE , memo

NIJC Sues DHS re FOIA, Prosecutorial Discretion
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

June 18, 2012: "Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) today sued the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Justice to demand the release of documents that would reveal the breakdown of the implementation of... Read More

Cleveland v. DOS: FOIA Lawsuit Over Country Reports
Posted on 29 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

How accurate are the State Department Country Reports? David Cleveland is suing to find out. Here's a link to the lawsuit. Read More

TRAC Sues DHS Over FOIA Classification
Posted on 27 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" TRAC co-directors Susan B. Long and David Burnham have filed a lawsuit alleging that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by blocking their access... Read More

FOIA Lawsuit Filed Seeking Hutto Bond Data: Gilman v. ICE
Posted on 5 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jazmine Ulloa, Austin American-Statesman, Dec. 30, 2015 - "As a national debate has simmered this year over the detention of immigrant families, a University of Texas law professor is seeking access to public records that she says could prove officials... Read More

Tags: bond , hutto , gilman , FOIA , lawsuit , ICE

DOJ Releases IJ Ruling Calling for Removal of Salvadoran General Vides Casanova
Posted on 12 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This week, in response to a lawsuit filed by The New York Times and Julia Preston, the Department of Justice released the ruling of an immigration judge stating that Salvadoran Defense Minister Vides Casanova is subject to removal from the United... 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

FOIA Lawsuit Against CBP Seeks Ohio Profiling Records
Posted on 20 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This week students from Ohio State University’s Civil Law Clinic and the Ohio legal services group Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) jointly sued the Border Patrol in a continued attempt to gather documents about the agency’s... Read More