Immigration Law

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Journalists Press Asylum Bid for Detained Mexican Reporter Emilio Gutierrez
Posted on 21 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

National Press Club, Dec. 20, 2017 - "One week after the National Press Club launched their campaign on change.org more than 16,500 people have signed the petition calling for the release of detained Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez . On Dec.... Read More

Exiled Mexican Seeking Asylum Pedals for Justice
Posted on 10 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Carlos Gutierrez rolled into Austin Saturday after a 701-mile bicycle ride from El Paso. Austin was the final destination on his 12-day ride across Texas to raise awareness about Mexican asylum seekers. News cameras crowded around an exhausted... Read More

More SCOTUS oral arg. recaps: Holder v. Sawyers; Holder v. Gutierrez
Posted on 22 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Link to the SCOTUSblog page for Holder v. Sawyers (arg. 1-18-12) including links to all the briefs, etc. Ditto for Holder v. Gutierrez , also 1-18-12. Argument recap by Prof. Jill Family : "At oral argument on January 18, the Court questioned the... Read More

Reps Send Letter to DHS, USCIS Requesting Technical Fixes for DACA Termination
Posted on 19 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, Sept. 18, 2017 - "Reps. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL] and Mike Coffman [R-CO] sent a letter today to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requesting a series of important... Read More

CA5, 2-1, Orders Removal of CCA Age-Out Client Despite Clear Govt Error: Gutierrez v. Lynch
Posted on 19 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gutierrez v. Lynch, July 18, 2016 - "We must therefore decide whether Gutierrez became a lawful permanent resident in 2000, when the INS officer signed the I-89 Form certifying that Gutierrez was eligible for a permanent resident card, or in 2004... Read More

Major GOP Group Readies Pro-Immigration Ad Blitz
Posted on 1 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Republicans looking to bring their party around on immigration are set to launch a major ad campaign in support Congressional efforts to pass a comprehensive bill. According to Politico , the American Action Network, which spent $44 million backing... Read More

ICE drops immigration charges, releases Alabama woman after Gutierrez meeting with Napolitano
Posted on 11 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigration officials released an undocumented Alabama woman from custody on Thursday, about four hours after a Democratic congressman told Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano about her case. The woman, a 19-year-old named Martha... Read More

Exiles Speak Out Against Claims They're Gaming System
Posted on 10 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Carlos Gutierrez, a native of Chihuahua, Mexico, never envisioned coming to the U.S. to seek a better life, the way millions of his countrymen have done for decades. The successful businessman was doing quite well for himself until just a few years... Read More

Congressmen Query Armed Forces About Exclusionary Enlistment Policy
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Yesterday, U.S Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), along with 31 Members of the House, sent a letter to the Secretary of the Navy, the Acting Secretary of the Air Force, and the Secretary of the Army, expressing... Read More

Meet the GOP's Pro-Immigration Moneyman
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Gutierrez eventually rose to become chief executive of Kellogg and President George W. Bush’s commerce secretary. But now he worries for the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants and is putting his reputation, his energy and his... Read More

Small Town Texas Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Immigration Fraud
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The man hired eight years ago to launch the Jarrell Police Department is scheduled to appear in federal court Friday, accused of using his post to collect money from people in the country illegally. Federal charging documents say Andres Tomas Gutierrez... Read More

Durbin & Gutierrez Put DREAMers at Risk
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Senator *** Durbin and Representative Luis Gutierrez released a video message to the DREAMers on August 6 that is one of the most irresponsible and dangerous public messages from a voice of authority in living memory. It is a deep disgrace that... Read More

Chicago Immigration Judge Denies Reprieve Motion
Posted on 28 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Chicago judge denied an immigration prosecutor’s request last week for an “administrative closure” of a deportation proceeding against Sebastian Pineda, a Mexican immigrant whose case was chronicled by The Chicago Reporter in... Read More

House Members Call on Obama to Pardon Dreamers
Posted on 18 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), Nov. 17, 2016 - "Today, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) joined Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) in releasing a letter they wrote to President Obama asking him to use his pardon authority... Read More

Woman Writes Letter to Obama, Gets Featured in Book
Posted on 9 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When Lucy Gutierrez of Kingman [AZ] wrote a letter to President Obama about the turmoil she felt over Arizona's most controversial immigration law, she had little hope that he would read it. Not only did Obama read the letter, but Gutierrez... Read More