Immigration Law

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DHS Run Amok: Senate Staff Report
Posted on 13 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democratic Staff Report, Oct. 13, 2020 Michelle Hackman, José de Córdoba, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 13, 2020 "U.S. border agents working in Guatemala detained Honduran migrants intending to make... Read More

CA3 on Persecution: Blanco v. Atty. Gen.
Posted on 25 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Blanco v. Atty. Gen. "Ricardo Javier Blanco, a citizen of Honduras, is a member of Honduras’s Liberty and Refoundation (“LIBRE”) Party, an anti-corruption political party that opposes the current Honduran president. After participating... Read More

Agreement Between US, Honduras for Cooperation in the Examination of Protection Claims
Posted on 30 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 05/01/2020 "The Department of Homeland Security is publishing the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Honduras... Read More

Tags: Honduras , asylum

CA5 Slaps BIA on Honduras, Evidence: Inestroza-Antonelli v. Barr
Posted on 10 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Inestroza-Antonelli v. Barr "Marisela Inestroza-Antonelli, a native Honduran citizen, filed a motion to reopen her removal proceedings on the basis of changed country conditions in Honduras. She relied in part on the alleged dismantling of institutional... Read More

Senators Question Agreements Used by the Trump Administration to Expel Asylum Seekers to Northern Triangle Countries
Posted on 7 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Feb. 6, 2020 "Warren, Menendez Lead Senators Questioning Agreements Used by the Trump Administration to Expel Asylum Seekers to Northern Triangle Countries Touted in the State of the Union Address, the Trump Administration's... Read More

Asylum Rule Effective Today (Nov. 19, 2019)
Posted on 19 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Implementing Bilateral and Multilateral Asylum Cooperative Agreements Under the Immigration and Nationality Act AGENCY: Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice;... Read More

Unpub. BIA Remand: Honduras, Political Opinion; Equality for Women
Posted on 22 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Geoffrey Hoffman , Director, UHLC Immigration Clinic, writes: "I wanted to share a decision granting a remand from the BIA in a Matter of A-B- type case from my friends and colleagues at The Modi Law Firm!!! Great job. The decision... Read More

CA4 on Honduras, Gang Violence: Alvarez Lagos v. Barr
Posted on 17 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alvarez Lagos v. Barr "Sindy Marilu Alvarez Lagos testified credibly that she and her then-seven-year-old daughter, natives and citizens of Honduras, were threatened with gang rape, genital mutilation, and death if they did not comply with the... Read More

Tags: USCIS , Honduras , asylum

USCIS Notice: Continuation of Documentation for Beneficiaries of TPS Designations for Nepal and Honduras (Federal Register, May 10, 2019)
Posted on 10 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 91 / Friday, May 10, 2019 "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its compliance with the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California... Read More

Court orders DHS to temporarily continue TPS for Nepal and Honduras
Posted on 14 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Mar. 14, 2019 "On March 12, 2019 a federal district court in California temporarily stayed the termination of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Nepal and Honduras in the Bhattarai v. Nielsen case. This Court order is linked to the... Read More

TPS Holders from Honduras, Nepal Sue Trump: Bhattarai v. Nielsen
Posted on 12 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU So. Cal., Feb. 11, 2019 "TPS Terminations, Motivated by Racism, Would Tear Families Apart Six adults with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and two U.S. citizen children of TPS holders filed a class-action lawsuit today seeking to stop the... Read More

A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis: Sonia Nazario
Posted on 12 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"To permanently stem this flow of children, we must address the complex root causes of violence in Honduras, as well as the demand for illegal drugs in the United States that is fueling that violence. In the meantime, however, we must recognize this... Read More

TPS Extended for Honduras, Nicaragua
Posted on 15 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 94 / Monday, May 16, 2016 - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected... Read More

Migrant Teen Mother Who Cut Her Wrist Being Deported to Honduras
Posted on 9 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A teenage mother found bleeding from her wrist in the bathroom of a Texas family detention center last week is in the process of being deported. Lilian Oliva Bardales, 19, who had been held with her 4-year-old son since October, was quietly taken... Read More

Sonia Nazario: Level of Violence in Honduras 'Astounded Me'
Posted on 17 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last month, I returned for the first time in a decade to Enrique’s home in the Nueva Suyapa neighborhood of Tegucigalpa. I lived there for a week. I saw a huge change in why children are migrating north to the U.S.—a level of violence... Read More