Immigration Law

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NAIJ Urges Congress to End Government Shutdown
Posted on 14 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On January 9, 2019, the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges, A. Ashley Tabaddor, sent this letter to all U.S. senators and representatives. She stated: "There is currently a backlog of more than 800,000 pending immigration... Read More

63 House Members Question Slow Pace of Refugee Admissions: Bipartisan Letter to Nielsen, Pompeo
Posted on 23 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 17, 2018 letter - "In September 2017, your Administration announced a Presidential Determination of 45,000 for Fiscal Year 2018, the lowest refugee admissions ceiling ever set. To meet this number, the United States must admit 3,750 refugees... Read More

63 House Members Question Slow Pace of Refugee Admissions: Bipartisan Letter to Nielsen, Pompeo
Posted on 23 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 17, 2018 letter - "In September 2017, your Administration announced a Presidential Determination of 45,000 for Fiscal Year 2018, the lowest refugee admissions ceiling ever set. To meet this number, the United States must admit 3,750 refugees... Read More

Members of Congress Urge Trump to Keep DACA
Posted on 25 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aug. 22, 2017 - "Dear President Trump: We write to express our support for maintaining the protections of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for current recipients of the policy. We understand and deeply respect the rule of law, and... Read More

Tags: daca , House , Trump , Congress

NAIJ Position: Assuring Fairness for Juveniles in Immigration Court
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On July 22, 2014 the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) sent letters to the House and the Senate with specific recommendations on addressing the current Immigration Court crisis. Read More

House Members Call on White House to End NSEERS
Posted on 11 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

House letter, Dec. 1, 2016 - "We urge you to rescind the regulatory framework behind the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) located at 8 CFR 264.1(f). While we commend your Administration for effectively ending the program... Read More

Tags: letter , House , nseers

NIJC, KIND and AILA Provide Statements for House Border Hearing
Posted on 3 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

At 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security will hold a hearing entitled, "ANOTHER SURGE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ALONG THE SOUTHWEST BORDER: IS THIS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S... Read More

House Bill to Seal Border Unrealistic, CBO Finds
Posted on 29 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last week, the House Homeland Security Committee sent to the House floor H.R. 399 , the “ Secure our Borders First ” Act. The measure would mandate 100 percent “ operational control ”—defined as “the prevention... Read More

Speaker Boehner Mocks GOP House Colleagues Opposed to Immigration Reform
Posted on 27 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"That's Boehner speaking at a meeting of the Rotary Club in his home district near Cincinnati, Ohio. He was in the area specifically to bolster his standing for the upcoming Republican primary in his district, the Cincinnati Enquirer writes.... Read More

Tags: Boehner , reform , House

As House Clock Runs Out, Immigration Reform Looms
Posted on 30 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Lawmakers have come under an unprecedented wave of lobbying from immigration-reform supporters on the right and left in recent days, keeping hopes for the legislation alive in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. A small legion of... Read More

Path to What, and When?
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"House Speaker John Boehner is set to unveil his counter to the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill. The one-page GOP set of principles could be aired just prior to President Obama's State of the Union speech on January 28th. ... Read More

Violence the 'Overwhelming Factor' Pushing Kids Out of Central America: Bishop Mark Seitz
Posted on 26 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Mr. Chairman, the ongoing generalized violence, leading to coercion and threats to the lives of citizens—particularly children—of these countries, is the overwhelming factor facing these children and propelling their migration. Extortion... Read More

Will 'Path to Citizenship' Prove Fatal to CIR in House of Representatives?
Posted on 1 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[A]lthough Republican leaders are newly interested in a compromise on immigration, many in the party say that allowing undocumented immigrants to live here legally is enough and that a push for citizenship would face fierce, and possibly insurmountable... Read More

The Guns of August (2013)
Posted on 23 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Molly Ball , Josh Marshall and Frank Sharry try to predict what the House of Representatives will do with immigration reform, and why. (Apologies to Barbara Tuchman .) Read More

House testimonies on Secure Communities
Posted on 1 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On November 30, 2011 the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement [held] a hearing, "Is Secure Communities Keeping Our Communities Secure?" AILA Testimonies AILA Testimony to Immigration Subcommittee... Read More