Immigration Law

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House Testimony of USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez
Posted on 29 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 29, 2014 : "... Today, I would like to take this opportunity of my first appearance before you to provide an overview of key accomplishments and initiatives USCIS has undertaken and also give you an overview of some of the key challenges I believe... Read More

Legomsky: Presidential Authority for DAPA/DACA Clear (House Testimony)
Posted on 27 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Like the overwhelming majority of other immigration law professors and scholars, I believe that the legal authority for both the Prosecutorial Discretion Memo and the DACA/DAPA Memo is clear. There are Congress’s express assignment of responsibility... Read More

Safe Passage Project: House Testimony on Unaccompanied Minors
Posted on 26 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Statement to the House Judiciary Committee June 25, 2014 Children Fleeing Violence from Central America, In This Humanitarian Crisis, Have Legal Rights and Claims to Protection Under U.S. Humanitarian Laws "These young people have a right to... 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

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

House testimony: Ruth Ellen Wasem
Posted on 4 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ruth Ellen Wasem, Specialist in Immigration Policy, Congressional Research Service, October 4, 2011 : "This morning I will discuss some of the key features of U.S. immigration law that pertain to this hearing, the factors that drive unauthorized... Read More

House testimony: ICE on prosecutorial discretion
Posted on 4 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"DHS and DOJ have recently established an interagency working group to implement existing guidance regarding the appropriate use of prosecutorial discretion in a manner consistent with our enforcement priorities. This interagency working group... Read More