Immigration Law

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Ex-Judges Tell ICE to Stop Courthouse Arrests
Posted on 12 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associate Press, Dec. 12, 2018 - "Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying... Read More

Judge Rules Colorado Sheriffs Have No Legal Authority to Hold Prisoners for ICE: Cisneros v. Elder
Posted on 10 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU Colorado, Dec. 7, 2018 - " State District Court Judge Eric Bentley issued a final ruling last night barring El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder from holding people in jail at the request of federal immigration enforcement (ICE) after they have... Read More

Born in Philadelphia, U.S. Citizen Held For Deportation to Jamaica by ICE - Lawsuit
Posted on 5 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Isaac Stanley-Becker, Washington Post, Dec. 4, 2018 - "When Peter Sean Brown turned himself in to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in April, he expected to be back to work in no time at Fogarty’s, a laid-back restaurant in Key West... Read More

N.J. A.G. Issues Statewide Directive Curtailing State and Local Police Participation in Federal Civil Immigration Enforcement
Posted on 30 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NJ Attorney General, Nov. 29, 2018 - "Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today issued a directive to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies in New Jersey limiting the types of voluntary assistance that their officers may provide to federal... Read More

Court Orders Release of Iraqi Detainees, Sanctions Govt. Attorneys: Hamama v. Adducci
Posted on 21 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU of Michigan, Nov. 20, 2018 - "The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan applauds the decision of U.S. District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith to order the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release all Iraqis within 30 days... Read More

ICE Detainer Litigation Victory in NY: People v. DeMarco
Posted on 15 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Nov. 14, 2018 - "A state appeals court in Brooklyn ruled today definitively, and for the first time, that it is illegal under state law for local law enforcement agencies in New York to make immigration arrests at the request of federal immigration... Read More

Tags: New York , ACLU , detainers , ICE

Motel 6 Proposes $7.6M Settlement over Latino Guest Targeting
Posted on 7 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, Nov. 6, 2018 - "After a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Motel 6, the chain agreed to pay as much as $7.6 million to guests who said their private information was given to U.S. immigration agents, according... Read More

ICE Misled A Federal Court About Why Iraqi Detainees Couldn’t Be Sent Home, Documents Show
Posted on 26 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Oct. 24, 2018 - "Documents unsealed in a federal court in Michigan this week show that ICE officials repeatedly misled the court about the status of Iraqi detainees, insisting that it had an agreement with the Iraqi... Read More

Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Retaliation against Immigrant Rights Activists
Posted on 25 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, Oct. 24, 2018 - "NWDC Resistance, Detention Watch Network, and the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, October 23rd asking the federal court in the Western District of Washington to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s... Read More

D.C. Attorney General Sues ICE for Answers About Immigration Crackdowns
Posted on 23 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine , Oct. 22, 2018 - "Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit seeking to force U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to provide answers about recent ICE enforcement actions in the... Read More

An ICE Raid in a Small Nebraska Town 'Has Got Us Split Right Down the Middle'
Posted on 23 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Oct. 23, 2018 - "The ICE operation on Aug. 8 resulted in the arrests of 118 suspected undocumented workers — mostly in Nebraska — at multiple worksites, including a hydroponic tomato greenhouse, a pork producing... Read More

Tags: raid , Nebraska , ICE , O'Neill

Profiling Who ICE Detains - Few Committed Any Crime
Posted on 10 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Oct. 9, 2018 - "The vast majority (58%) of individuals in ICE custody June 30 had no criminal record. An even larger proportion—four out of five—either had no record, or had only committed a minor offense such as a traffic violation... Read More

Aug. 15, 2017 Memo from ICE Legal on Enforcement Priorities, Prosecutorial Discretion (BuzzFeed)
Posted on 8 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Oct. 8, 2018 - "Attorneys for Immigration and Customs Enforcement were restricted from granting reprieves for certain immigrants facing deportation, ordered to review and potentially reopen previously closed cases, and... Read More

CA9 Upholds Saravia Preliminary Injunction
Posted on 1 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Saravia v. Sessions , court staff summary - "In an action arising from Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s rearrest and detention of noncitizens who came to this country as unaccompanied minors, the panel affirmed the district court’s... Read More

DHS OIG: 287(g) Expansion Suffers from Lack of Planning
Posted on 25 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS OIG, Sept. 19, 2018 - "In the 14 months following the issuance of the January 2017 Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, the number of law enforcement agencies participating in the 287(g) program rose from... Read More

Tags: 287(g) , oig , DHS , ICE