Immigration Law

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Lawsuit Challenges Lack of Medical Care in ICE Jails
Posted on 20 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CREEC, Aug. 19, 2019 "A nationwide class action lawsuit was filed today against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and others acting in their official capacities. The lawsuit challenges... Read More

Tags: detention , lawsuit , ICE

CA3 Rips Feds Over Fake School Scam: Fang v. ICE
Posted on 16 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Fang v. ICE "The only consideration that could arguably give us pause is the Government’s shifting position on whether the students are the victims of fraud or themselves participants in the fraud for having come here to attend the nonexistent... Read More

Tags: f-1 , students , ICE

Massive ICE Raids in Mississippi "For Show" to "Send a Message" and "Create More Fear"
Posted on 8 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, Buzzfeed News, Aug. 8, 2019 "In total, some 680 suspected undocumented workers were arrested Wednesday after ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations agents swept through seven agricultural plants in the state as part of a criminal... Read More

Tags: ICE , Mississippi

ICE Jail in Colorado Uses Solitary Confinement
Posted on 6 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Susan Greene, Colorado Independent, Aug. 6, 2019 "ICE has a long, yet little-known record of holding detainees in solitary confinement – a term the agency forcefully rejects, preferring “segregation” in “Restricted Housing... Read More

Expert: Under Trump, ICE Can 'Round Up Anybody'
Posted on 26 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ben Leonard, Steve Contorno, Tampa Bay Times, July 26, 2019 "Despite Trump’s claims, ICE is arresting way more immigrants without criminal records — especially in Florida. In Florida, arrests of undocumented immigrants without prior... Read More

Tags: Trump , ICE , expert , yale-loehr

American Citizen Imprisoned by ICE for Three Weeks in Texas
Posted on 23 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Obed Manuel, Dallas Morning News, July 22, 2019 "An 18-year-old Dallas-born U.S. citizen has been in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for more than three weeks, his attorney says. Now his... Read More

Tags: citizen , detention , ICE

ICE Interim Parole Guidance for Implementation of Matter of M-S - July 15, 2019
Posted on 22 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, July 15, 2019 Interim Guidance for Implementation of Matter of M-S, 27 I&N Dec. 509 (A.G. 2019) During the Stay of the Modified Nationwide Preliminary Injunction in Padilla v. ICE, No. 18-928, 2019 WL 2766720 (W.D. Wash. July 2, 2019): Parole... Read More

Tags: parole , ICE

Expert: Raid Targets Have Rights
Posted on 12 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aline Barros, VOA, July 11, 2019 "U.S. officials reportedly plan to start immigration raids on Sunday and are expected to target at least 2,000 undocumented people for whom deportation orders have been issued, some as a result of their failure... Read More

Tags: ICE , expert , yale-loehr

ICE Just Quietly Opened Three New Detention Centers, Flouting Congress’ Limits
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Noah Lanard, Mother Jones, July 9, 2019 "When members of Congress reached a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown in February, they gave Immigration and Customs Enforcement a simple instruction: Stop detaining so many people. Instead,... Read More

ICE Focus Shifts Away from Detaining Serious Criminals - TRAC
Posted on 26 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, June 25, 2019 "Much in the news has been the increasing number of immigrants being held in custody. This report profiles those individuals Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has detained. Based on case-by-case records recently obtained... Read More

Tags: detention , TRAC , ICE

ICE Final Rule on Flores to be Published in September 2019?
Posted on 21 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 06/24/2019. "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement—Final Rule Stage Apprehension, Processing, Care and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Alien Children Regulation... Read More

Federal Court Enjoins ICE Courthouse Arrests in Mass.
Posted on 21 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kate Sullivan, CNN, June 20, 2019 "A federal judge in Massachusetts on Thursday blocked federal authorities from making civil immigration arrests inside the state's courthouses. US District Judge Indira Talwani issued a preliminary injunction... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Systemic USCIS and ICE FOIA Delays
Posted on 20 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, June 19, 2019 "Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), individuals must receive a determination on requests for information within a maximum of 30 days. However, individuals and attorneys who file FOIAs with the United States Citizenship... Read More


Habeas Victory in SDNY: Martinez v. McAleenan
Posted on 17 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Martinez v. McAleenan "Luis Martinez ("Petitioner"), a native and citizen of Mexico, has been living in the U.S. since 1990, when he was 12 or 13 years old. Petitioner has been detained in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE"... Read More

CA9 on Reasonable Suspicion: Perez Cruz v. Barr
Posted on 13 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Perez Cruz v. Barr "Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents implemented a preconceived plan to “target” over 200 factory workers for detention and for interrogation as to their immigration status. The plan turned on obtaining... Read More