Immigration Law

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Updated SEVIS FAQ (July 15, 2020)
Posted on 15 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Frequently Asked Questions for SEVP Stakeholders about COVID-19 Last Updated: July 15, 2020 "This document provides answers to frequently asked questions from Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) stakeholders about the impact of the Coronavirus... Read More

Tags: sevis , students , COVID-19 , sevp , ICE

How ICE Exported the Coronavirus
Posted on 10 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

By EMILY KASSIE and BARBARA MARCOLINI, The Marshall Project, July 10, 2020 "An investigation reveals how Immigration and Customs Enforcement became a domestic and global spreader of COVID-19." Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , ICE

Harvard vs. DHS
Posted on 8 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE; and MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Plaintiffs, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT; CHAD F. WOLF, in his official capacity as Acting Secretary of... Read More

Harvard, MIT Push Back Against ICE
Posted on 8 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Dan Levin, NYT, July 8, 2020 "A directive by the Trump administration that would strip international college students of their U.S. visas if their coursework was entirely online prompted widespread confusion... Read More

Judge Orders ICE To Free Detained Immigrant Children Because Of COVID-19
Posted on 29 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Vanessa Romo, NPR, June 26, 2020 "Citing the unrelenting spread of the coronavirus, a federal judge has ordered that all children currently held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody for more than 20 days must be released by July... Read More

Cuban Doctor With COVID-19 Detained by ICE in Arizona
Posted on 16 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel Gonzalez, Arizona Republic, June 16, 2020 "Merlys Rodriguez Hernandez, a Cuban doctor seeking asylum at the U.S. currently being detained at the Eloy Center, complained for weeks that she was terrified of being infected by the coronavirus... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , ICE

Judge Orders ICE to Explain Why it Cannot Immediately Test for COVID-19 at NWDC
Posted on 30 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Castañeda Juarez v. Asher "[T]he court ORDERS Respondents to show cause no later than five (5) days from the date of this Order explaining why ICE, in consultation with its contractor the Geo Group (“GEO”), cannot immediately... Read More

ICE Detention in Fla. Violates 5th, 8th Amendments: Gayle v. Meade
Posted on 1 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gayle v. Meade "The Petitioners in this case are 34 immigrant detainees. Petitioners claim that they are housed at one of three immigration detention centers in Florida: the Krome Detention Center in Miami (“Krome”), the Broward Transitional... Read More

Court Orders Release of ICE Prisoner: Pimentel-Estrada v. Barr
Posted on 29 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, Apr. 28, 2020 "Today U.S. District Court judge Richard Martinez ordered the federal government to release an immigrant detained at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC), AKA Northwest ICE Processing Center (NWIPC), who is at high risk of... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , ICE

A Long Time Coming: How the Immigration Bond and Detention System Created Today’s COVID-19 Tinderbox
Posted on 24 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hafsa S. Mansoor (J.D. ’20) & Katherine Comly (J.D. ’20), Under Supervision of Professor Lori A. Nessel, Seton Hall University School of Law | Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic, Apr. 20, 2020 "Immigrants... Read More

Court Orders Custody Review of ICE Prisoners at Risk for C19
Posted on 21 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SPLC, Apr. 20, 2020 "A federal judge today ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to promptly revisit custody determinations, including consideration of release for all persons in ICE detention whose age or health conditions place them... Read More

Groups Sue ICE Over Detained Immigrants in Texas
Posted on 17 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Apr. 15, 2020 "Civil rights groups are suing the federal government seeking the release of medically vulnerable immigrants held at three Texas detention centers, according to a lawsuit filed today. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense... Read More

Habeas Petition Filed in Colorado: Codner v. Choate
Posted on 14 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

RMIAN, Arnold & Porter, NIPNLG, Apr. 14, 2020 " Medically-Vulnerable Immigrants Detained by ICE in Aurora, Colorado Seek Immediate Release Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic Detained Individuals File Urgent Petition for Release from Detention Center... Read More

Advocates Ask Colo. Gov. Polis to Address Immigration Detention
Posted on 13 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, American Immigration Council, RMIAN, Apr. 13, 2020 "As your administration works to address the crisis created by the coronavirus in Colorado, we write to urge you to take any and all steps possible to compel an orderly but significant reduction... Read More

TRO Requested Against EOIR, ICE
Posted on 8 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, Apr. 8, 2020 " Temporary Restraining Order Requested to Stop Dangerous EOIR and ICE Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic Immigration groups today moved for an emergency temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Executive Office for... Read More