Immigration Law

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Abuses in the Air: Sports Travel and the Deportation Industry
Posted on 15 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

University of Washington Center for Human Rights, June 2022 "Every week, thousands of migrants are shackled at the hands and feet and forced onto deportation flights to destinations across the globe. [1] While the flights are contracted by U.S... Read More

Expert: ICE Actions Frustrate Sanctuary Jurisdictions
Posted on 8 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Katie Mettler and Rachel Chason, Washington Post, Dec. 7, 2020 "A Maryland immigrant hoped to delay his deportation until Biden took office. It didn’t work. ... “Edgar has been in this county 20 years, has three American-born children... Read More

ICE Failed to Follow Policies on Noncitizen Veterans: GAO Report
Posted on 10 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maria Ines Zamudio, WBEZ, June 7, 2019 "Hundreds of noncitizen veterans were placed in removal proceedings during the past six years despite policies to consider their service in deportation cases and to provide a pathway to citizenship for immigrants... 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

Latest ICE Deportation Stats No Cause for Celebration
Posted on 21 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" There is little to cheer in the new deportation statistics released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While the numbers document a 10 percent decline in the total number of deportations compared to last year, they also reveal the... Read More

Congressional Pressure Brings Stay of Deportation for North Carolina Teen
Posted on 21 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anne Blythe, News & Observer, Mar. 20, 2016 - "The planned deportation of Wildin Guillen Acosta, a Riverside High School student, was put on hold Sunday to give attorneys a brief window to appeal an immigration judge’s decision from late... Read More

Certified Human Trafficking Victim in ICE Deportation Crosshairs
Posted on 30 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Brenda Medina, Miami Herald, Oct. 26, 2017 - "For almost two years, she worked for a family that paid her to what amounted to about $3 an hour for days that stretched to 13 hours. At night, she slept on the floor of the family’s apartment in... Read More

Everyone's a Target for ICE
Posted on 19 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

It's not just "bad hombres" any more. ICE will arrest, detain and try to deport anyone suspected of being undocumented, regardless of family ties, length of residence or absence of criminal record. Examples: 1. The Case of the 'Perfect'... Read More

Tags: deportation , ICE

Edward Alden on DHS' Big Lie - Arresting and Deporting Rosa Maria Hernandez
Posted on 28 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Edward Alden, Oct. 27, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s flexibility with facts is so often on display that it can become exhausting just trying to correct all the misinformation coming out of his administration. But I have a nominee for the... Read More

ICE Targets Another American Citizen for Deportation
Posted on 30 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joel Rubin and Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 29, 2017 - "Sergio Carrillo had already been handcuffed in the Home Depot parking lot when an officer wearing a Homeland Security uniform appeared. “Homeland Security?” Carrillo asked... Read More

DHS, DOJ Press for Deportation of American Citizen Despite Res Judicata
Posted on 8 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Frank Serna wrote me from Houston CCA in June, where he'd been locked up for 14 months . An immigration judge in 2004 held a hearing and found credible his mother's testimony and other evidence of his U.S. citizenship and terminated proceedings... Read More

ICE deports American teen...to Colombia
Posted on 5 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

How do you mistake a 14-year-old African-American teenager, who speaks no Spanish, for a 22-year-old undocumented Colombian? Easy, if your heart is ICE-cold and your brain is switched off. Reporting from WFAA in Dallas , the Dallas Morning News , and... Read More

Immigrant helped solve murder - now ICE wants to deport him
Posted on 8 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It would have been the perfect crime: On a 1999 fishing trip, two bullies threw a third man into New Jersey’s Sandy Hook Bay, knowing he couldn’t swim. The drowning death of Michael Augulis was ruled an accident, and it stayed... Read More

ICE Ramps Up Deportations
Posted on 28 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In an aggressive effort to boost deportations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun to increase by nearly 25% the number of agents tasked with finding and deporting illegal immigrants with criminal records, pulling 150 officers... Read More

Tags: deportation , ICE

DREAM activists get in ICE's face
Posted on 26 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Two immigrants who were detained for more than two weeks after they walked into a Border Patrol office in Alabama and declared they were undocumented have been released. Isaac Barrera, 20, and Jonathan Perez, 24, were released Wednesday and are... Read More