Immigration Law

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BIA Seeks Amicus Briefs on Divisibility of Iowa Theft Statute
Posted on 16 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

BIA, Mar. 15, 2021 "Amicus Invitation No. 21-15-03 AMICUS INVITATION (Divisibility of Iowa’s Theft Statute) Due Date: April 14, 2021 March 15, 2021 The Board of Immigration Appeals welcomes interested members of the public to file amicus... Read More

Iowa SC on Immigration Attorney Malpractice, Damages, Emotional Distress: Miranda v. Said
Posted on 31 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This is not a case that requires us to reconsider the rule we have developed over the years to determine if damages for emotional harm are recoverable in an action for negligence. The exception to the rule, applied to the facts presented to the... Read More

Two Iowa Supreme Court Victories
Posted on 10 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Stella Burch Elias writes: "These two great Iowa Supreme Court cases involved a lot of hard work by our clinical colleagues and their students at Iowa Law. In Martinez (the decision holding that part of Iowa's forgery law was preempted... Read More

Iowa Joins Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE)
Posted on 11 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As of September 8, 2013, Iowa is the fourth state to join the Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE) program. RIDE enables E-Verify to confirm information from drivers’ licenses and state identification cards presented by employees... Read More

Tags: RIDE , Iowa , DMV , USCIS

Iowa Ct. App. on Immigration Malpractice: Miranda v. Said
Posted on 5 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiffs’ expert, Laura Lichter, an attorney practicing immigration law in Colorado with clients from Central and South America, testified the waiver form prepared by Said had a zero percent chance of success at the consulate as the officials... Read More

New Poll: Iowa Republican Likely Caucus-Goers Support Immigration Reform
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Partnership for a New American Economy announces a new poll showing that the Iowa Republican likely caucus-goers, more than 80% of whom self-identify as conservative or very conservative, support legal immigration reform and rank illegal... Read More

Waterloo, Iowa Pays $13K to Settle DOJ Citizenship Status Hiring Discrimination Case
Posted on 3 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department announced today that it has reached an agreement with the city of Waterloo, Iowa, resolving allegations that the city violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The department... Read More

Iowa Will Issue Driver Licenses to DACA Grantees
Posted on 24 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Almost 5,000 young immigrants in Iowa who are being allowed to stay and work in the United States will be eligible to apply for a state-issued driver’s license under a policy reversal announced Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Transportation... Read More

Tags: daca , Iowa , license

Iowa Probation Blocks Immigrant's Historic Law License
Posted on 20 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Cesar Adrian Vargas made history this month when a New York court paved the way for him to become the first undocumented immigrant to practice law in the state. But the Mexican-born activist's arrest at a Des Moines political event earlier... Read More

Iowa DOT Under Fire for DACA Driver License Policy
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Iowa Department of Transportation’s interpretation of a federal action allowing some undocumented immigrants to legally remain in the U.S. came under sharp and bipartisan criticism during a hearing at the Capitol on Wednesday. The DOT... Read More

Andy and Letty, Stuck in Visa Limbo
Posted on 11 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Andy continued to excel in his career and was promoted to sales manager. After six years of employment with the company, his contract expired, leaving him vulnerable to deportation. Thankfully, Andy had many job offers and companies willing to sponsor... Read More