Immigration Law

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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 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

Suspension Clause Habeas Victory in Detroit: Hamama v. Adducci
Posted on 12 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamama v. Adducci, July 11, 2017 - "This case pits the power of Congress to control the jurisdiction of the federal courts against the Constitution’s command that the writ of habeas corpus must be preserved. Both sides in this clash are right... Read More

Amicus Brief Filed in CA6 Iraqi Habeas Litigation - Hamama v. Homan
Posted on 19 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Paul W. Schmidt (Immigration Judge, 2003 - 2016, BIA Board Member and Board Chairman, 1995-2003; acting General Counsel of legacy INS, 1979 -1981 and again from 1986 to 1987, and Deputy General Counsel of INS from 1978 to 1987) posted a link to this CA6... Read More

Tags: amicus , hamama , Iraqis , habeas , ca6

Detroit TRO Blocks Fast Deportations of Iraqis: Hamama v. Adducci
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, June 22, 2017 - "A federal court has blocked the immediate deportation of Iraqi nationals arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this month. The American Civil Liberties Union successfully sought the temporary restraining... Read More

ACLU Sues to Stop Deportation of Iraqis Targeted in Weekend ICE Raids in Michigan
Posted on 17 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, June 15, 2017 - "The ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit today to immediately stop federal immigration officials from deporting more than 100 Iraqi nationals rounded up in raids by federal agents last weekend, arguing that it is illegal to... Read More

Another Victory in Detroit Suspension Clause Habeas; Prelim. Injunction Granted in Hamama v. Adducci
Posted on 25 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamama v. Adducci, July 24, 2017 - "In their motion for a preliminary injunction, Petitioners ask this Court to halt temporarily their deportation to Iraq, until they can make their case in the immigration courts that their removal is legally prohibited... Read More