Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Trump's Misuse of Barbara Jordan's Legacy on Immigration - Susan F. Martin
Posted on 8 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Susan F. Martin, Feb. 5, 2018 - "After years of talking about a broken immigration system, President Trump offered a framework for immigration reform in his State of the Union address. In the lead-up to the address, the White House issued a statement... Read More

CA6 on Jordan, CAT, Honor Killing: Kamar v. Sessions
Posted on 20 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kamar v. Sessions, Nov. 17, 2017 - "The issue is whether a woman who will either be subject to an “honor killing,” or alternatively, “protective custody” in Jordan is entitled to relief. For the reasons set forth below, we... Read More

Supreme Court to Test 'Void for Vagueness' Doctrine: Cert. Granted in Lynch v. Dimaya
Posted on 30 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SCOTUSblog, Sept. 29, 2016 - "Issue: Whether 18 U.S.C. 16(b), as incorporated into the Immigration and Nationality Act's provisions governing an alien's removal from the United States, is unconstitutionally vague." Read More

U.S. Firms, Workers Try to Beat H-1B Visa Lottery System
Posted on 2 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Companies eager to hire foreign talent, mostly in the tech sector, and workers hoping for jobs in the U.S. have found ways to game a government lottery used to distribute a limited number of visas each year. Immigration lawyers involved in the... Read More

New Mission for Lawyers: Free Aid to Young Immigrants
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a departure from their usual clientele, attorneys at major U.S. law firms and corporations are volunteering to represent, at no cost, unaccompanied children who have entered the U.S. illegally. Since late July, when a wave of Central American... Read More

Migrant Cases' Fast Track Stirs Alarm
Posted on 29 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Justice Department push for immigration courts to prioritize cases involving unaccompanied minors has raised concern among lawyers and judges that the move could undermine children's rights and lead to an even greater backlog of cases. On... Read More

Did Arizona Lie to the Supreme Court?
Posted on 6 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A week after Supreme Court arguments over Arizona's illegal-immigration law, the arrest, detention and subsequent release of an undocumented woman following a traffic stop added a real-world example to the courtroom debate about how the... Read More

Utah Charts Own Course on Refugees - WSJ
Posted on 28 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MIriam Jordan, Wall Street Journal, Mar. 27, 2016 - "Amid concerns over potential terrorists infiltrating the U.S., Gov. Gary Herbert of Utah has repeatedly pledged to keep the welcome sign hanging for refugees while most of his Republican counterparts... Read More

Tags: refugees , Jordan , Utah