Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Public (Including Media) Denied Access to Border Courts
Posted on 11 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 11, 2019 "Tent border courts for asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico under a Trump administration policy have opened for hearings Wednesday in Laredo, Texas — but few got to see inside as the public... Read More

EOIR Interim Rule (Aug. 26, 2019)
Posted on 25 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 165 / Monday, August 26, 2019 "This interim rule amends the regulations related to the internal organization of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (‘‘EOIR’’). This interim rule reflects... Read More

Jeffrey S. Chase: DOJ's Latest Effort to Undermine an Impartial Immigration Bench
Posted on 23 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Aug. 22, 2019 The following article first appeared on the online legal news service Law360. Thanks to editor Lisa Gomberg for inviting me to contribute my views on this topic. "On Aug. 9, the U.S. Department of Justice filed... Read More

DOJ Error Sends Anti-Semitic, White Nationalist 'News' to EOIR Staff, Judges
Posted on 22 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Aug. 22, 2019 "An email sent from the Justice Department to all immigration court employees this week included a link to an article posted on a white nationalist website that “ directly attacks sitting immigration... Read More

DOJ Settles I-9 Beef for $159K
Posted on 14 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Aug. 13, 2019 "The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with four car reconditioning companies in California: Automotive Creations, Inc., Dynamic Auto Images, Inc., Prestige Auto Specialists, Inc... Read More

DOJ Attack on Immigration Judges 'Union Busting Plain and Simple'
Posted on 14 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NAIJ, Aug. 12, 2019 "Trump Administration Seeks to Silence Federal Immigration Judges’ Union DOJ Files Legal Documents to End the Labor Rights of Judges Retribution for Speaking Out and Exposing Problems in the Courts Judges Make Bipartisan... Read More

TRAC: Feds 'Flying Blind' on Asylum...And Blinding the Watchers
Posted on 24 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Apr. 23, 2019 "... It appears that the government itself does not actually know what happens to those it arrests at the border. It admits it lacks the ability to reliably follow cases when they pass from one agency of DHS to another - such... Read More

Investment Firm Settles with DOJ for $321K over Preferential Hiring of Visa Holders
Posted on 25 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Feb. 25, 2019 "The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with CFA Institute (CFAI), an international association of investment professionals, headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. CFAI offers... Read More

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against International Law Firm
Posted on 30 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Aug. 29, 2018 - "The Justice Department today announced that it reached a settlement agreement with Clifford Chance US LLP, a large, international law firm with its U.S. headquarters located in New York. This agreement resolves the Department’s... Read More

Food Fight: DOJ Sues Nebraska Beef Over $200K Immigration Settlement
Posted on 14 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Janice Podsada, Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 14, 2015 - "What’s in a phrase? In this case, $200,000, according to the U.S. Justice Department and Nebraska Beef Ltd. Nebraska Beef, an Omaha-based beef processor, is objecting to the wording the Justice... Read More

DOJ Reaches Settlement With Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County
Posted on 20 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division announced today that it has reached a partial settlement in its civil rights lawsuit against Maricopa County, Arizona, and Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio. The settlement resolves... Read More

DOJ Will Not Defend Trump's Refugee Ban - Acting A.G. Yates
Posted on 30 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Times, Jan. 30, 2017 - "Sally Yates, the acting attorney general and a holdover from the Obama administration, sent this letter on Monday to top lawyers at the Justice Department, directing them not to defend the White House's executive... Read More

Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on Census, Alarming Experts
Posted on 2 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justin Elliott, ProPublica, Dec. 29, 2017 - "The Justice Department is pushing for a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 census, a move that observers say could depress participation by immigrants who fear that the government could use... Read More