Immigration Law

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Expert: Supreme Court Case Could Allow States to Regulate Immigration
Posted on 3 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariane de Vogue and Devan Cole, CNN, Mar. 3, 2020 "The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against an unauthorized immigrant in Kansas, holding that a state could convict him of identity theft without interfering with federal immigration law. The 5-4... Read More

Kansas v. Garcia Oral Argument Transcript
Posted on 17 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Supreme Court, Oct. 16, 2019, Kansas v. Garcia, transcript of oral argument Argument preview: Preemption of state identity-theft prosecutions of noncitizens Read More

Expert: A Supreme Court Ruling Could Cut Both Ways on Immigration
Posted on 17 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariane de Vogue, CNN, Oct. 16, 2019 "Wednesday's case concerns whether immigrants who stole Social Security numbers in an attempt to gain employment could be prosecuted under state identity theft law. In general, when it comes to immigration... Read More

Supreme Court Immigration Case Could Be Bad For Business
Posted on 30 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Apr. 29, 2019 "The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a case ( Kansas v. Garcia ) that legal analysts warn may empower state and local prosecutors with political ambitions to go after businesses on immigration grounds. A... Read More

Expert: Kansas Immigration Case at Supreme Court Could Affect ID Theft Prosecutions
Posted on 18 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariane de Vogue, CNN, Mar. 18, 2019 "The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a case [ Kansas v. Garcia, No. 17-834 ] next term concerning Kansas' prosecution of three undocumented immigrants for using stolen Social Security numbers in an... Read More

Kansas Sup. Ct. on IRCA, Preemption, Identity Theft (Sept. 8, 2017)
Posted on 11 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kansas v. Morales Kansas v. Ochoa-Lara Kansas v. Garcia In all three: "Defendant's prosecution for identity theft for using another person's Social Security number to obtain employment is expressly preempted by the federal Immigration... Read More

Kobach Sanctioned for 'Deceptive Conduct' in Proof of Citizenship Lawsuit: Fish v. Kobach
Posted on 24 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Fish v. Kobach, June 23, 2017 - "[D]efendant’s deceptive conduct and lack of candor warrant the imposition of sanctions. ... [D]efendant made patently misleading representations to the court ... The court cannot say that defendant flat-out... Read More

News Excerpts From the June 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 2 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Supreme Court Reverses 8th Circuit in Mellouli Case | By a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the noncitizen in Mellouli v. Lynch , reversing the Eighth Circuit. The decision is summarized at page 641 [ enhanced opinion available to lexis.com... Read More

Habeas Victory: Syed Jamal (Kansas Chemistry Instructor) Ordered Released!
Posted on 23 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jamal v. Sessions, Mar. 22, 2018 - "Before the Court is ample evidence, in the uncontested pleadings and the government’s oral concessions during the Court’s hearing, for the Court to weigh these Zadvydas’ factors in favor of releasing... Read More

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Kansas Republican Files Private Bill to Keep Syed Jamal and Spouse in U.S.
Posted on 15 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bryan Lowry, Rick Montgomery, Kansas City Star, Feb. 14, 2018 - "U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins has introduced legislation intended to allow a Kansas chemist to stay in the country after he was arrested by immigration officials last month. Jenkins, a Topeka... Read More

American Gangsters Prey on Immigrants in Kansas
Posted on 12 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Nearly two dozen members of an Hispanic gang were arrested in Kansas this week under a federal grand jury indictment accusing them of victimizing [unauthorized] immigrants who do their business in cash and are reluctant to go to law enforcement... Read More

Notarios Victimize Immigrants Over New Policy
Posted on 1 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Obama administration said in the Aug. 18 announcement that it is creating an “interagency working group” to review the more than 300,000 immigrant files in deportation proceedings. It is unclear, however, who will be assigned... Read More

Hispanics Reviving Faded Towns on the Plains
Posted on 14 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In the sparsely populated western half of Kansas, every county but one experienced a decline in the non-Hispanic white population, two-thirds of them by more than 10 percent. At the same time, a vast majority experienced double-digit growth... Read More

Latino Immigration Stories Shape U.S. Imagination in Gatekeeper Era
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Marta Caminero-Santangelo, who chairs KU’s English department, is writing the first full-length study addressing how a literary mix of novels, journalistic accounts, personal narratives and oral histories by Latino writers represents... Read More

Kansas slashes food aid for children of immigrants
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A new debate swirling around Kansas, though, isn’t about Pedro. It’s about two of his three children. They were born here, and one day they will have driver’s licenses and the right to vote, just like any other U.S. citizen... Read More