Immigration Law

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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 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 scholar calls for legalization
Posted on 12 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a new book on U.S. immigration, University of Kansas sociologist Tanya Golash-Boza proposes that legalizing immigrants currently in the United States would not only be cost-effective but also a step toward focusing on the human rights of... Read More

Feds: Kansas Hotel Owners Hired Undocumented Workers
Posted on 12 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The owners of an Overland Park, Kan., hotel have been indicted on charges of knowingly hiring undocumented aliens who were paid less than other employees, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. Munir Ahmad Chaudary, 51, and his wife, Rhonda R.... Read More

I am America: Latino immigration transforms a Kansas town
Posted on 20 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Out on the broad west Kansas prairie the tiny farm town of Ulysses is undergoing a quiet revolution. About 15 years ago Ulysses, like many small rural communities, was slowly dying as the town's youth grew up and left, seeking greater ... Read More

Kansas McDonald's Pleads to Felony, Pays $400K, for Hiring Undocumented Manager
Posted on 1 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A local corporation has agreed to plead guilty to an immigration charge after a federal investigation showed that the manager of one of its McDonald’s restaurants in Wichita was an undocumented worker, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced... Read More