Immigration Law

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ABIL Files Amicus Brief in ILRC v. Wolf
Posted on 9 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Sept. 9, 2020 Angelo A. Paparelli , on behalf of ABIL , filed this amicus brief in ILRC v. Wolf. Angelo writes: "The brief attacks as unlawful under the Homeland Security Act any expenditures by USCIS from the Immigration Examinations Fee Account... Read More

The Role of Federal Courts in Coronavirus-Related Immigration Detention Litigation
Posted on 2 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aditi Shah, June 29, 2020 "From the outset, the coronavirus pandemic posed a unique and immediate threat to incarcerated people—including noncitizens in civil immigration detention. As the pandemic goes on, lawsuits have proliferated across... Read More

Ongoing Litigation Over Migrants' Release Amid COVID-19
Posted on 29 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kim Langona, Apr. 27, 2020 - A detailed description of federal court litigation in all states and DC, updated as of 4-27-20. Read More

DHS Litigation Final Rule: Service of Process
Posted on 23 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 79 / Thursday, April 23, 2020 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is revising procedural requirements in regulations related to service of process of summonses, complaints, and subpoenas. DATES: This final... Read More

Ongoing Immigration Detention Litigation Amid COVID-19
Posted on 6 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kim Langona, Apr. 3, 2020 "On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Two days later, President Trump declared a national emergency over the COVID-19 outbreak. To date, the Centers for Disease... Read More

Ethical Dimensions to Federal Court Litigation in Immigration Matters
Posted on 21 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Jan. 21, 2020 "In light of the higher possibility of denials of routine H-1B and L-1 petitions, immigration lawyers may want to consider stepping out of their comfort zones. They should consider thinking about representing the client... Read More

Expert: High-Profile Immigration Litigation Skyrockets (Law360)
Posted on 20 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Suzanne Monyak, Law360, Dec. 19, 2019 "This year saw a number of key federal court rulings on the Trump administration’s immigration agenda, with some judges giving the president's restrictionist policies the green light and others halting... Read More

Litigating Against the 'Invisible Wall'
Posted on 2 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Senior Data Journalist Sinduja Rangarajan has three must-read posts: How I Tracked an Explosion in Lawsuits Against Trump’s Immigration Policies - Mother Jones, Dec. 2, 2019 Building a Wall Out of Red Tape - Reveal, Nov. 30, 2019 Trump Has... Read More

BIBcast with Kathrin S. Mautino!
Posted on 21 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

San Diego superstar Kathrin S. Mautino discovers hidden gems among "old" BIA cases that can help you solve today's knotty litigation problems. Listen to the audio here . Read More

Angelo A. Paparelli on Immigration Litigation: "Sue the Miscreants!"
Posted on 6 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli, Mar. 4, 2019 "Much digital ink has already been spilled reporting on the phantom tide of undocumented migrants supposedly breaching our Southern border. This article will address a different, but very-real immigration flood... Read More

#Visagate2015 May Spawn Litigation
Posted on 28 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Sept. 9, 2015 the State Department published the October 2015 Visa Bulletin with a new "Dates for Filing Applications" feature enabling some on the backlogged waiting lists to file 'early' for adjustment of status. But on Sept. 25th... Read More

DHS Statements on Entry of LPRs, Court Orders, EOs (Jan. 29, 2017)
Posted on 30 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

1. Statement By Secretary John Kelly On The Entry Of Lawful Permanent Residents Into The United States - "In applying the provisions of the president's executive order, I hereby deem the entry of lawful permanent residents to be in the national... Read More

Justice Department Challenges Tough Alabama Immigration Law
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) The Obama administration is challenging Alabama's new law that would let police detain those stopped for traffic offenses who they suspect are in the country illegally, a statute described as one of the toughest immigration... Read More

Texas Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration’s DAPA Program Providing Work Permits And Legal Protection To Undocumented Immigrants
Posted on 20 Feb 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On Feb. 16, 2015, a federal district court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of a federal government program entitled Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). Texas v. United States... Read More

Arizona Launches Site To Net Cash For Border Fence
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. - (AP) Arizona launched a fundraising website Wednesday as the first step in a newly authorized project to use private donations and inmate labor to build fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. The website, buildtheborderfence.com, received... Read More