Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Expert: ICE Actions Frustrate Sanctuary Jurisdictions
Posted on 8 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Katie Mettler and Rachel Chason, Washington Post, Dec. 7, 2020 "A Maryland immigrant hoped to delay his deportation until Biden took office. It didn’t work. ... “Edgar has been in this county 20 years, has three American-born children... Read More

CA4 on CIMT: Martinez v. Sessions
Posted on 16 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Maureen Sweeney writes: "Please share this published decision we got today [June 15, 2018] from the 4th Cir. . It does a great job applying the categorical analysis to hold that Maryland's... Read More

Federal Courts Block Trump Muslim/Travel Ban 2.0
Posted on 16 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hawaii TRO here . Maryland TRO here . Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, Mar. 16, 2017 - "A second federal judge issued an injunction Thursday blocking enforcement of one of the critical sections of President Trump’s revised travel ban... Read More

CA4 Vacates Matter of Jimenez-Cedillo, 27 I&N Dec. 1 (BIA 2017)
Posted on 20 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jimenez-Cedillo v. Sessions - "Pedro Josue Jimenez-Cedillo, a native and citizen of Mexico, was ordered removed from the United States after the Board of Immigration Appeals determined that sexual solicitation of a minor in Maryland, to which Jimenez... Read More

ICE Sweeps Aimed at Criminals Deport Many With No Record
Posted on 8 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than 40 percent of the immigrants deported from Maryland under a sweeping federal program called Secure Communities have no prior criminal record — a percentage that puts the state among the top five in the nation for such deportations... Read More

Hoping for reprieve: Md. immigrants await new policy
Posted on 20 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Alfaro is among the first in the nation whose immigration case will be reviewed under a new Obama administration policy that directs federal prosecutors to focus attention on people who have committed crimes since arriving in the United States... Read More

FTC Wins Court Judgment Against Immigration Services Scam
Posted on 14 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal court has ordered the operators of a Baltimore-based immigration services scam to pay as much as $616,000 in refunds to Spanish-speaking immigrants, who were deceived into paying the defendants for immigration services that they were not... Read More

Maryland Gov. Seeks Answers From DHS on S-Comm
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security explain why federal officials are deporting a higher share of noncriminals from Maryland than from most other states under a controversial immigration program... Read More

Maryland Commission Recommends 'Common Sense' Immigration Policy
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

For Immediate Release February 9, 2012 Contacts: Neil Tickner, 301 405 4622 or Maryland Commission Recommends 'Common Sense' Immigration Policy Larry Shinagawa, commission chair... Read More

Local Immigration Enforcement and Arrests of the Hispanic Population
Posted on 14 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael Coon, Journal on Migration and Human Security, Aug. 2017 - "Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which was added to the INA by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), allows... Read More

CA4 (en banc) on Md. Resisting Arrest, Crime of Violence: U.S. v. Aparicio-Soria
Posted on 15 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The issue before us is whether the Maryland crime of resisting arrest, Md. Code, Crim. Law § 9-408(b)(1), “has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person of another,” and therefore... Read More

Cancellation Victory in Maryland
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gina Michele Takemori reports: "I am just beaming ear-to-ear as today my client of approximately six years has received a grant of Cancellation of Removal under section 240A(b)(1). He is Mexican, had a legal entry as an agricultural worker,... Read More

Cert. Denied in Maryland Immigrant Arrest Case: Frederick County Bd. of Comm. v. Orellana Santos
Posted on 25 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review a Frederick County case in which a woman challenged local authorities' power to arrest her on an immigration violation, cementing her victory in a case that has been closely watched by both sides... Read More

DOL Settlement in Prince George's County (Maryland) H-1B Case
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Issue Date: 20 September 2011 Case No.: 2011-LCA-00026 In the Matter of ADMINISTRATOR, WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION, et al., Prosecuting Parties, v. BOARD OF EDUCATION of PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Respondent. DECISION AND ORDER APPROVING SETTLEMENT... Read More