Immigration Law

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CA1 Vacates PI in Ryan v. ICE
Posted on 2 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CA1, Sept. 1, 2020 "The district court determined that the plaintiffs were likely to succeed on the merits of this argument and preliminarily enjoined ICE from implementing the Directive or otherwise civilly arresting individuals attending court... Read More

Coalition of State AGs Oppose Trump Asylum Rule: Letter
Posted on 16 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Aug. 15, 2019 "California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today led a multistate coalition in filing a comment letter opposing the Trump Administration’s... Read More

Federal Court Enjoins ICE Courthouse Arrests in Mass.
Posted on 21 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kate Sullivan, CNN, June 20, 2019 "A federal judge in Massachusetts on Thursday blocked federal authorities from making civil immigration arrests inside the state's courthouses. US District Judge Indira Talwani issued a preliminary injunction... Read More

Prosecutors, Public Defenders, Community Groups Sue ICE over Courthouse Arrests in Mass.
Posted on 29 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Goodwin Procter, Apr. 29, 2019 "Today, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), and the Chelsea Collaborative filed a groundbreaking lawsuit... Read More

Indefinite Detention Class-Action Injunction: Reid v. Donelan
Posted on 29 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The court, reaffirming its view that § 1226(c) includes a six-month “reasonableness” limitation on the length of no-bail detention, will formally award the class judgment as a matter of law. ... [B]ecause the court possesses jurisdiction... Read More

Another 'When...Released' Habeas Victory: Gordon v. Napolitano
Posted on 30 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiff, a lawful permanent resident being held by the government pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c), has brought a petition for writ of habeas corpus seeking an individualized bond hearing to challenge his immigration detention. ... the plain... Read More

Firearm ban for immigrants invalid
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An application for a firearm license or permit cannot be denied solely on the basis of the applicant’s status as a lawful permanent resident alien, a U.S. District Court judge has ruled. “Any classification based on the assumption... Read More

Injunction Blocks Immigration Scammer in Mass.
Posted on 17 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Waltham man and his company have been ordered by a judge to stop engaging in the unauthorized practice of law and to stop providing services related to immigration matters, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. The complaint, filed... Read More