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"Churn Them and Burn Them"
Posted on 28 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Manuel Madrid, Miami New Times, June 27, 2019 "Months before President Donald Trump announced plans for massive immigration raids, members of his administration were busy cooking up plans to deport asylum-seeking families released into the United... Read More

Why This Cuban-American Billionaire Is Raising Millions for Undocumented Immigrants
Posted on 31 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Carmen Pelaez, NBC News, May 31, 2017 - "Mike Fernandez is no stranger to crossing party lines. A major Republican donor and influencer, he joined forces with the Obama administration on their new Cuba policy. But when the GOP nominated Donald Trump... Read More

Certified Human Trafficking Victim in ICE Deportation Crosshairs
Posted on 30 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Brenda Medina, Miami Herald, Oct. 26, 2017 - "For almost two years, she worked for a family that paid her to what amounted to about $3 an hour for days that stretched to 13 hours. At night, she slept on the floor of the family’s apartment in... Read More

American Citizen Sues Over Immigration Arrest
Posted on 7 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Caitlin Dickerson, New York Times, July 5, 2017 - "Immigration lawyers in Miami-Dade County are challenging its practice of jailing people on behalf of federal immigration authorities, in a case that could test the Trump administration’s attempts... Read More

Miami Law Clinic Students Win Landmark Immigration Case
Posted on 26 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Students in Miami Law's Immigration Clinic obtained a landmark decision terminating immigration court proceedings against their client because of illegal conduct by Hollywood police. The decision may be the first to recognize that Constitutional... Read More

Dilley Cases Move from Denver to Miami
Posted on 15 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"the EOIR has announced that immigration cases arising out of the Dilley, Texas, immigration detention facility will no longer be heard by judges from the Denver Immigration Court. Rather, from here on out, Dilley cases will be reassigned to the... Read More

Expert: 'Unprecedented' Arrest of Asylum Applicant at Miami USCIS Interview
Posted on 14 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicholas Kulish, NYT, June 13, 2017 - "Marco Coello, then a skinny 18-­year-­old high school student, was grabbed by plainclothes agents of the Venezuelan security services as he joined a 2014 demonstration against the government in Caracas... Read More

Immigration Judge: Salvadoran General Accused in Killings Should Be Deported
Posted on 13 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An immigration judge has found that a former defense minister in El Salvador, a close ally of the United States during a civil war there in the 1980s, should be deported because of his involvement in a number of human rights violations, including... Read More

Summary of the Immigration Court Decision in the Removal Case of Former General Jose Guillermo Garcia-Merino
Posted on 15 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"After eight days of hearings in December 2012 and February, 2013 in Miami, FL, Immigration Judge Michael C. Horn issued an order of removal for former Salvadoran Minister of Defense General Jose Guillermo Garcia-Merino. Judge Grim issued the finding... Read More

Obama's 'Rocket Dockets' for Refugee Children 'Shameful'
Posted on 6 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Responding to a flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the border in the last year, Miami's immigration court has instituted a "rocket docket,'' assigning three judges to exclusively handle cases involving the youths and decide... Read More

They Deport Valedictorians, Don't They?
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

If you thought the Morton Memo was too good to be true, you were right. ICE and EOIR have their sights set on Daniela Pelaez , the valedictorian at North Miami Senior High with a 6.7 GPA and a U.S. citizen brother who served in the Army in Afghanistan... Read More