Immigration Law

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The "Guerrilla Habeas Team" Combating ICE in New York
Posted on 6 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alice Speri, The Intercept, Mar. 5, 2019 "...In New York, as across the country, Trump’s war on immigrants had manifested in an escalation of detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants who had lived in the country sometimes for... Read More

Report: False “Gang Allegations” Deny NY Teens’ Access to Immigration Status and Bond Services
Posted on 19 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYIC Feb. 13, 2019 "The New York Civil Liberties Union and the New York Immigration Coalition released a new report today documenting how allegations of gang membership, no matter how vague or flimsy, can lead to the denial of immigration relief... Read More

Excerpts From the Jan. 1, 2013 Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 20 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

USCIS Issues Policy Memo on International Filings On November 30, 2012, USCIS issued a final policy memorandum outlining the circumstances in which applicants may file Form I-601 (Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility) and any associated... Read More

2 New NYSBA Ethics Opinions on Immigration - Law360
Posted on 27 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, July 24, 2015 - "Lawyers for children in immigration proceedings may disclose the names and some information about their clients’ cases to so-called granting organizations in certain instances, according to one of two recently published... Read More

NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Executive Order Prohibiting State Agencies from Inquiring About Immigration Status
Posted on 15 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gov. Cuomo, Sept. 15, 2017 - "Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued Executive Order 170 that prohibits state agencies and officers from inquiring about or disclosing an individual's immigration status unless required by law or necessary to determine... Read More

New York to Spend $10M on Immigration Legal Services
Posted on 5 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Daily News, Apr. 5, 2017 - "Looking to fight back against President Trump’s immigration policies, the state is set to dedicate $10 million in its emerging new budget for immigrant legal services, the Daily News has learned. The commitment... Read More

Advocates hail Bloomberg's support of City Council legislation
Posted on 1 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a significant reversal, the Bloomberg administration said Friday that it would support a City Council bill that would hamper federal authorities’ ability to detain, and eventually deport, foreign-born inmates on Rikers Island who... Read More

De Blasio Under Fire For Plan To Keep Some Immigrants Out Of Legal Aid Program
Posted on 3 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Roque Planas, Elise Foley, Huffington Post, June 2, 2017 - "For the last three years, New York City has footed the bill for lawyers to defend certain immigrants facing deportation under a unique program that other cities have begun to emulate. ... Read More