Immigration Law

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Immigration Agencies Communicated Prior to Arrest of Sanctuary Leader
Posted on 27 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tina Vasquez, Rewire.News, Mar. 25, 2019 "Documents obtained by Rewire.News through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show that immigration enforcement officials reached out to the federal agency tasked with naturalizations and immigration... Read More

CA4 on Conviction: Guzman Gonzalez v. Sessions
Posted on 2 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Guzman Gonzalez v. Sessions - "The question presented for our review is purely legal: does the imposition of $100 in court costs, assessed attendant to a prayer for judgment continued under North Carolina law, qualify as a “conviction”... Read More

Criminal Trial Date Set for Immigration Attorney Charged With Using Electronic Device in Court: USA v. Rebecca Moriello
Posted on 24 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Official EOIR policy permits attorneys to use their electronics in court: "Attorneys or representatives of record, active members of a State Bar, and attorneys from the Department of Homeland Security representing the government in proceedings... Read More

Congressional Pressure Brings Stay of Deportation for North Carolina Teen - Updated
Posted on 22 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anne Blythe, News & Observer, Mar. 20, 2016 - "The planned deportation of Wildin Guillen Acosta, a Riverside High School student, was put on hold Sunday to give attorneys a brief window to appeal an immigration judge’s decision from late... Read More

Congressional Pressure Brings Stay of Deportation for North Carolina Teen
Posted on 21 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anne Blythe, News & Observer, Mar. 20, 2016 - "The planned deportation of Wildin Guillen Acosta, a Riverside High School student, was put on hold Sunday to give attorneys a brief window to appeal an immigration judge’s decision from late... Read More

NC Woman’s Deportation Order a ‘Symbol of Everything Wrong With the Immigration System’
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tina Vasquez, Rewire, June 21, 2017 - "For the past eight years, Minerva Cisneros Garcia has checked in regularly with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But on April 23 everything changed for the mother of four children, who is being forced to... Read More

News Excerpts From the Oct. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 20 Sep 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

ICE Issues New Guidelines on Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention Centers: On September 4, 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a directive establishing policy and procedures for the placement of detainees in solitary... Read More

Williams Mullen Alert: North Carolina's Version of E-Verify Signed Into Law
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by Williams Mullen

By Walter I. Skinner Governor Purdue has signed into law North Carolina's version of E-Verify. Under the new law, which takes effect over a period of years as described below, all employers with 25 or more employees working in North Carolina are... Read More

DOJ Remands Another DHS 'DOMA Denial'
Posted on 14 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Just before Mother’s Day this North Carolina family learned that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) rejected the denial of the marriage-based green card petition they had filed last year. The BIA sent the case back to the U.S. Citizenship... Read More

Latinos in North Carolina: A Growing Part of the State's Economic and Social Landscape
Posted on 26 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this Perspectives , the author finds that North Carolina has became an important barometer of contemporary immigration debates for the nation and especially for the Southeast, which has become a new frontier for Latin American migration... Read More

New North Carolina Driver Licenses Will Flag Non-U.S. Citizens
Posted on 21 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Newly designed North Carolina driver’s licenses coming this summer will be used to distinguish people who are not U.S. citizens, a measure that state transportation officials describe as a safeguard against voter fraud and civil-rights advocates... Read More

NC Law Students Use Spring Break to Assist Refugee Moms, Kids in Texas Immigration Lockup
Posted on 2 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Several Elon University School of Law students are traveling to the San Antonio area to Karnes Detention Center, which houses women and children fleeing violence in their home countries. They have come seeking asylum in the United States, and have... Read More

North Carolina Gives Second-Class Licenses to DACA Drivers
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" After going back and forth on the matter, North Carolina came up with a compromise of sorts. The state would issue these young immigrants driver's licenses . But you would never confuse them with a regular driver's license. First of all... Read More