Immigration Law

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CA3 Upholds Philadelphia's 'Sanctuary Cities' Victory Against Feds
Posted on 16 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Philadelphia v. Attorney General "Concluding that Congress did not grant the Attorney General this authority, we hold that the Challenged Conditions were unlawfully imposed. Therefore, we will affirm the District Court’s order to the extent... Read More

In Philly halls of justice, feds seizing more immigrants with no criminal past
Posted on 21 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bobby Allyn, WHYY, Dec. 20, 2017 - "As the Trump administration continues its immigration crackdown, ICE agents have found courthouses a convenient place to collar undocumented immigrants, saying the security stationed there ensures the arrests go... Read More

Judge Rules for Philly in 'Sanctuary City' Case
Posted on 15 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeff Gammage & Aubrey Whelan, Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 15, 2017 - "A federal judge has granted Philadelphia officials an injunction against the Trump administration, blocking the federal government’s attempt to withhold law-enforcement... Read More

Immigration Attorney of the Week: Brennan Gian-Grasso
Posted on 12 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Samantha Schmidt, WaPo, Oct. 12, 2017 - "For nearly 11 months, Javier Flores Garcia’s world fit inside the basement of a Philadelphia church. The Mexican father of three spent 24 hours a day within the church’s walls, unable to support... Read More

Federal Court: Sessions' Bid to Curb Philly's Sanctuary City Status is Unconstitutional
Posted on 6 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alicia Victoria Lozano, NBCPhiladelphia, June 6, 2018 - "In a decision that made Mayor Jim Kenney break out into song and dance, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over how the city deals with... Read More

Philly Says 'No' to ICE Holds (Detainers)
Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"POLICY REGARDING U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY DETAINER REQUESTS WHEREAS, immigrants make significant contributions to every facet of The City of Philadelphia’s economic, educational and cultural life; and WHEREAS,... Read More

Philly Ordinance Strikes Blow Against Notarios, Protects Immigrants
Posted on 12 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Just in time for an expected surge in immigration-services fraud, Philadelphia City Council passed landmark legislation Thursday to crack down on charlatans who pose as lawyers, and others who prey on vulnerable newcomers. Advocates for immigrants... Read More

Notorious notarios prey on immigrants
Posted on 10 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Jiang is among an untold number of immigrants who experts say have been victimized by people in their own communities - people who aren't qualified to work on complex paperwork, but do so anyway for a steep fee. In Hispanic communities, they... Read More