Immigration Law

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The True Costs of Deportation: Julia Preston
Posted on 24 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Preston, The Marshall Project, June 22, 2020 "... Across the country, hundreds of thousands of American families are coping with anguish compounded by steep financial decline after a spouse’s or parent’s deportation, a more enduring... Read More

The Immigration Crisis Jeff Sessions Leaves Behind - Julia Preston
Posted on 8 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Preston, The Marshall Project, Nov. 7, 2018 - "Before he was forced to resign on Wednesday, Sessions was exceptionally aggressive as attorney general, using his authority to steer the immigration courts , restrict access for migrants to the... Read More

Zero Tolerance Lives On - Julia Preston
Posted on 17 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Preston, The Marshall Project, Sept. 14, 2018 - "... At an office in McAllen that buzzes 24 hours a day, Border Patrol agents and lawyers labor through the night churning out stacks of documents to charge dozens of migrants, who often are taken... Read More

Julia Preston: Lost in Court
Posted on 19 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Preston, The Marshall Project, Jan. 19, 2018 - "In one of his first executive orders a year ago, President Trump commanded that immigration judges from across the country should be rushed to detention centers along the border, warning that... Read More

States Are Divided by the Lines They Draw on Immigration
Posted on 30 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Washington has long allowed immigrants without legal status to get driver’s licenses. So Ofelia Rosas Ramos, a Mexican living illegally in Seattle, has had her license since 2008. “That is one of the big advantages of this state,”... Read More

DOJ Releases IJ Ruling Calling for Removal of Salvadoran General Vides Casanova
Posted on 12 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This week, in response to a lawsuit filed by The New York Times and Julia Preston, the Department of Justice released the ruling of an immigration judge stating that Salvadoran Defense Minister Vides Casanova is subject to removal from the United... Read More

General in El Salvador Killings in ’80s Can Be Deported, BIA Rules
Posted on 13 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a decision setting a significant human rights precedent, an immigration appeals court has ruled that a former defense minister of El Salvador, a close ally of Washington during the civil war there in the 1980s, can be deported from the United... Read More

Is the Tide Turning in Artesia?
Posted on 6 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A 'fire brigade' of volunteer lawyers at the remote Artesia, New Mexico immigration jail for mothers and children is producing results. Reporters Cindy Carcamo and Julia Preston report. Read More

New York Times Sues DOJ Under FOIA for Immigration Court Decision in Salvadoran Death Squad Case
Posted on 5 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"New York Times reporter Julia Preston sued the Department of Justice for records on retired Salvadoran Gen. Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, who led the National Guard and Defense Ministry while death squads murdered tens of thousands of people. He... Read More

The Dreamers Won't Go Quietly
Posted on 3 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Preston, The Marshall Project, Sept. 1, 2017 - "If President Trump was aggravated by the legal challenges to his travel ban, wait until he takes on the young immigrants who call themselves Dreamers. He is likely to face a far bigger storm of... Read More

As U.S. Speeds Deportation of Central American Refugees, Distress Fills New Family Detention Centers
Posted on 6 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"After declaring the surge of Central American migrants crossing the border a humanitarian crisis, the Obama administration has shifted sharply to a strategy of deterrence, moving families to isolated facilities and placing them on a fast track for... Read More

Snakes and Thorny Brush, and Children at the Border Alone
Posted on 5 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hidalgo, Texas: "Border agents drove their patrol vehicles one recent day at dusk through this spit of land on the bank of the Rio Grande. Here, in a place known as the Devil’s Corner, smugglers on the Mexican side have chosen to bring thousands... Read More