Immigration Law

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California Counties File First Lawsuit Over Trump's 'Public Charge' Rule
Posted on 14 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill, Aug. 13, 2019 "Two California counties on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit against the Trump administration's new "public charge" rule that allows the government to deny entry or green cards to immigrants... Read More

Permanent Injunction Granted in Cal. Sanctuary Cities Case
Posted on 8 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

San Francisco v. Sessions, Oct. 5, 2018 - "In agreement with every court that has looked at these issues, I find that: the challenged conditions violate the separation of powers; Section 1373 is unconstitutional; the Attorney General exceeds the... Read More

Kate Steinle trial: Garcia Zarate Acquitted in San Francisco Pier Killing
Posted on 1 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Vivian Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 30, 2017 - "A jury handed a stunning acquittal on murder and manslaughter charges to a homeless undocumented immigrant whose arrest in the killing of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco Bay pier intensified a... Read More

Meet the Experts!
Posted on 13 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Are you attending the AILA Conference in San Francisco? Please Join Lexis® at the 2018 AILA Annual Meeting, June 13 -16, Exhibit Hall Booth 401 See a demonstrations of Lexis® Advance and the Lexis® Immigration Practice Center. ... Read More

Court Permanently Enjoins Trump's 'Sanctuary Cities' EO
Posted on 21 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

County of Santa Clara v. Trump, Nov. 20, 2017 - "I GRANT the Counties’ motions for summary judgment on the Executive Order and permanently enjoin Section 9(a). ... The Counties have demonstrated that the Executive Order has caused and will... Read More

Breaking: Faced With S.F. Lawsuit, Trump Lawyer Backs Down on Sanctuary Cities
Posted on 14 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Apr. 14, 2017 - "City Attorney Dennis Herrera today released the following statement after Judge William H. Orrick heard arguments in U.S. District Court on San Francisco’s motion for a preliminary... Read More

Trump Handed "Sweeping Defeat...Humiliating Loss" in Sanctuary Cities Case: County of Santa Clara v. Trump
Posted on 26 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, Apr. 26, 2017 - " The Post reports : A federal judge in San Francisco dealt the Trump administration another legal blow Tuesday, temporarily halting President Trump’s threat to withhold unspecified federal... Read More

Settlement Reached in Class Action Lawsuit Challenging the Shackling of Immigrants in Court
Posted on 20 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An historic settlement was reached Thursday in a class action lawsuit between immigration authorities and immigrants who are held in custody during their civil immigration proceedings in San Francisco. The settlement brings an end to the federal... Read More

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement in SF Immigration Court Shackling Case
Posted on 19 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This notice is being given by Order of the Court to individuals who may be members of a class of current and future adult immigration detainees who have or will have proceedings in immigration court in San Francisco during the period from December... Read More

San Francisco D.A. George Gascón: ICE Holds Have Chilling Effect
Posted on 14 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In my 30 years in law enforcement, I have often witnessed the unintended consequences of well-meaning but poorly developed public safety policies. Few have had as profound an impact on our constitutional rights as the widespread use of immigration... Read More

San Francisco DA launches program for immigrant victims of domestic violence
Posted on 8 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced Wednesday his office’s launch of a program that seeks to help victims of domestic violence within immigrant communities. “We want to demystify the issue of domestic violence... Read More

San Francisco Rejects ICE Jail Holds
Posted on 26 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Supervisors here have approved a policy under which local law enforcement would deny requests by immigration authorities to hold arrestees for potential deportation in all but a handful of instances. ... San Francisco’s ordinance, which requires... Read More