Immigration Law

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What Emergency? (Opinion)
Posted on 14 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

GEN. MICHAEL HAYDEN and MATTHEW G. OLSEN, March 13, 2019 Gen. Michael Hayden (ret.) is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency. Matthew G. Olsen is former director of the National Counterterrorism Center... Read More

NAIJ Urges Congress to End Government Shutdown
Posted on 14 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On January 9, 2019, the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges, A. Ashley Tabaddor, sent this letter to all U.S. senators and representatives. She stated: "There is currently a backlog of more than 800,000 pending immigration... Read More

Senate Report: Oversight of the Care of Unaccompanied Alien Children (Aug. 15, 2018)
Posted on 24 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

United States Senate, PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Aug. 15, 2018 - "Since 2015, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has conducted extensive oversight of federal government... Read More

Groups Ask Senate for Oversight on USCIS Memos
Posted on 16 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aug. 14, 2018 letter to Senators Grassley, Feinstein - "We the undersigned representing higher and international education, business, immigration, and human rights organizations are alarmed by what appears to be a comprehensive plan of the U.S. Citizenship... Read More

Update on New and Novel PSGS: USCIS, Apr. 15, 2015
Posted on 24 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A Washington Times article references a 27-page document on the 'particular social group' (PSG) aspect of asylum adjudications, discussed during an April 23, 2015 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing . The document, dated April 15, 2015 and entitled... Read More

Legomsky on Legality of DAPA, Expanded DACA (Senate Testimony)
Posted on 22 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Several members of this committee have publicly expressed concerns about the views of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch as to the legality of President Obama’s recently- announced executive actions on immigration. I have studied these... Read More

Alaska Immigration Lawyer Margaret Stock Picks Up Key Endorsement in U.S. Senate Run
Posted on 22 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press, Aug. 19, 2016 - "Jeff King, a four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, is changing political teams when it comes to Alaska's U.S. Senate race, pulling his endorsement of Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski... Read More

Alaska Immigration Lawyer Margaret Stock Files Papers for U.S. Senate Run
Posted on 13 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Erica Martinson, Alaska Dispatch News, Aug. 12, 2016 - " Margaret Stock arrived at the Division of Elections in Anchorage at 10 a.m. Friday with a thick stack of papers containing, she said, twice the number of signatures required to get on the November... Read More

Tags: stock , Alaska , Senate

Taking Stock: Alaska's Next Senator?
Posted on 14 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anchorage Press, Oct. 13, 2016 - "When Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump entered the race in June of last year, his announcement speech included the allegation that Mexicans illegally entering the United States were criminals, drug traffickers... Read More

Tags: stock , Alaska , Senate

Senators' Letter Blasts Private Immigration Prisons
Posted on 28 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Sept. 26, 2016 - " Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), with other leading senators, pressed the Obama administration Monday on the use of private prisons and contract facilities by the Department of Homeland Security. The... Read More

Alaska Immigration Attorney Margaret D. Stock Launches Senate Bid
Posted on 17 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Devin Kelly, Alaska Dispatch News, Feb. 17, 2016 - "Anchorage immigration attorney Margaret Stock said Tuesday that she’s running as an independent against Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel with the U... Read More

The Power and Potential of High Skilled Immigration
Posted on 17 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Now more than ever, we need an honest conversation about reforms that can improve and strengthen the admission of these immigrants into our labor force. But to do that, we must move the current immigration debate beyond the stereotypes, myths, and... Read More

Expert: Immigration Reform May Come In 'Bite-Size Packages,' If At All
Posted on 22 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

“[Sessions’ opposition to the bill] shows the tension within the Republican Party. You've got some members who want to be accommodating on immigration because they want to attract the Latino vote for 2016, whereas others are firmly anti... Read More

Senate Hearing on Child Migrant Crisis
Posted on 28 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Live now on YouTube here . Subcommittee website here . Adequacy of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children From Human Trafficking Member Statements Senator Rob Portman R (OH... Read More

Senate Hearing Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later
Posted on 6 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later Full Committee Hearing July 07, 2015 10:00AM Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses Juan P. Osuna Director... Read More