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Extension of the Designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status - Federal Register, Aug. 27, 2018
Posted on 27 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2018 - "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected... Read More

Year-Long Effort by UHLC Immigration Clinic Halts Deportation of Somali Green Card Holder
Posted on 9 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

University of Houston Law Center, Aug. 7, 2018 - "University of Houston Law Center faculty, students and alumni working through the school's Immigration Clinic helped convince a federal judge to order an immigration court to review the case of... Read More

Unpub. BIA Remand; Westernized Somali; Al-Shabaab (Dec. 5, 2017)
Posted on 13 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kim Hunter writes: "Respondent, a Somali national, moved for reopening of his 2003 removal order, arguing that: 1) he was eligible for asylum, withholding, and CAT due to changed country conditions; 2) he was eligible for readjustment of status through... Read More

Unpub. BIA Asylum Victory, Somalia: Matter of K-D-H- (Oct. 5, 2017)
Posted on 3 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of K-D-H- (Oct. 5, 2017, unpub.) Please read the attached IJ decision. No surprise to those of us in the trenches, but perhaps a wake-up call to those who think the asylum system is easy. Hats off to Marty Rosenbluth ! Read More

Travel Ban 3.0 - Presidential Proclamation (Sept. 24, 2017) - UPDATED
Posted on 25 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 - Here are five links regarding the new travel ban: 1. The Presidential Proclamation 2. A White House Fact Sheet 3. A White House FAQ 4. A State Department Alert (with some significant typos : a) for Iran, the chart... Read More

TPS Extended for Somalia: USCIS
Posted on 29 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from September 18, 2015, through... Read More

Cornell Asylum Clinic Wins BIA Remand for Somali (unpub., May 25, 2016)
Posted on 1 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice, Cornell Law School , and Co-Author, Immigration Law & Procedure Treatise , writes: "My colleague Estelle McKee and two students (Jamie Long and Melvin Wu) just won a remand from the... Read More

Somali CAT Victory in Arlington Immigration Court
Posted on 28 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hassan Ahmad writes: "We would like to share a CAT victory won for a Somali national . Judge Harris of the Arlington, VA Immigration Court agreed with our argument that a young, Americanized male of Somali origin would be subjected to torture within... Read More

Advance Copy of USCIS Notice: Extension of TPS for Somalia
Posted on 31 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from March 18, 2014 through September... Read More

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Somalia
Posted on 31 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from September 18, 2015, through... Read More

TPS Extended for Somalia (Jan. 17, 2017)
Posted on 14 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS... Read More

ESTA Updated re Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Global Entry
Posted on 1 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 117 / Friday, June 17, 2016 - "DHS/CBP is updating this system of records notice, last published on February 23, 2016 (81 FR 8979), to modify the scope of the system of records to reflect that the Secretary of Homeland... Read More

Unpub. BIA Asylum Victory, Somalia, FGM
Posted on 5 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In sum, we conclude that the respondent met her burden of proof for asylum based on suffering FGM and that she merits relief as a matter of discretion." - Matter of X-, Dec. 31, 2013 . [Hats off to Kim Hunter !] Read More

Advance Copy of TPS Extension for Somalia
Posted on 13 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 01/17/2017 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Somalia for Temporary Protected... Read More

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