Immigration Law

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CA9 on Credibility: Iman v. Barr
Posted on 25 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Iman v. Barr "In light of the totality of the circumstances and in the context of the administrative record presented to us, the evidence in this case compels the conclusion that Iman’s testimony was credible. Exercising jurisdiction under... Read More

CA8 on CAT, Somalia, Standard of Review: Kassim v. Barr
Posted on 3 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kassim v. Barr "The overarching question in this case is whether the Board of Immigration Appeals applied its own standard of review correctly. After an immigration judge granted a waiver of inadmissibility and deferral of removal to Ahmed Shariif... Read More

TPS EADs Automatically Extended for Somalia, Yemen
Posted on 12 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS " 03/11/20 TPS for Somalia Extended for 18 Months; EADs Automatically Extended Through Sept. 13, 2020 Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf decided to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Somalia for... Read More

TPS Extension for Somalia (Advance Notice)
Posted on 10 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 03/11/2020. "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Somalia... Read More

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

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

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