Immigration Law

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Sotomayor Dissents: Francois v. Wilkerson
Posted on 26 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Francois v. Wilkerson "Alex Francois is a 61-year-old Haitian national who came to the United States unlawfully when he was 19 and has lived here ever since. Francois suffers from severe mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder... Read More

Sotomayor's Powerful Dissent
Posted on 23 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On February 21, 2020 the Supreme Court, 5-4, allowed the government to implement the public charge regulation in Illinois , while litigation continues. Justice Sonia Sotomayor filed a powerful dissent . Read More

Supreme Court on Stop-Time Rule: Pereira v. Sessions
Posted on 21 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Pereira v. Sessions - "If the Government serves a noncitizen with a document that is labeled “notice to appear,” but the document fails to specify either the time or place of the removal proceedings, does it trigger the stop-time rule... Read More

Frank O. Sotomayor: Dear Donald Trump...
Posted on 13 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Dear Mr. Trump: When you kicked off your run for president, you resorted to a mean political trick: scapegoating. You attacked Mexican immigrants as drug runners, criminals and rapists. As an afterthought, you added, “some, I assume... Read More

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New Mexico Supreme Court on Chaidez: Ramirez v. State
Posted on 20 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In State v. Paredez, 2004-NMSC-036, ¶ 19, 136 N.M. 533, 101 P.3d 799, we held that a criminal defense attorney who represents a noncitizen client “must advise that client of the specific immigration consequences of pleading guilty”... Read More