Immigration Law

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CA9 Rejects Mendoza-Hernandez: Lorenzo Lopez v. Barr
Posted on 22 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lorenzo Lopez v. Barr "We hold that a Notice to Appear that is defective under Pereira cannot be cured by a subsequent Notice of Hearing. The law does not permit multiple documents to collectively satisfy the requirements of a Notice to Appear... Read More

Supreme Court Immigration Case Could Be Bad For Business
Posted on 30 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Apr. 29, 2019 "The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a case ( Kansas v. Garcia ) that legal analysts warn may empower state and local prosecutors with political ambitions to go after businesses on immigration grounds. A... Read More

Cert. Granted in 'Stop-Time Rule' Case: Barton v. Barr
Posted on 22 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sup. Ct. No. 18-725 Issue : Whether a lawfully admitted permanent resident who is not seeking admission to the United States can be “render[ed] ... inadmissible” for the purposes of the stop-time rule, 8 U.S.C. § 1229b(d)(1). Links... Read More

Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Fresh Legal Jeopardy
Posted on 28 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Robert L. Tsai, Mar. 27, 2019 "At the time of the high court’s ruling, the key question was whether the policy was constitutional as written. But now, more than two years since Trump first issued the ban, the question isn’t simply... Read More

Peter Margulies on Preap
Posted on 21 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Peter Margulies, Mar. 20, 2019 "The Supreme Court’s March 19 decision on in Nielsen v. Preap rejected challenges to mandatory detention of certain noncitizens—“aliens” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Generally... Read More

Supreme Court on 'When...Released' - Nielsen v. Preap (5-4)
Posted on 19 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nielsen v. Preap (5-4) Justice Alito for the majority: "[T]he United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that this mandatory-detention requirement [8 U. S. C. §1226(c)] applies only if a covered alien is arrested by immigration... Read More

Expert: Kansas Immigration Case at Supreme Court Could Affect ID Theft Prosecutions
Posted on 18 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariane de Vogue, CNN, Mar. 18, 2019 "The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a case [ Kansas v. Garcia, No. 17-834 ] next term concerning Kansas' prosecution of three undocumented immigrants for using stolen Social Security numbers in an... Read More

Expert: What Justice Gorsuch's Vote in Dimaya Means
Posted on 6 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter, March 5, 2019 "James Dimaya thought he was on the verge of deportation last year. Then, President Donald Trump's first Supreme Court nominee saved him. Now Dimaya is in the clear, working as a delivery... Read More

Former Consular Officer: "There Really Is No Waiver" for Muslim Travel Ban
Posted on 6 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Emami v. Nielsen "[E]xhibits in the complaint ... include a declaration by a former consular officer, Christopher Richardson, Esq., who was employed by the United States Department of State from 2011 to 2018, and most recently as American Citizens... Read More

Expert: Supreme Court Immigration Cases 'More Important Than Ever'
Posted on 14 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Narea, Law360, Dec. 13, 2018 - "In Jennings v. Rodriguez , the high court ruled in February that certain immigrants held in mandatory detention during deportation proceedings aren't entitled to bond hearings after six months in custody... Read More

Jennings Remanded to District Court
Posted on 26 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CA9, Nov. 19, 2018 - "On remand from the Supreme Court’s opinion in Jennings v. Rodriguez, 138 S. Ct. 830 (2018), in an action in which petitioners challenge their prolonged immigration detention, the panel remanded constitutional claims and... Read More

Expert: Trump's Asylum Ban May Head to Supreme Court
Posted on 21 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Nov. 20, 2018 - "A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants no matter where or how they entered the United States, dealing at least a temporary setback... Read More

Trump Tries to Bypass Lower Courts on DACA
Posted on 6 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy Howe, SCOTUSBlog, Nov. 5, 2018 - "The federal government tonight returned to the Supreme Court , asking it once again to intervene in a dispute over the Trump administration’s decision to end the program known as “Deferred Action... Read More

Debriefing Preap: Chacón, Johnson and Margulies
Posted on 16 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On October 10, 2018, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in an immigration case, Sessions v. Preap . Three experts help us understand the case and how the Court might rule: Prof. Jennifer M. Chacón - Are there limits to the government’s... Read More

Transcript of Nielsen v. Preap SC Oral Argument
Posted on 11 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USSC, Oct. 10, 2018 - "CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: We'll hear argument first this morning in Case 16-1363, Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, versus Preap. ..." Read More