Immigration Law

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Texas Businesses File Pro-DACA Brief; Ending Program Would Cost Economy Billions
Posted on 25 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mark Curriden, Texas Lawbook, July 22, 2018 - "A federal lawsuit by Texas officials earlier this year seeking to order the end of the federal immigration program called the Deferred Act for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, will have "immediate,... Read More

Stand and Deliver
Posted on 26 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a political stunt of a lawsuit , Texas and other states claim the White House's immigration initiatives announced on Nov. 20, 2014 are illegal. The problem is that the suit has no legs, because the plaintiffs lack "standing"... Read More

Texas Court Issues Temporary Injunction Prohibiting Licensing of Dilley Family Detention Camp
Posted on 2 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Grassroots Leadership, June 1, 2016 - " In a major victory for advocates, an Austin judge has issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from issuing a child care license under lowered... Read More

Slavery, Visa Fraud & Harboring Charged in Texas: USA v. Nsobundu
Posted on 9 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Feb. 8, 2016 - "A couple residing in Katy has been taken into custody following the filing of a criminal complaint alleging forced labor, withholding documents, conspiracy to harbor an illegal alien and visa fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth... Read More

Court Enjoins 'Deterrence' Theory on Immigration Court Bonds for Refugee Moms, Kids
Posted on 21 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal court today granted a preliminary injunction putting an immediate halt to the Obama administration's policy of locking up asylum-seeking mothers and children as a way to deter others from coming to the United States. The American... Read More

Infosys’ Record Fine Targets Outsourcing Abuses
Posted on 30 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A record fine against Infosys Ltd. (INFY) targets outsourcing companies and their alleged abuse of existing immigration laws to feed the insatiable desire for highly skilled engineers in the U.S. Infosys has been sending employees to the U.S. with... Read More

Tags: million , fine , 35 , H-1B , infosys , b-1 , Texas

DOJ Files 5th Circuit Brief in Texas v. USA
Posted on 31 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This case involves a challenge brought by Texas and other States to enjoin — nationwide — enforcement policies that the Secretary of Homeland Security adopted to manage the government’s limited immigration enforcement resources... Read More

DHS Takes Action to Comply With Judge Hanen's Order re 3-Year EADs: Texas v. USA
Posted on 16 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On July 15, 2015 the government filed two documents in Texas v. USA describing efforts to cancel and retrieve 3-year EADs. Read More

Tags: hanen , DHS , EADs , Texas

Texas Files Preemptive Lawsuit Defending 'Sanctuary Cities' Ban
Posted on 8 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TX Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton, May 8, 2017 - "Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas to uphold the constitutionality of Senate Bill 4. SB 4 bans sanctuary cities in Texas and requires... Read More

Barbara Hines, Denise Gilman Play Key Role in Defending Detained Refugee Kids, Moms in Texas
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jazmine Ulloa, Austin American-Statesman, Jan. 31, 2016 - "More than 120 women with children — loaded into government vehicles and shuffled from city to city — arrived this month at the immigrant family detention center in Dilley, adding... Read More

Tags: hutto , clinic , gilman , hines , law , ut , Texas , karnes , dilley

Judge Hanen and the Sealed Envelopes (USA v. Texas)
Posted on 9 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

With Supreme Court oral argument in USA v. Texas just days away, Judge Hanen in the lower District Court issued an order on Friday , April 9th regarding mysterious sealed envelopes proffered by the government. Stay tuned! Read More

Tags: envelopes , hanen , Texas

Judge Blocks Texas' Bid to Block Syrian Refugees: THHSC v. USA
Posted on 16 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

THHSC v. USA, June 15, 2016 - "The Commission lacks a cause of action – under either the Refugee Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, or the Declaratory Judgment Act – to enforce the Refugee Act’s advance consultation requirement... Read More

Reaction to USA v. Texas Supreme Court Oral Argument
Posted on 19 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2016, Yosemite National Park* Professors, practitioners, bloggers and reporters are reacting to yesterday's Supreme Court oral argument. (Transcript here .) A sample: Will Chief Justice Roberts Give the Administration a... Read More

Texas Birth Certificate Case Moves to Trial - Perales-Serna
Posted on 17 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

While Judge Pitman denied Plaintiffs’ Emergency Application for Temporary Injunction, his order clearly showed that Texas is on shaky ground and provided a clear road map for Plaintiffs at trial. Read the order and move beyond the headlines. News... Read More