Immigration Law

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Trump Got His Wall, After All
Posted on 26 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rachel Morris, Highline, Nov. 24, 2019 "IN THE TWO YEARS AND 308 DAYS THAT DONALD Trump has been president, he has constructed zero miles of wall along the southern border of the United States. He has, to be fair, replaced or reinforced 76 miles... Read More

Why I Resigned as an Immigration Judge
Posted on 5 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ilyce Shugall, Aug. 4, 2019 "I have been an immigration lawyer dedicated to fairness and due process for immigrants my entire career. In 2015, convinced that my 18 years of experience as an advocate would make me a good immigration judge, I applied... Read More

The Immigration Court: Issues and Solutions - Jeffrey S. Chase
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Editor's Note: This is the most important - and damning - exposé of the Immigration Courts to date. Please read every word. Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 28, 2019 " The following is the transcript of my lecture on March 28, 2019 at Cornell... Read More

CA3 Upholds Philadelphia's 'Sanctuary Cities' Victory Against Feds
Posted on 16 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Philadelphia v. Attorney General "Concluding that Congress did not grant the Attorney General this authority, we hold that the Challenged Conditions were unlawfully imposed. Therefore, we will affirm the District Court’s order to the extent... Read More

Expert: Federal Court Ruling Will Give Asylum Seekers a 'Fair Shot'
Posted on 20 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Molly O'Toole, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 19, 2018 - "A major Trump administration policy that sought to block victims of gang and domestic violence from claiming asylum in the U.S. is illegal, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling by... Read More

Angelo A. Paparelli: The Long-Lived ‘Con Job’ – Structural Injustice in the Immigration ‘Courts’
Posted on 1 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo Paparelli, Sept. 30, 2018 - "Last week, President Trump held an 81-minute press conference . He traversed wide-ranging territory, including his notions of procedural due process. Discussing the importance of fundamental fairness when trying... Read More

Crimmigration Law & Policy Event: From Family Detention to Family Separation and Back (Sept. 17, 2018)
Posted on 14 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Crimmigration - "When Attorney General Sessions announced the Trump administration’s family separation policy, all eyes turned to the border. In countless reports, we saw parents brought to federal courts without a clue about their children’s... Read More

A Second Chance for Separated Families
Posted on 13 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Sept. 13, 2018 - "The fight over the asylum rights of families who had been separated by the Trump administration took what could be a critical turn late last night. Following weeks of negotiation, parties in three lawsuits — including... Read More

Settlement May Give Second Chance to Asylum Seekers Separated at Border
Posted on 13 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, Vox, Sept. 13, 2018 - "The Trump administration has just agreed to give parents who were separated from their children at the US-Mexico border earlier this year a second chance to make asylum claims in the US. The Department of Justice... Read More

Fact Sheet on Family Separation for Asylum seekers - CLINIC
Posted on 10 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Aug. 9, 2018 - "In April 2018, the Trump Administration began a “Zero Tolerance” policy that led to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) separating asylum-seeking parents from their children. This policy affected both families... Read More

Immigration Court Bonds Rise Under Trump
Posted on 29 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel Bush, PBS, June 28, 2018 - "Federal judges are setting unusually large bonds for detained immigrants, immigration attorneys say, including for parents who were separated from their children at the border, a shift that has delayed the parents’... Read More

Family Separation Update - 4 Things You Need to Know (July 10, 2018)
Posted on 11 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 10, 2018 - "On June 26, a federal judge issued a national injunction in the ACLU’s class action lawsuit against the Trump administration’s policy of separating children and parents at the border. He ordered the government to... Read More

Expert: Family Separation at Border Unlikely to Deter Central American Asylum Seekers
Posted on 20 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tana Ganeva, Raw Story, June 19, 2018 - "Immigration experts point out that in addition to being inhumane, the policy is not likely to be effective because unlike Homan’s contention that the parents are choosing poorly, many don’t have... Read More

Babies Behind Bars: Child Abuse Now Government Policy Under Trump, Sessions, Nielsen
Posted on 20 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Steve Turnham, ABC News, June 18, 2018 - "There’s a vivid term mental health experts use to describe the destruction of the love of life in another human being, especially in a child: It's called “soul murder.” It can happen... Read More

Kids in Cages, Laura Bush Pushes Back, and S.3036
Posted on 18 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Begin your Monday, June 18, 2018 with these three stories: 1) "Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside." 2) "I appreciate the need... Read More