Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Posted on 2 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept, Apr. 30, 2018 - "FROM THE MOMENT Scott Warren was arrested by Border Patrol agents on a remote property just north of the Mexican border, in January this year, there were questions. The 35-year-old college instructor... Read More

Court Orders Feds to Improve Conditions in Immigration Holding Cells
Posted on 19 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Nov. 18, 2016 - "A federal district court today found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is violating the constitutional rights of people detained in holding facilities in Arizona and ordered the government to take steps to improve conditions... Read More

Court Orders Release of Graphic Photos of Arizona Border Patrol Detention Facilities and Damning Expert Witness Testimony
Posted on 18 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Aug. 18, 2016 - "Today, groups made public damning evidence, including expert testimony and video stills illustrating the deplorable and unconstitutional conditions detained individuals are subjected to in Border Patrol custody in the agency’s... Read More

Class Action Challenges Tucson Border Patrol Detention Practices
Posted on 11 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Tucson Sector Border Patrol holds men, women, and children in freezing, overcrowded, and filthy cells for extended periods of time in violation of the U.S. Constitution, a group of legal organizations allege in a class-action lawsuit filed Monday... Read More

Arizona Detention Conditions Lawsuit Moves Forward: Doe v. Johnson
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Court Rejects Government’s Efforts to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Inhumane Detention Conditions in Border Patrol Facilities and Certifies Large Class of Immigrant Plaintiffs; Class Now Seeks to Unseal Government Documents Detailing Abuse NILC... Read More

It Took a Tucson Church and 10,000 Arizonans to Stop the Deportation of Rosa Robles Loreto
Posted on 2 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Stuart, Phoenix New Times, Nov. 18, 2015 - "When Tucson's paper of record, the Arizona Daily Star, published an editorial in January supporting Rosa, Cowan mailed a copy to ICE. When local churches collected 7,000 letters from community... Read More

Immigrants Sentenced in Seconds In ‘Streamline’ Justice on Border
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"“My record is 30 minutes,” Magistrate Judge Bernardo P. Velasco of Federal District Court here said one afternoon, describing the speed with which he had sealed the fates of 70 migrants caught sneaking into the country. Each of the accused... Read More

Dozens confront Border Patrol agents during Tucson traffic stop
Posted on 10 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Dozens of protesters tried to use their bodies as shields to prevent the detention of three suspected illegal immigrants stopped in front of Southside Presbyterian Church Tuesday night. At the end of a sometimes raucous confrontation, the crowd... Read More

ACLU: South Tucson Police Violate Constitution in Use of 'Show Me Your Papers' Law
Posted on 15 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Civil Liberties Union is putting law enforcement agencies across Arizona on notice that they will be held accountable for constitutional violations that result from the implementation of the state's "show me your papers"... Read More

Tucson Activists Attempt Deportation Bus Blockade
Posted on 11 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Marshals and security officers were trying to remove immigration activists who blocked the main exit of Tucson's federal courthouse this morning to keep a bus that returns deported individuals from leaving. About two dozen demonstrators... Read More

Out of the Shadows: The Working Conditions of Immigrant Women in Tucson
Posted on 2 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Out of the Shadows: The Working Conditions of Immigrant Women in Tucson A Report by the Bacon Immigration Law & Policy Program, James E.Rogers College of Law and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women September 2014 "Over the past seven... Read More

Photo of the Day: Tucson Cops Pepper-Spray Protesters
Posted on 10 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tucson Police Department officers use pepper spray to force protesters back into the sidewalk. Several dozen protesters gathered outside Southside Presbyterian Church Tuesday night in an attempt to prevent the Border Patrol from taking three people into... Read More

DACAmented Arizona Student Stripped of Scholarship
Posted on 6 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star, Sept. 4, 2016 - "An hour before his first class at Arizona State University last month, Eduardo Lujan, 23, got an unwelcome phone call. The school had revoked his two-year scholarship because of his immigration status... Read More