Immigration Law

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FLRA (2-1) Continues Effort to Bust Immigration Judges Union
Posted on 25 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Erich Wagner, GovExec, Jan. 24, 2022 "The Republican majority on the Federal Labor Relations Authority last week issued an “unprecedented” decision to move forward with busting a union of immigration judges, despite the fact that both... Read More

Will Biden/Garland Recertify the IJ Union?
Posted on 12 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Marcia Brown, American Prospect, Mar. 12, 2021 "The Trump administration’s manipulation of the immigration system went deeper than aggressive border policies and cruel detention practices. It also relentlessly pushed to rig the immigration... Read More

FLRA (2-1) Busts IJ Union; Dissent Decries "Sophistry"
Posted on 3 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

71 FLRA No. 207, Nov. 2, 2020 "After a thorough review of the record, including the Union’s opposition and the amicus curiae from the Association of Administrative Law Judges, the Authority finds that existing case law warrants reconsideration... Read More

FLRA Decertification Materials
Posted on 27 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

As many of you know, DOJ is attempting to decertify the Immigration Judges' union, on the theory that IJs are management. This argument failed twenty years ago, but DOJ is at it again. The case is currently pending before the Federal Labor Relations... Read More

Jeffrey S. Chase: DOJ's Latest Effort to Undermine an Impartial Immigration Bench
Posted on 23 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Aug. 22, 2019 The following article first appeared on the online legal news service Law360. Thanks to editor Lisa Gomberg for inviting me to contribute my views on this topic. "On Aug. 9, the U.S. Department of Justice filed... Read More

DOJ Attack on Immigration Judges 'Union Busting Plain and Simple'
Posted on 14 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NAIJ, Aug. 12, 2019 "Trump Administration Seeks to Silence Federal Immigration Judges’ Union DOJ Files Legal Documents to End the Labor Rights of Judges Retribution for Speaking Out and Exposing Problems in the Courts Judges Make Bipartisan... Read More

Border Patrol Union Endorses Extremist Video Featuring White Nationalists
Posted on 25 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Intercept, Oct. 23, 2018 - "The National Border Patrol Council, the union representing Border Patrol agents across the country, is featured in a new video that includes white nationalists and anti-Muslim extremists. The video... Read More

NAIJ Files Grievance over Sessions' Meddling in Castro-Tum
Posted on 8 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Judges’ Union Files Grievance Over DOJ’s Interference with Judicial Independence and Violation of the Due Process Rights of Those Appearing before the Immigration Courts; Guatemalan Youth Ordered Deported Despite Philadelphia-based Federal... Read More

Border Patrol Union Endorses Trump for President
Posted on 30 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

National Border Patrol Council, Mar. 30, 2016 - "The NBPC has had a longstanding practice of not endorsing presidential candidates in the primaries. We will not, however, shy away from voicing our opinions as it pertains to border security and the... Read More

ICE Agents’ Union Delays Training On New Policy On Deportation
Posted on 7 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The federal agency in charge of deportations is conducting a far-reaching training course to push immigration enforcement officers and prosecutors nationwide to focus their efforts on removing immigrants convicted of crimes. The training course... Read More

Calif. Latino Grocery Chain Fights Immigration, PR Woes
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Two decades ago, Mi Pueblo Food Center began modestly as a small butcher shop run by an illegal immigrant. Now, the supermarket that caters to the Latino immigrant community has grown into a popular chain of 21 stores in California. But with growth... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta Responds to USCIS Union Opposition to S. 744
Posted on 24 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Kenneth Palinkas, President of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, the union representing 12,000 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) adjudications officers and staff, issued a statement joining a vocal... Read More

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