Immigration Law

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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

Handcuffs, assaults, and drugs called 'vitamins': Children allege grave abuse at migrant detention facilities
Posted on 22 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Blake Ellis, Melanie Hicken, and Bob Ortega, CNN, June 21, 2018 - "A year before the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy resulted in more than 2,300 children being separated from their families at the border in a mere five... Read More

Record of Abuse: Lawlessness and Impunity in Border Patrol's Interior Enforcement Operations
Posted on 19 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Oct. 15, 2015 - " Government records obtained by the ACLU shed new light on Border Patrol’s vast interior enforcement operations, most of which occur far from any international border. Though Border Patrol says these operations are “safe... Read More

Asylum Victory in Portland (Mexico; PSG)
Posted on 7 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amanda Gray writes: "I wanted to share with you a recent IJ decision granting asylum to a woman and her four children* based on her membership in the particular social group of “Mexican women unable to leave their domestic relationship.”... Read More

USCIS Rolls Out H-1B Fraud/Abuse Reporting System
Posted on 3 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 3, 2017 - "We have established an email address dedicated to receiving information about suspected H-1B fraud or abuse." Read More

Tags: Fraud , H-1B , abuse , USCIS

H-2B Worker Abuse Documented in Louisiana; Wal-Mart Suspends Supplier
Posted on 1 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"H-2B guestworkers at C.J.’s Seafood, a Wal-Mart supplier in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, have exposed forced labor by the employer, who forced workers to work up to 24-hour shifts with no overtime pay, locked them in the plant, threatened them... Read More

Tags: Wal-Mart , seafood , abuse , H-2B

Bordering on Criminal: The Routine Abuse of Migrants in the Removal System
Posted on 11 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This three-part series highlights the findings of the Migrant Border Crossing Study—a binational, multi-institution study of 1,110 randomly selected, recently repatriated migrants surveyed in six Mexican cities between 2009 and 2012. The study... Read More

Proposed Rule: Standards To Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Immigration Jails
Posted on 19 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to issue regulations setting standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in DHS confinement facilities. DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to... Read More

ACLU Of Texas Sues ICE Officials, Williamson County And CCA For Sexual Assault Of Immigrant Women
Posted on 20 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The ACLU of Texas today filed suit in federal district court seeking class action damages on behalf of three immigrant women who were sexually assaulted while in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the T. Don Hutto Family... Read More

Tags: ACLU , hutto , lawsuit , abuse , Texas

Unaccompanied Minor Migrants Report Abuse by CBP; Complaint Filed
Posted on 11 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Widespread abuse of unaccompanied immigrant children at the hands of U.S. border officials spurred a group of civil and human rights organizations to file a complaint today on behalf of more than 100 children, each of whom reported experiencing... Read More

Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol
Posted on 25 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Some of the immigrant children crossing the border say they are being subjected to abusive and inhumane treatment in U.S. Border Patrol stations in South Texas. This includes frigid holding rooms, sleep deprivation, verbal and psychological abuse... Read More

Immigration Detainees Seek Prison-Rape Protection
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Human rights advocates are calling on the Obama administration to do more to protect people in immigration detention centers from sexual assault. A new federal rule that will take effect next year covers inmates in jails and prisons, but some... Read More

PBS Border Patrol Investigation, Part 2: Friday, July 20th
Posted on 17 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On Friday, July 20, Need to Know will air our second investigation into alleged abuses by U.S. Border Patrol agents. Correspondent John Larson investigates stories of physical abuse, sexual assault and even torture. In the rush to stem the tide... Read More

Lawsuit alleges sexual assault by Arizona immigration jail guard
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona today filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a 28-year-old transgender woman who was intimidated, harassed, and sexually assaulted by a Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) guard while... Read More

Tags: ACLU , Arizona , lawsuit , abuse

ACLU Charges Border Abuse by CBP
Posted on 15 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Civil Liberties Union today demanded a federal investigation into allegations of rampant abuse of individuals, including U.S. citizens and legal residents, by Customs and Border Protection agents at ports of entry along the U... Read More

Tags: ACLU , cbp , abuse , border