Immigration Law

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No Fighting Chance: ICE's Denial of Access to Counsel in U.S. Immigration Detention Centers
Posted on 9 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU Report "This ACLU research report, No Fighting Chance: ICE's Denial of Access to Counsel in U.S. Immigration Detention Centers , provides the first comprehensive study of the barriers to access to counsel in U.S. immigration detention... Read More

Expert: Latest Supreme Court Ruling Means More Lawyers Needed in Immigration Court (Law360)
Posted on 17 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mike LaSusa, Law360, May 16, 2022 "The U.S. Supreme Court's Monday ruling barring judicial review of immigration courts' factual findings raises the stakes for noncitizens in immigration court proceedings, underscoring their need for adequate... Read More

Advocates Push Back Against Rosy ICE Access to Counsel Report
Posted on 4 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

National Immigrant Justice Center, American Immigration Council, ACLU of Southern California, Southern Poverty Law Center, March 22, 2022 "Our organizations provide legal services or represent organizations that provide legal services to individuals... Read More

Access to Counsel: Did ICE Lie to Congress?
Posted on 29 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Suzanne Monyak, Roll Call, Mar. 22, 2022 "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement claimed in a new report to congressional appropriators about detention that immigrants had “unabated” access to lawyers during the pandemic — though... Read More

Groups Demand ICE Allow Detained Haitians Access to Legal Services
Posted on 9 Nov 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Innovation Law Lab, Nov. 9, 2021 " ESTANCIA N.M. –– Last Friday, November 5th, a group of immigrant rights advocates and organizations delivered a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) demanding access to legal services... Read More

EOIR Launches CCI, Reboots MHP
Posted on 29 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Sept. 28, 2021 "The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced its “Access EOIR” initiative. Through this multi-faceted effort, EOIR aims to increase access to information and raise the level of representation... Read More

Remembering Judge Robert Katzmann, a Pioneer in Providing Legal Counsel for Immigrants
Posted on 27 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Camille Mackler, Documented, July 27, 2021 "Judge Robert Katzmann was struck the same way we all are by the fundamental lack of fairness in immigration proceedings. It started in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the late 2000s. Judge Katzmann... Read More

Report: Access to Counsel for Detained Immigrants in PA
Posted on 2 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Penn State Law, Oct. 2, 2019 "The Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (CIRC) has released a report on behalf of its client, the Pennsylvania Immigrant Family Unity Project (PAIFUP), that looks at the issue of detained immigrants’... Read More

Lawsuit: ICE Detention Centers Deny Detainees Contact With Attorneys
Posted on 27 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Dec. 17, 2018 - "For immigrants facing deportation, assistance from attorneys can make a profound difference in the outcome of their cases — immigrants with lawyers have an overwhelmingly better chance of being able to stay in the U.S... Read More

Access to Counsel Victory in Oregon: Innovation Law Lab v. Nielsen
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Innovation Law Lab v. Nielsen, June 25, 2018, Case No. 3:18-cv-01098-SI, D. Or. - "IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ Motion for Temporary Restraining Order is GRANTED, and until this Court orders otherwise and except as otherwise expressly permitted... Read More

Report: Systematic Violation Of Immigrants’ Right To Counsel at Remote Immigration Jail
Posted on 4 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC, Nov. 29, 2017 - "This report focuses on the Cibola County Correctional Center, a prison complex in rural New Mexico owned and operated by the private prison giant CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America)1 with the capacity to... Read More

Access to Counsel in Immigration Court: Special Report
Posted on 30 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ingrid Eagly, Steve Shafer, Sept. 28, 2016 - "This report presents the results of the first national study of access to counsel in U.S. immigration courts. Drawing on data from over 1.2 million deportation cases decided between 2007 and 2012, the... Read More

FOIA Victory in D.C. - American Immigration Council v. ICE
Posted on 25 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiff American Immigration Council brought this action under the Freedom of Information Act seeking records on immigrants' access to legal counsel during their interactions with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities. Defendant... Read More

Access to Counsel and the Political Geography of Immigration Detention - Rendition Into the Archipelago
Posted on 6 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Among the more striking comments at the event convened last week in New Orleans by Human Rights First, Dialogues on Detention: Lessons from Criminal Justice Reform for Immigration Detention , were those by Louisiana State University Law School Professor... Read More

DHS Still Stalling on Access to Counsel FOIA Response: AIC v. DHS
Posted on 13 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This dispute started with a Freedom of Information Act request by the American Immigration Council, an immigration law and policy group, seeking information about individuals’ access to counsel during their interactions with Immigration and... Read More