Immigration Law

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CA11 on Prolonged ICE Detention, Bivens, Jurisdiction: Alvarez v. ICE
Posted on 25 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alvarez v. ICE, Mar. 24, 2016 - "Although we hold that § 1252(g) does not bar us from considering the merits of Alvarez’s claim, we also find that no Bivens remedy is available to him, both because the Immigration and Nationality Act sets... Read More

ORR Social Worker at Jail for Refugee Kids: "I Wanted No Part of It Any Longer"
Posted on 10 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It was the summer of 2014 when I finally realized what I was being asked to do: incarcerate children. I was 22, new to social work, and working in Seattle at a 20-bed facility that houses 12- to 17-year-old immigrant youths. It’s funded by... Read More

CA9 on Descamps, Divisibility: Rendon v. Holder
Posted on 22 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this case, we consider whether a statute written in the disjunctive is divisible in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Descamps v. United States, 133 S. Ct. 2276 (2013). The statutory text at issue is a different portion of the same... Read More

CA3 on Definition of 'Crime' in INA: Castillo v. Atty. Gen. (Castillo II)
Posted on 3 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This immigration matter has already been before this Court once before on a petition for review. Bernardo Castillo previously petitioned for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”), which dismissed his appeal... Read More