Immigration Law

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DOJ Files 5th Circuit Brief in Texas v. USA
Posted on 31 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This case involves a challenge brought by Texas and other States to enjoin — nationwide — enforcement policies that the Secretary of Homeland Security adopted to manage the government’s limited immigration enforcement resources... Read More

Cities, Counties Ask Appeals Court To Let Obama Immigration Programs Move Forward
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Leaders from more than 70 cities and counties, some going against their states, joined a legal brief filed Monday asking an appeals court to allow President Barack Obama's deportation relief policies to move forward. "Continuing to delay... Read More

Immigrant helped solve murder - now ICE wants to deport him
Posted on 8 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It would have been the perfect crime: On a 1999 fishing trip, two bullies threw a third man into New Jersey’s Sandy Hook Bay, knowing he couldn’t swim. The drowning death of Michael Augulis was ruled an accident, and it stayed... Read More

Feds Ask for Stay, File Appeal to 5th Circuit: Texas v. USA
Posted on 23 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. Justice Department on Monday formally requested an emergency stay to put on hold a Texas judge's decision that temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration from taking effect. U.S. District Judge... Read More

Law Profs File Fifth Circuit Amicus Brief in Texas v. USA Appeal
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Amici Curiae are 109 immigration law professors, all of whom have substantial expertise and interest in the proper interpretation and enforcement of the immigration laws. Amici have, collectively, more than 1,500 years of experience in immigration... Read More

CBP Claims 3-Year-Old Came to U.S. 'To Look for Work'
Posted on 15 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last summer, at a United States Border Patrol station along the U.S.-Mexico border, a parade of Border Patrol agents interviewed Y-F-. Addressing Y-F- directly in Spanish, a government agent told Y-F- that "I am an officer of the United States... Read More

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Unpub. BIA Victory: Mali, FGM, one-year bar
Posted on 17 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman writes: " The UH Immigration Clinic has just won an appeal from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) involving an asylum claim which was denied previously by the Immigration Court here in Houston. The claim was filed... Read More

CA9 on Departure as Waiver of Right to Appeal: Chavez-Garcia v. Sessions
Posted on 21 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chavez-Garcia v. Sessions - "We grant ChavezGarcia’s petition for review because his departure from the United States, without more, does not provide clear and convincing evidence of a “considered” and “intelligent”... Read More