Immigration Law

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Federal Court Enjoins ICE Courthouse Arrests in Mass.
Posted on 21 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kate Sullivan, CNN, June 20, 2019 "A federal judge in Massachusetts on Thursday blocked federal authorities from making civil immigration arrests inside the state's courthouses. US District Judge Indira Talwani issued a preliminary injunction... Read More

Prosecutors, Public Defenders, Community Groups Sue ICE over Courthouse Arrests in Mass.
Posted on 29 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Goodwin Procter, Apr. 29, 2019 "Today, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), and the Chelsea Collaborative filed a groundbreaking lawsuit... Read More

Expert: ICE Tactics 'Instill Fear'
Posted on 26 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Valerie Bauman, Daily Mail UK, July 25, 2018 - "The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency more than tripled the number of work site investigations it conducted so far in 2018, according to new federal data. Since October 1, 2017 –... Read More

Expert: Immigrants Fearful of Reporting Crimes to Police Due to ICE Tactics
Posted on 26 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ben Leonard, NBC News, July 25, 2018 - "Federal immigration agents have used more aggressive tactics since a January 2017 executive order by President Donald Trump that broadened their authority, a New York immigrant advocacy group alleges. ... "ICE... Read More

NY City Bar Issues Recommendations in Response to ICE Arrests in New York State Courthouses
Posted on 18 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYCB, July 11, 2018 - "Calling the increasing number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) civil arrests in and around New York State courthouses “a threat to the New York State court system’s ability to ensure access to justice... Read More

Report: Courts Should Stand Up to ICE
Posted on 7 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Josefa Velasquez and Colby Hamilton, New York Law Journal, December 05, 2017 - "As the number of arrests at courthouses by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers continue to rise under the Trump Administration, a report released Tuesday... Read More

ICE Policy on Arrests at Courthouses, FAQ on Enforcement at 'Sensitive Locations'
Posted on 1 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Jan. 10, 2018 - Civil Immigration Enforcement Actions Inside Courthouses ICE, Jan. 31, 2018 - FAQ on Sensitive Locations and Courthouse Arrests Read More

Immigration protesters arrested in Montgomery, Alabama
Posted on 17 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Diane Martel and a dozen people, ranging in age from 17 to 57, were arrested during a protest of HB 56, Alabama's new immigration law. The protesters arrested were all undocumented immi­grants, living in different parts of the country... Read More

Expert: ICE 'Sensitive Locations' Label 'Largely Symbolic'
Posted on 10 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tim Henderson, Governing, May 10, 2017 - "[A]n ICE policy, held over from the Obama administration, ... discourages raids in what the agency calls “sensitive locations” including churches, hospitals, schools and college campuses, without... Read More

Number of Immigrants Without Criminal Records Arrested by ICE Triples in New England
Posted on 31 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Shannon Dooling, WBUR, May 31, 2017 - "Under President Trump, officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are casting a broader net when it comes to who they're prioritizing for arrest. According to ICE data, the focus in New... Read More

ICE Courthouse Arrests Spark Backlash from Prosecutors
Posted on 16 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

James, Queally, L.A. Times, Mar. 15, 2017 - "[I]n the past few weeks, attorneys and prosecutors in California, Arizona, Texas and Colorado have all reported teams of ICE agents — some in uniform, some not — sweeping into courtrooms or... Read More

DHS 'Privacy' Policy Blocks Release of Names of Immigrant Arrests; Paper Sues
Posted on 11 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Obama administration announced last week that it had made America safer by arresting 3,100 illegal immigrants who have criminal records or are immigration fugitives or immigration violators. Twenty-four of that number were right here in... Read More

Border arrests plummet
Posted on 5 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Arrests of [ unauthorized ] migrants trying to cross the southern U.S. border have plummeted to levels not seen since the early 1970s, according to tallies released by the Department of Homeland Security last week, a historic shift that could... Read More