Immigration Law

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Materials Related to L-E-A-
Posted on 31 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Link to the July 29, 2019 A.G. decision here . Link to briefs and other materials collected by CLINIC Legal here . Read More

A.G. Barr on 'Particular Social Group' - Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 581 (A.G. 2019)
Posted on 31 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 581 (A.G. 2019) (1) In Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 40 (BIA 2017), the Board of Immigration Appeals improperly recognized the respondent’s father’s immediate family as a “particular social group”... Read More

A.G. Vacates Matter of E-F-H-L-
Posted on 5 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

27 I&N Dec. 226 (A.G. 2018) Interim Decision #3917 Matter of E-F-H-L-, Respondent Decided by Attorney General March 5, 2018 Pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 1003.l(h)(l)(i) (2017), I direct the Board of Immigration Appeals (“Board”) to refer... Read More

UPDATED - Sessions Refers Administrative Closure Question to Himself: Matter of Castro Tum, 27 I&N Dec. 187 (A.G. 2018)
Posted on 5 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[ UPDATE : Here is a link to the underlying unpublished BIA decision dated Nov. 27, 2017 .] Matter of Castro Tum, 27 I&N Dec. 187 (A.G. 2018) - The Attorney General referred the decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals to himself for review... Read More

NY Attorney General Shuts Down Unlicensed Visa Consultant
Posted on 11 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYAG, Sept. 8, 2015 - "Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that his office reached an agreement with Entertainment Visa Consultant Company (EVC) and its CEO, David King. This agreement will resolve the Attorney General’s investigation... Read More

Washington State Atty. Gen. Sues Trump Over Refugee Ban
Posted on 30 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Jan. 30, 2017 - "Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that he is filing a lawsuit in federal court today against President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and high-ranking Trump Administration... Read More

Trump Fires 'Hero" For Refusing to Defend Refugee Ban
Posted on 31 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mike Lillis, The Hill, Jan. 31, 2017 - "House Democrats are wasting no time in denouncing President Trump for firing the nation's top law enforcer after she refused to carry out his directives barring refugees and those traveling from Muslim... Read More

NY Atty. Gen. Post Legal Tools To Protect Immigrant Communities in Anticipation of Trump Crackdown
Posted on 20 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Jan. 19, 2017 - "Anticipating potential changes in federal immigration enforcement practices and priorities, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today provided local governments and law enforcement... Read More

A.G. to Review Divisibility; Chairez-Castrejon and Sama Stayed: 26 I&N Dec. 686 (A.G. 2015)
Posted on 3 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Martin CHAIREZ-Castrejon, Matter of Vera SAMA, 26 I&N Dec. 686 (A.G. 2015) "The Attorney General referred the decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals to herself for review of an issue relating to the application of Descamps... Read More

CA9 on Authority to Terminate Asylum: Nijjar v. Holder
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We address whether the Department of Homeland Security has authority to terminate an alien’s asylum status, and conclude that it does not. ... Congress did not confer the authority to terminate asylum on the Department of Homeland Security... Read More

Cal. Atty. Gen. on ICE Detainers: Bulletin
Posted on 26 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued an information bulletin to California law enforcement agencies that provides updated information on their responsibilities and potential liability for complying with Immigration and Customs Enforcement... Read More

Minn. Attorney General Sues Immigration Scammer
Posted on 13 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Minnesota Attorney General's Office has filed a lawsuit against against a woman and her companies for allegedly posing as an attorney and charging immigrants thousands of dollars for legal work on immigration matters that she was not authorized... Read More

Update from Alabama: Attorney General Posts Guidance on the Toughest Immigration Law in the Nation
Posted on 5 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced that he has established a special webpage for providing updates and information on Alabama’s new immigration law, Act No. 2011-535, which is widely considered to be the toughest in... Read More

DOJ to Alabama: Step away from the schoolhouse door
Posted on 5 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ response to Alabama's demand for citation of legal authority to collect information on the new Alabama immigration law. - DOJ, Nov. 4, 2011 . Read More

N. Carolina Attorney General Opinion: DACA Grantees 'Legally Present' for DL Purposes
Posted on 17 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Based upon our review of the historical background and legal concepts applicable to prosecutorial discretion and deferred status in the enforcement of immigration laws, we believe that individuals who present documentation demonstrating a grant... Read More