Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Does L.A. Dodgers Baseball Star Jose Peralta Need A Work Visa to Sign Autographs?
Posted on 10 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The immigration nightmare that Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Joel Peralta recently endured is a strong example of why major league ballplayers always should carry their own baseball cards for identification. Peralta and his wife were stopped... Read More

Baseball Superstar Fernando Valenzuela Becomes American Citizen
Posted on 2 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jill Painter Lopez, New York Times, Aug. 31, 2015 - "Fernando Valenzuela recently held his right hand over his heart and clutched an American flag in his left hand, the same one that used to fire screwballs past major league batters. The photograph... Read More

No Crying, Please. It's Baseball.
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[I]t is noteworthy one never hears complaints about “immigrants taking away jobs” from Americans in the major leagues. Baseball players consider the competition for roster spots to be fair, a meritocracy. And, as Tom Hanks once... Read More

Scholar's Sidebar: Cheering for the Criminal Alien
Posted on 9 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last week’s arrest of Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona suggests that the Indians lineup card might need a makeover. The right-hander who won 19 games for Cleveland in 2007 and 13 in 2010 might not be who he says he is. Dominican... Read More

If it's good enough for hockey...
Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Americans understand in professional sports you want to build the most powerful team on the planet to compete. The NBA is 20 percent foreign-born, major league baseball one third and hockey 80 percent. We understand that image. How do we take... Read More