Immigration Law

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DACA Must Be Fully Restored: Federal Court (NAACP v. Trump)
Posted on 6 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, Dan Berman, CNN, Aug. 4, 2018 - "A federal judge on Friday upheld his order that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should be fully restored, setting a 20-day deadline for the administration to do so. DC District Judge... Read More

Tags: NAACP , daca , bates , Trump

Unpub. BIA Nicaraguan CAT Victory (Dec. 1, 2017)
Posted on 18 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The applicant, a native and citizen of Nicaragua, appeals from an Immigration Judge's decision, dated June 8, 2017, denying his application for deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture (Convention), 8 C.F.R. § 1208.17. The... Read More

Expert: Latest DACA Ruling Could Benefit 'Tens of Thousands' of Dreamers
Posted on 25 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Apr. 25, 2018 - "In the biggest setback yet for the Trump administration in its attempt to end a program that shields some undocumented young adults from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the protections... Read More

Positive Decision on Segregability in FOIA Cases from D.D.C.
Posted on 2 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rachel C. Zoghlin writes: "On July 30, 2015, after over two years of litigation, Judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a highly-anticipated decision in the companion FOIA cases Mezerhane Gosen v. USCIS... Read More

Initial Asylum-Related FOIA Victory in D.C.: Mezerhane de Schnapp v. USCIS
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sandra Grossman and Rachel Zoghlin write: "On July 18, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates ordered USCIS to produce to the Court unredacted copies of all disputed documents remaining at issue in long-pending asylum-related litigation under... Read More

CA5 on Marijuana Personal Use Exception: Flores Esquivel v. Lynch
Posted on 2 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this appeal, we reject the Board of Immigration Appeals’s (BIA) interpretation of the statute it administers and vacate the BIA decision under review. We do so because the plain language of the relevant statute clearly contradicts the interpretation... Read More