Immigration Law

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Ava Benach on Jennings v. Rodriguez Oral Argument (Law360)
Posted on 10 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ava Benach, Oct. 10, 2017 - "Around the turn of the century, Hoang Minh Ly, a refugee and permanent resident of the United States, spent 564 days in detention by U.S. immigration authorities who sought his removal to his native Vietnam. He was released... Read More

An All-American Love Story: Fast-Track Citizenship
Posted on 23 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On October 17, 2013, Alan Attoof Baba became a citizen of the United States. A native of Iraq, Alan obtained his Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status in 2011 through the Department of State’s Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program . Alan served... Read More

How to Protect Yourself in Case of an ICE Raid in Your Home
Posted on 28 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ava Benach, Dec. 28, 2015 - "Happy New Year! Have an ICE raid! By now, everyone has heard that the Obama administration plans to celebrate the new year by rounding up families and removing them to Central Americ a. The administration hopes that the... Read More

Tags: raid , ragland , benach , warrant , ICE

How Bob Dylan Helped me Understand the Dream 9: Andres Benach
Posted on 28 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Andres Benach writes: "The Dream 9 have shown courage in seeking to expose the dark underbelly of immigration reform- what is actually done, what has been left out. They fit within a great American tradition of civil disobedience against unjust laws... Read More

Tags: dream 9 , benach , dylan

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

Tags: Artesia , bia , benach , cbp , aila , Manning , appeal

Ava Benach, Immigration Law Expert, Tells Her Story
Posted on 18 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Luke Vincett, Dec. 18, 2015 - "When you listen to Ava talk about her clients there is compassion audible in every syllable and a level of empathy for their story that is rare to find. Not only does she want to help them remain in the country, she... Read More

Tags: benach

Asylum: It Should Not Be This Hard - Pro Bono Victory in Artesia
Posted on 7 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Andres Benach writes : "At a time of year when we honor togetherness and fresh starts, we are comforted to know that Benach Ragland clients, Kira and her four-year-old son Ricky, have finally been granted asylum and are reunited with their husband... Read More

Public Records Show CBP-Created 'Statements' Not Reliable - AILA Amicus Brief
Posted on 15 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"AILA filed an amicus brief in a case arising from an asylum grant in Artesia. The DHS appealed the grant arguing that the respondent was not credible because her merits testimony contradicted prior border statements and credible fear statements... Read More

Mo Betta Greta
Posted on 29 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" FOBR (Friend of Benach Ragland) Erich Straub wrote a strong response to the nonsense spouted by Fox News talking head Greta Van Susteren , who waded into water over her head when she penned an op-ed stating that lawyers who helped DREAMers file... Read More

Tags: daca , greta , benach , straub

New Common Sense Rules on Material Support for Terrorism Bars
Posted on 17 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Predictably, many have used these common sense rules to accuse the administration of aiding terrorists. This is pure demagoguery. The administration has pushed the “war on terror” to new limits with the aggressive use of drones and targeted... Read More

Cleveland IJ Alison Brown issues remarkable false claim / unlawful voting victory
Posted on 4 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hats off to superlitigator Andres C. Benach for this remarkable victory. Matter of X-, Sept. 22, 2011 . Read More

Benach Ragland Welcomes Dree Collopy as Partner
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Benach Ragland is proud to announce that Dree K. Collopy has joined the firm as a Partner. By adding Dree, the firm enhances its focus on innovative and creative removal defense and litigation. In addition, Dree’s arrival at the firm... Read More