Immigration Law

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'Shocked and Humiliated': Lawsuits Accuse Border Guards of Invasive Searches of Minors, Women
Posted on 20 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Susan Ferriss, Center for Public Integrity, Aug. 19, 2018 - "Lovell’s lawsuit — and 10 others since 2011 reviewed by the Center for Public Integrity — raise timely and unsettling questions about how far border and other immigration... Read More

Tags: lawsuits , cbp , border , search

ICE Withheld Deported Parents’ Phone Numbers From Lawyers, ACLU Says
Posted on 14 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelina Chapin, Huffington Post, Aug. 9, 2018 - "The American Civil Liberties Union told HuffPost that the government finally handed over phone numbers this week for the more than 400 migrant parents who were separated from their children and... Read More

Tags: ACLU , Children , ICE , border

CA9 on Border Shooting, Bivens, 4th Amendment: Rodriguez v. Swartz
Posted on 7 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rodriguez v. Swartz - "A U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on American soil shot and killed a teenage Mexican citizen who was walking down a street in Mexico. We address whether that agent has qualified immunity and whether he can be sued for violating... Read More

Doctors Blow Whistle on Dangers Migrant Children Face in Detention
Posted on 19 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, NYT, July 18, 2018 - "The Trump administration, faced with a public outcry over the separation of migrant families at the Southwest border, has said it is exploring a major expansion of family detention centers. But two of the government’s... Read More

Expert: Court Sanctions Against Feds Over Family Separations Would Be Difficult To Enforce
Posted on 12 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alan Gomez, USA Today, July 11, 2018 - "A federal judge may decide this week to impose some kind of punishment against the Trump administration if he determines that it failed to meet his deadlines to reunite immigrant children separated from their... Read More

Family Separation Update - 4 Things You Need to Know (July 10, 2018)
Posted on 11 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 10, 2018 - "On June 26, a federal judge issued a national injunction in the ACLU’s class action lawsuit against the Trump administration’s policy of separating children and parents at the border. He ordered the government to... Read More

Defense Contractor Detained Migrant Children in Vacant Phoenix Office Building
Posted on 9 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aura Bogado, Ziva Branstetter and Vanessa Swales, Reveal, CIR, July 6, 2018 - "A major U.S. defense contractor quietly detained dozens of immigrant children inside a vacant Phoenix office building with dark windows, no kitchen and only a few toilets... Read More

Feds Sued for Turning Away Asylum Seeker and Falsifying Paper Trail - Crespo v. USA
Posted on 6 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC - "U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers all too frequently deny individuals fleeing persecution and torture their right to seek protection in the United States, issue summary removal orders against them, and then falsify documents to support... Read More

Teen Taken at U.S. Border Tells of ‘Icebox’ Cages With 60 Girls
Posted on 5 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Erik Larson, Bloomberg, July 3, 2018 - "A 15-year-old girl who was forcibly separated from her mother after fleeing to the U.S. from El Salvador described to a Washington State investigator how she was crammed into a windowless room with 60 other... Read More

Expert: Family Separation at Border Unlikely to Deter Central American Asylum Seekers
Posted on 20 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tana Ganeva, Raw Story, June 19, 2018 - "Immigration experts point out that in addition to being inhumane, the policy is not likely to be effective because unlike Homan’s contention that the parents are choosing poorly, many don’t have... Read More

Babies Behind Bars: Child Abuse Now Government Policy Under Trump, Sessions, Nielsen
Posted on 20 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Steve Turnham, ABC News, June 18, 2018 - "There’s a vivid term mental health experts use to describe the destruction of the love of life in another human being, especially in a child: It's called “soul murder.” It can happen... Read More

Couple raises record $4 million on Facebook to reunite immigrant families
Posted on 19 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Guynn, USA Today, June 19, 2018 - "In what is the largest single fundraiser ever on Facebook, a Silicon Valley couple has drummed up millions of dollars from tens of thousands of people to reunite immigrant parents with their children. As... Read More

What separation from parents does to children: ‘The effect is catastrophic’
Posted on 19 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

William Wan, Washington Post, June 18, 2018 - "This is what happens inside children when they are forcibly separated from their parents. Their heart rate goes up. Their body releases a flood of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. Those... Read More

Kids in Cages, Laura Bush Pushes Back, and S.3036
Posted on 18 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Begin your Monday, June 18, 2018 with these three stories: 1) "Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside." 2) "I appreciate the need... Read More

Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border (Updated June 17, 2018)
Posted on 16 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dahlia Lithwick, Margo Schlanger, Slate, June 17, 2018 - "If you’re horrified by news of families being separated at the borders, here’s a bit of news you can use. First, the policy: It helps to be incredibly clear on what the law is... Read More