Immigration Law

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Southern Border Facts
Posted on 23 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tired of media spin, sensationalism and outright lying about the border? Here are three reputable sources: 1. A March 23, 2021 Fact Sheet from the American Immigration Council. 2. A link to the audio from a March 23, 2021 expert roundtable from the... Read More

Court Strikes Down Trump Administration Policy Barring Refugees From Asylum
Posted on 2 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC, Aug. 2, 2019 "The federal District Court for the District of Columbia today ruled in O.A. v. Trump that the Trump Administration cannot bar refugees from asylum for crossing between ports of entry. The suit was brought by the Capital Area... 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

What the Bible Really Says About Immigration Policy
Posted on 15 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Their feelings hurt because many religious denominations and leaders (Franklin Graham!) have denounced family separations at the border, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders are pushing back , citing... Read More

Migrant Child Prisoners Clean Toilets, Can't Hug Siblings
Posted on 15 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dan Barry, Miriam Jordan, Annie Correal and Manny Fernandez, New York Times, July 15, 2018 - "Do not misbehave. Do not sit on the floor. Do not share your food. Do not use nicknames. Also, it is best not to cry. Doing so might hurt your case. Lights... Read More

Who’s Really Crossing the U.S. Border, and Why They’re Coming
Posted on 23 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephanie Leutert, Lawfare, June 23, 2018 - "Over the past week, the separation of 2,000 children from their parents along the U.S. border has forced immigration into the national spotlight. President Trump, who initiated the separations and then... Read More

Trump, Sessions Prosecute Refugee Parents, Remove Refugee Babies
Posted on 28 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Nov. 25, 2017 - "Patricia Mejia gathered her three young children and made the arduous journey through Mexico to the U.S. border to escape El Salvador's often deadly violence. When Border Patrol agents found... Read More

Former IJ Bruce Einhorn Speaks on Border Crisis (Video)
Posted on 6 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Joining us in studio is Judge Bruce Einhorn, a former immigration judge and a Pepperdine University law professor." - KTTV, July 2014 . Read More

Flow of Border Immigrants Overwhelming Agencies
Posted on 3 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The steep influx of children and families in particular has caused turmoil within the agency, prompting some Homeland Security officials to agitate internally for a shift. "We're not going to interdict our way out of this problem. More... Read More

U.S. Refugee Crisis Shifts From Border To Courts
Posted on 24 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[T]he number of children arriving at the border has sharply decreased, in part because Mexico has been returning children to their home countries before they can reach the United States. But the crisis has not ended. It has simply shifted. It... Read More

170 Groups Tell DOJ To End Criminal Prosecution of Refugees at Border - Law360
Posted on 31 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, July 30, 2015 - "More than 170 civil rights, human rights and faith-based groups urged the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday to stop criminally prosecuting immigrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum, saying the prosecutions... Read More

Unrepentant, DOJ Defends 'No Bond for Babies' Policy
Posted on 24 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lest one be misled by President Obama's ' felons, not families ' rhetoric, look no further than this March 20, 2015 court filing by DOJ defending the execrable Matter of D-J- ' no bond for babies ' policy. In a nutshell, it's... Read More

Nolan Rappaport: Is There A Better Way? - Meeting the Challenge of Unaccompanied Alien Children at the Southwest Border
Posted on 10 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nolan Rappaport, former immigration counsel on the House Judiciary Committee representing the Democrats on the Immigration, Border Security, and Claims Subcommittee, recommends getting the UNHCR involved in addressing the current refugee crisis on our... Read More