Immigration Law

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How the Trump White House misled the world about its family separation policy: Terry Gross, Fresh Air
Posted on 12 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Terry Gross, Fresh Air, Aug. 11, 2022 " The Atlantic 's Caitlin Dickerson spent 18 months filing lawsuits for documents to put together the story of the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the border. "The... Read More

Sessions, Rosenstein, Miller Targeted Migrant Children
Posted on 7 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael D. Shear, Katie Benner and Michael S. Schmidt, New York Times, Oct. 7, 2020 "The five U.S. attorneys along the border with Mexico, including three appointed by President Trump, recoiled in May 2018 against an order to prosecute all undocumented... Read More

Zero Tolerance Lives On - Julia Preston
Posted on 17 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Preston, The Marshall Project, Sept. 14, 2018 - "... At an office in McAllen that buzzes 24 hours a day, Border Patrol agents and lawyers labor through the night churning out stacks of documents to charge dozens of migrants, who often are taken... 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

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

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

We Are Better Than This
Posted on 18 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Claire Thomas-Duckwitz, M.A., Ph.D., L.P., June 18, 2018 - "I visited Dilley, Texas in 2015 as part of a research team investigating practices at detention centers that housed migrants from Central America. Our study was commissioned by the Unitarian... 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

Court Orders Reunification of Families Separated at Border, Certifies Nationwide Class (Ms. L. v. ICE)
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR CLASSWIDE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION - "Unless there is a determination that the parent is unfit or presents a danger to the child, or the parent affirmatively, knowingly, and voluntarily declines to be reunited... Read More

Sessions Sets 'Zero Tolerance' Policy for Illegal Entry Prosecutions on Southern Border
Posted on 6 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Apr. 6, 2018 - "Attorney General Jeff Sessions today notified all U.S. Attorney’s Offices along the Southwest Border of a new “zero-tolerance policy” for offenses under 8 U.S.C. § 1325(a), which prohibits both attempted... 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

Hidden Horrors of 'Zero Tolerance' - Mass Trials and Children Taken From Their Parents
Posted on 31 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Debbie Nathan, The Intercept, May 29, 2018 - "FEDERAL MAGISTRATE JUDGE Ronald G. Morgan is in his 60s, with a bright-pink face and a crisp, friendly manner — though lately he has been making disconcerting little mistakes in court. He has spent... Read More

ABA President Hilarie Bass Sends Letter to DOJ, DHS Opposing Separation of Families
Posted on 13 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, June 12, 2018 - "American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass sent a letter today to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressing the association’s strong opposition to recent... Read More