Immigration Law

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Deported Army Vet Hector Barajas Wins Fight for US Citizenship
Posted on 30 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, Mar. 30, 2018 - "A deported U.S. Army veteran has been granted U.S. citizenship, a move made possible by California Gov. Jerry Brown’s pardon of a criminal offense last year. Lawyers for Hector Barajas said... Read More

Cal. Leg. Sends 'Sanctuary State' Bill to Gov. Brown for Signature
Posted on 16 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Taryn Luna, Angela Hart, Sacramento Bee, Sept. 16, 2017 - "California lawmakers early Saturday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a “sanctuary state” immigration bill that he is expected to sign after demanding changes that some advocates said weaken... Read More

California Reacts to Sessions' Lawsuit
Posted on 7 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

California Department of Justice, Mar. 7, 2018 - "California Attorney General Xavier Becerra held a press conference with Governor Brown following U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the Trump Administration has filed a lawsuit... Read More

Cal. Gov. Jerry Brown Signs SB 54, 'Sanctuary State' Package
Posted on 5 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jazmine Ulloa, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 5, 2017 - "Under threat of possible retaliation by the Trump administration, Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark “sanctuary state” legislation Thursday, vastly limiting who state and local law enforcement... Read More

ABA Condemns Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Families Seeking U.S. Protection
Posted on 7 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Jan. 6, 2015 - Statement of Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association : "The American Bar Association condemns the U.S. government’s operation targeting the deportation of Central American mothers and children seeking protection... Read More

CBP Must Meet FOIA Deadlines: Brown v. CBP
Posted on 21 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiffs submitted Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests to defendants United States Customs and Border Protection and Department of Homeland Security (together, “CBP”) that have gone unanswered far beyond the deadline... Read More

Tags: brown , deadlines , cbp , FOIA

Jan H. Brown on EB-1 Performers
Posted on 5 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Remember, it is easier if the person is a big fish in a small pond to establish extraordinary ability than it is for a smaller fish in a bigger pond. Each field of specialization is its own universe." - Jan H. Brown, May 5, 2013 . Read More

Tags: brown , eb-1 , performers

CA9 on Derivative Citizenship: Brown v. Holder
Posted on 18 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Mark Brown, a native and citizen of India, petitions for review of the decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) dismissing his appeal from an order of removal. In the administrative proceedings, Brown argued that he was or... Read More

Pre I-9 Audit Planning: Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best (Part 1 of 2)
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An employer’s first task is to identify the worst possible outcomes of an audit based upon the employer’s individual company characteristics. The best way to do this is to sit down with experienced audit counsel who can assist... Read More

Tags: brown , audit , I-9

Cal. Gov. Brown Signs Immigration Bills
Posted on 5 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" As advocates rally across the nation today to urge Congress to adopt comprehensive immigration reform, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation to enhance school, workplace and civil protections for California’s hardworking immigrants... Read More

Brown signs California immigration bills, wins activists’ kudos in pressing for reform
Posted on 6 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On a day when immigrant-rights activists nationwide rallied for action from Washington, Gov. Jerry Brown put California at the vanguard of change, signing sweeping laws aimed at speeding the assimilation of those in the country illegally. Brown... Read More

California OKs Driver Licenses for Immigrants
Posted on 4 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"California on Thursday joined the growing list of states that allow immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to obtain driver's licenses — a measure supported not only by Latino activists but by police chiefs and insurance authorities... Read More

Cal. Gov. Brown Signs Bills Helping Refugees, Special Immigrant Juveniles
Posted on 30 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Governor Jerry Brown says he has signed into law a bill to help fund lawyers for unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings. The legislation signed Saturday appropriates $3 million to qualified nonprofit organizations to help represent unaccompanied... Read More

California to Provide $3M in Legal Services for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A bill signed on Saturday by California Gov. Jerry Brown will provide $3 million to qualifying nonprofits to offer free legal assistance for child migrants . Nonprofit legal service providers handling the cases of recently-arrived child migrants... Read More