Immigration Law

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Deportations Stopped for 12 Immigrants Targeted in Raids
Posted on 6 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AP, Jan. 5, 2016 - "Some of the first Central American families targeted by immigration authorities in recent raids have had their deportations temporarily halted. Lawyers said Tuesday that they've managed to temporarily stop deportation proceedings... Read More

CARA Files Complaint re Family Immigration Jails
Posted on 11 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We write to share our collective concerns regarding the challenges that indigenous language-speaking mothers and children in family detention centers face in procuring access to justice. These challenges include: (1) inadequate screening at the... Read More

Report: Refugee Moms, Kids Targeted by DHS Enforcement Actions Show Disturbing Due Process Concerns
Posted on 15 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC and CARA Pro Bono Family Detention Project, June 15, 2016 - "The stories of Central American mothers who were picked up for deportation in the latest round of federal enforcement actions shows a pattern of targeted scrutiny towards individuals... Read More

CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project Files Complaint with DHS
Posted on 31 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, Mar. 28, 2016 - "We submit this complaint to register our ongoing concern regarding the detention of traumatized mothers and children in Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) family detention centers... Read More

Fighting to #EndFamilyDetention - Laura Lichter, AILA Leadership Blog
Posted on 21 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I was on a flight to San Antonio Sunday morning and a short while after that was making my way across open farmland to Dilley, Texas, about an hour and half southeast. For this week, I’ll be heading up a team of legal volunteers for CARA at... Read More

CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project
Posted on 31 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"You can call it a 'Family Residential Center' but it is a prison…That's not what these women and children deserve." - Leslie Holman, AILA President "Immigrants' rights and immigrant legal services groups are announcing... Read More

Tags: clinic , cara , raices , aila , aic , Texas , karnes , dilley

CRCL Complaint Details How Family Detention Facility Endangers Incarcerated Mothers and Children
Posted on 7 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA Doc No. 15100606, Oct. 6, 2015 - "Today, the American Immigration Council (Council), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal... Read More

Tags: cara , crcl , complaint , dilley

Immigrants’ Rights Groups Announce Plans to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services to Children and Their Mothers Detained in Texas
Posted on 1 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigrants’ rights and immigrant legal services groups are announcing the establishment of a family detention project to provide legal services to children and their mothers detained in Karnes City and Dilley, Texas, and to advocate for the... Read More

BIA Stays Deportations of Several Central American Families
Posted on 6 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Franco Ordoñez, McClatchyDC, Jan. 6, 2015 - "The nation’s highest immigration court has delayed the deportations of four families out of hundreds of Central American migrant adults and children rounded up in raids over the New Year’s... Read More

Students and Professors Fight for Families at Karnes Detention Center - AILA Leadership Blog
Posted on 15 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA Leadership Blog, Mar. 14, 2016 - "Two weeks ago, six law students from the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic visited Karnes Detention Center. The students were Kate Chapman (3L), Ivonne Escobar (2L), Hellieth Pedroza... Read More