Immigration Law

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The Case for Asylum: A Child's Long, Lonely Trek
Posted on 3 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The caseworker handed Rheinheimer a thick, white, oversized envelope. It was addressed to Rodriguez, care of Rheinheimer. Rheinheimer knew what it was the moment she saw it. Only the winning asylum applications come back in the big envelopes... Read More

Reporters Shut Out of Immigration Courts
Posted on 13 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On July 28, investigative reporter Carroll traveled to the Artesia detention center on the grounds of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) to report the story. In the preceding days she had exchanged emails arranging access with media... Read More

Crossing Alone: An Untimely Death Without Explanation
Posted on 13 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Gloria Jerónimo Sales cried softly in an autumn rain as she gently wiped splatters of mud from her 17-year-old son's tomb. Mario Morales Jerónimo died in the custody of U.S. government officials nearly three years ago, but his... 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

Crossing Alone: Children Fleeing to U.S. Land in Shadowy System
Posted on 25 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Record-breaking numbers of children and teens like Santos caught in the U.S. illegally without a parent or guardian are being swept into a strained and secretive federal detention network. Some 60,000 are expected this year - up from about 6,560... Read More