Immigration Law

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Here’s how to handle Central American migrants — like the Cuban rafters and Soviet Jews before them
Posted on 13 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Roberto Suro, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Feb. 13, 2019 "The United States has a long history of responding to migration emergencies with legislative remedies crafted for specific situations. Sometimes, the intent has been to open doors, at other... 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

ICE Plans New Raids Against Refugee Moms, Kids
Posted on 13 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

L.A. Times, May 12, 2016 - "The Obama administration is planning another series of raids that would lead to the deportation of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, the Department of Homeland Security... Read More

Against the Odds, Members of a Refugee Caravan Are Let Into the US
Posted on 16 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bryan Schatz, Mother Jones, May 12, 2017 - "Last weekend, dozens of refugees who participated in a caravan that traversed Mexico to seek asylum in the United States, presented themselves at the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana and were admitted... Read More

DHS Flies Central American Migrants From McAllen to El Paso
Posted on 8 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Overwhelmed by the number of immigrants crossing illegally into in South Texas, the U.S. Border Patrol was scheduled to send a planeload of recent arrivals across the state to El Paso for processing for the first time on Wednesday. Immigrants who... Read More

Dems Blast Obama, DHS for Deportation Raids: Letter
Posted on 13 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washington Post, Jan. 12, 2016 - "The escalating tensions between Democrats and the Obama administration over its deportation raids targeting Central American immigrants burst into public view on Tuesday, with more than 140 House members blasting... Read More

NM Immigration Jail Designed to Expedite Deportation
Posted on 30 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A detention center being opened in southeastern New Mexico to deal with the surge in women caught crossing illegally with children into the U.S. from Central America will be focused on deporting the immigrants quickly, officials said Thursday."... Read More

ICE Could Knock on Doors of 18,000 Central American Women, Kids
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, ThinkProgress, Jan. 15, 2016 - "Beyond the wave of immigration raids targeting 121 individuals for potential deportation proceedings earlier this month by the Obama administration, there may be thousands more Central American women... 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

Lawlessness, Violence in Central America a 'Major Cause' of Recent Migration: ABA
Posted on 26 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Reasons include escaping from abuse and very real threats by powerful and violent street gangs, including the 18th Street gang and the Mara Salvatrucha gang. These gangs frequently engage in forced recruitment of teenage boys, sexual slavery of... Read More

'Docket Chaos' Roils Immigration Courts
Posted on 7 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Caitlin Dickerson, New York Times, Oct. 7, 2016 - "The Obama administration is delaying deportation proceedings for recent immigrants in cities across the United States, allowing more than 56,000 of those who fled Central America since 2014 to remain... Read More

Children Don’t Migrate, They Flee - Photo Exhibit
Posted on 21 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, Jan. 21, 2016 - "What awaits the tens of thousands of Central American children who flee on foot to the United States isn’t necessarily a happy life. It’s intolerance. It’s claims of disease and terrorism. And... Read More