Immigration Law

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ICE Held American Citizen in Custody for 1,273 Days
Posted on 2 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Paige St. John, Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times, Apr. 27, 2018 - "Immigration officers in the United States operate under a cardinal rule: Keep your hands off Americans. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents repeatedly target U.S. citizens... Read More

U.S. Citizen Kids in Immigrant Families Face Barriers to Social Services
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"About 88 percent of children living in immigrant families are U.S citizens, but they are heavily impacted by immigration laws and policies that restrict social services to immigrants. Even if the children qualify for government services such... Read More

ICE Continues to Detain and Deport American Citizens
Posted on 28 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Eyder Peralta, NPR, Dec. 22, 2016 - "It's illegal for U.S. immigration authorities to hold Americans in detention. However, an NPR analysis of data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act Request shows that hundreds of American citizens... Read More

U.S. Citizen Kids' Benefits At Risk By Birth Certificate Denials in Texas
Posted on 25 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"One mother's U.S. citizen children were denied entry to Head Start. Another U.S-born child was kicked out of school. A mother stopped by police was interrogated over whether she was truly her U.S. citizen child's parent. These are some... Read More

Deporting citizens
Posted on 12 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Professor/blogger Jacqueline Stevens continues to educate us all concerning the Anthony Clarke, Mark Lyttle and Esteban Tiznado cases. See here (Dec. 7, 2011) and here (Dec. 9, 2011.) Read More

American citizens snared in ICE's deportation dragnet
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A growing number of United States citizens have been detained under Obama administration programs intended to detect [unauthorized] immigrants who are arrested by local police officers." - New York Times, Dec. 14, 2011 . Read More

Tags: citizens , arrest , ICE

No Papers? It's the Kids Who Suffer (Op-Ed)
Posted on 27 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"At least one of every 15 children living in the United States has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those children are native-born United States citizens. Think of that statistic, one in 15, the next time you drive by a school or a playground... Read More

Another U.S. citizen arrested, jailed, almost deported by ICE
Posted on 21 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Emilio René Pincheira Dennett was still asleep at about 6 a.m. one morning in September when agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, armed with guns and rifles, knocked on the door of the Santa Fe house he shares with his parents... Read More

Tags: citizens , arrest , ICE

Lawsuit: U.S. Citizen Children Denied Birth Certificates in Texas
Posted on 29 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A lawsuit contends the state of Texas is routinely discriminating against the U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrant parents by denying them birth certificates. According to the civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Austin... Read More

E-Verify's Getting Better for Citizens, Worse for Immigrants, Asylees
Posted on 10 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A government report released this week found that E-Verify, a federal program that checks whether someone can legally work in the U.S., is growing more accurate. But not for immigrants. The report, commissioned by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration... Read More

Report: Secure Communities Encourages Racial Profiling, Lack of Due Process
Posted on 20 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In “ Secure Communities by the Numbers : An Analysis of Demographics and Due Process,” authors Aarti Kohli, Peter Markowitz and Lisa Chavez found that the program has expanded so fast that due process is being overlooked, legal... Read More

Removing Insecurity: How American Children Will Benefit from DAPA
Posted on 27 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than five million American children — U.S. citizens or legal immigrants eligible for citizenship — will be the most important beneficiaries of the executive action on immigration issued by President Obama in November. The great... Read More

Florida Telling Hundreds of U.S. Citizens: You Can't Vote
Posted on 29 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Governor Rick Scott (R) has ordered the state to purge all “non-citizens” from the voting rolls prior to November’s election. But that list compiled by the Scott administration is so riddled with errors that, in Miami-Dade... Read More

Immigration enforcement snares American citizens in L.A. County, group says
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. citizens have been illegally detained throughout Los Angeles County as a result of the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, a coalition of civil and immigrant rights groups said Wednesday. The American Civil Liberties Union... Read More

Tags: citizens , arrest , ICE

In The Rush To Deport, Expelling U.S. Citizens
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The government is not shy about its success deporting people from the United States. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently sent out videos of early-morning raids conducted across the country. Uniformed ICE agents are shown planning... Read More