Immigration Law

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DACA Recipients: Learn About Your Right to Work - DOJ Flyer
Posted on 23 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has an office dedicated to ensuring that employers do not discriminate against individuals who are permitted to work in the U.S., including DACA recipients who have been granted work-authorization... Read More

Federal Judge Excludes ICE Agents from Deposition Room for Testimony Regarding Immigration Information in Civil Rights Case
Posted on 19 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Andrew Free writes - "See ... today's decision from Judge John S. Bryant, a Magistrate Judge in the Middle District of Tennessee. The Court previously granted Plaintiffs' motion for a protective order regarding their immigration status and... Read More

Settlement Reached in Landmark Civil Rights Case
Posted on 20 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Twenty-three immigrant women workers who challenged English proficiency tests announced a settlement in their landmark federal civil rights case against a major multinational corporation. In the course of two trips to the U.S. Supreme Court... Read More

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Condemns Ending of DACA, Denounces Arpaio Pardon
Posted on 8 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCCR, Sept. 8, 2017 - "The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, disapproves of President Donald J. Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The decision is a step backward for our country... Read More

Multiple Trafficking, RICO, Civil Rights Violations Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of H-2B Visa Workers
Posted on 22 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SPLC, May 21, 2013 : " A coalition of some of the nation’s most prestigious law firms today began filing a series of federal lawsuits to prosecute multiple human trafficking and racketeering allegations against a Gulf Coast marine services... Read More

Department of Justice official urges people to report problems from Alabama's new immigration law
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The assistant attorney general for the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice was in Birmingham tonight to urge people to report possible civil rights violations stemming from Alabama's new immigration law." Birmingham... Read More

DHS CRCL FY2015 Report to Congress
Posted on 14 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, June 10, 2016 - "Highlights of CRCL’s key accomplishments during FY 2015 include: • Facilitating Engagement with Diverse Communities for DHS Senior Leadership; • Ensuring that Recipients of DHS Financial Assistance Comply... Read More

Alabama's bad road on immigration: Editorial
Posted on 25 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Apparently, Alabama lawmakers felt they hadn't gone far enough last year when they enacted the most draconian immigration law in the nation, which, among other things, required schools to determine the immigration status of their students... Read More

Civil Rights Groups Target Alabama's Immigration Law
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Opponents of Alabama's stringent immigration law said their next phase of attack will include a new legal challenge and a "public education" campaign targeting the state's tourism and auto industries. Wade Henderson, CEO of the... Read More

Sweet Home Alabama? Immigration and Civil Rights in the “New” South
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This essay contends that the civil rights implications for immigrants and Latinos raised by the state immigration laws are in many respects similar to the civil rights issues raised by Jim Crow for African-Americans. This is true even though... Read More

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Blasts ICE Presence in Courthouses
Posted on 26 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Apr. 24, 2017 - "Stationing ICE agents in local courthouses instills needless additional fear and anxiety within immigrant communities, discourages interacting with the judicial system, and endangers the safety of... Read More

DOJ Concerned About Civil Rights Fallout From Alabama Law
Posted on 15 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Justice Department officials met with civic and religious leaders in Alabama Friday morning. Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez told reporters that local leaders are concerned about reports of increased bullying in schools and a large absence... Read More

Expert: Immigration Fight Could Spark New Civil Rights Era
Posted on 7 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Natalie Bruzda, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Feb. 6, 2017 - "Future decisions by the Trump administration on immigration enforcement could signal the next civil rights movement, a Cornell Law School professor told journalists Friday at an Education... Read More

HB 56 Reigniting Civil Rights Movement in Alabama
Posted on 18 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Scott Douglas, director of Greater Birmingham Ministries, a group that advocates for equal justice issues, said the outcry coming from Blacks, Whites, and Latinos against the new law is reactivating a civil rights movement that was born in... Read More

Food Service Giant Flubs I-9s, Pays DOJ $250K+
Posted on 8 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Centerplate Inc., resolving allegations that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Centerplate, based in Spartanburg... Read More