Immigration Law

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Posted on 3 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC and AILA, Apr. 3, 2019 "The American Immigration Council (“Council”) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) jointly file this complaint on behalf of immigration practitioners and their detained clients... Read More

Complaint Filed Against Chief Immigration Judge
Posted on 23 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bryan S. Johnson, Dec. 22, 2017 - "The following complaint was filed today against Chief Immigration Judge, MaryBeth Keller for ordering immigration judges to disregard special legal protections for unaccompanied children as mandated by 8 USC 1232... Read More

Groups File Complaint Against GEO Immigration Jail in Denver Suburb
Posted on 5 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, June 4, 2018 - "Two immigrants have died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody at the Denver Contract Detention Facility in Aurora, Colorado in the last six years. This is in addition to many more detainees who report dangerously... Read More

SIFI Files Complaint Regarding EOIR Practices at Irwin County Detention Center
Posted on 11 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SPLC SIFI, Mar. 7, 2018 - "We write now to lodge a complaint based on observations of Atlanta Immigration Court hearings for persons detained at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), a privately-operated facility where at any given time, nearly... Read More

Tags: sifi , eoir , irwin , complaint , Atlanta , SPLC

Lawyer Files Disciplinary Complaint Against Chief Immigration Judge
Posted on 29 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Dec. 28, 2017 - "On December 22, New York attorney Bryan S. Johnson filed a complaint with the Assistant Chief Immigration Judge for Conduct and Professionalism against Chief Immigration Judge MaryBeth Keller. The basis for the... Read More

Deplorable Medical Treatment at Family Detention Centers - Complaint Filed
Posted on 31 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Ten mothers came forward to lodge formal complaints about the substandard medical care they and their children received while detained by the Department of Homeland of Security (DHS). The complaints describe the severe suffering families have endured... Read More

J-1 Students in South Carolina Exploited for Cheap Labor - SPLC Complaint
Posted on 28 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SPLC, July 27, 2016 - "Foreign college students who paid thousands of dollars to spend their summer living and working in the United States as part of a federal cultural exchange program were exploited by a labor broker who used the program as a... Read More

Amended Complaint Filed in #VisaGate2015 Lawsuit: Mehta v. DOS
Posted on 17 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Siskind, Jan. 15, 2016 - "There have been a number of important changes and expansions from the original complaint filed in September. The following summarizes them..." Link to amended complaint filed Jan. 15, 2016 here . 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

DOJ Files OCAHO Complaint: Document Abuse
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The Justice Department announced today the filing of a lawsuit against Rose Acre Farms Inc., a major U.S. egg producer based in Seymour, Ind., alleging that Rose Acre engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against work-authorized non... Read More

JEFM v. Holder Update (Oral Argument; Amended Complaint)
Posted on 15 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Link to the video of the Sept. 3, 2014 oral argument here . Link to the amended complaint, filed Sept. 3, 2014, here . Read More

DOJ OPR Takes 'Administrative Action' With IJ Montante After Complaint
Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From Kerry Bretz : "Dear Mr. Bretz: In a letter to the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) dated June 20, 2013, you alleged that Immigration Judge (IJ) Philip J. Montante, Jr. demonstrated bias and prejudice while presiding over Malter of... Read More

Unaccompanied Minor Migrants Report Abuse by CBP; Complaint Filed
Posted on 11 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Widespread abuse of unaccompanied immigrant children at the hands of U.S. border officials spurred a group of civil and human rights organizations to file a complaint today on behalf of more than 100 children, each of whom reported experiencing... 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

Advocates File Complaint Alleging Visitation Denials and Restrictions at 14 Immigration Detention Facilities
Posted on 20 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CIVIC, Mar. 15, 2017 - " Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), a national advocacy organization, filed a complaint today calling for a federal investigation into ICE stakeholder tour and visitation denials and restrictions... Read More