Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Expert: DACA Will Survive 'Another 10 Months' or More
Posted on 23 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, Jan. 22, 2019 "For more than a year, hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who came here illegally as children have ricocheted between hope and despair as their fates were debated in Washington and determined... Read More

Expert: Trump's Asylum Ban May Head to Supreme Court
Posted on 21 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Nov. 20, 2018 - "A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants no matter where or how they entered the United States, dealing at least a temporary setback... Read More

Cornell Law List of Immigrants' Rights Organizations
Posted on 12 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law School, Migration and Human Rights Program, July 2018 - " Organizations seeking non-lawyer and lawyer volunteers : The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is training adults who want to become “child advocates”... Read More

Cornell Law List of Immigrants' Rights Organizations
Posted on 12 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law School, Migration and Human Rights Program, July 2018 - " Organizations seeking non-lawyer and lawyer volunteers : The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is training adults who want to become “child advocates”... Read More

Expert: Recision of H-4 EAD Regulation Could Take Months
Posted on 30 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Carol Kuruvilla, HuffPo, May 30, 2018 - "[T]he Obama administration allowed H-4 visa holders whose spouses were already approved permanent residents to apply for a temporary employment authorization document, known as the H-4 EAD . Over 100,000 H... Read More

Expert: ICE Uses Green Card Appointments at USCIS to Arrest 'Low Hanging Fruit'
Posted on 2 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Simon Montlake, CSMonitor, June 1, 2018 - "Immigrants married to US citizens who petition for them to stay present an easy target since they have declared themselves to US immigration services. Self-reporting immigrants make tempting targets for... Read More

Unpub. BIA Asylum Victory Extends Matter of A-R-C-G-
Posted on 5 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen W. Yale-Loehr , Professor of Immigration Law Practice, Cornell Law School, writes: "[ Linked here ] is a redacted version of a recent [18 Dec 2015] BIA asylum victory that my colleague Sital Kalantry and two Cornell law students litigated... Read More

Geoffrey Hoffman on Unpub. BIA Victory for Cornell Law Students
Posted on 2 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Geoffrey Hoffman, Feb. 2, 2016 - "The three interlocutory appeals of denials of law student appearances filed on behalf of Cornell Law School ’s clinical programs were successfully granted by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). I would... Read More

Unpub. BIA CAT/Withholding Remand Victory; Mexico, Transgender (July 6, 2017)
Posted on 13 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen W. Yale-Loehr , Professor of Immigration Law Practice, Cornell Law School, writes: "Our Cornell asylum/ CAT appeals clinic just won a BIA remand in a case involving a transgender person from Mexico. A summary of the case and a redacted version... Read More

Unpublished BIA Victory in Religious Persecution Case - Benin
Posted on 6 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law Prof. Steve Yale-Loehr writes: "Krsna Avila and Yanet Cordero, two of our students in the Cornell asylum appeals clinic, just won a remand from the BIA in a case involving religious persecution in Benin. The case involved a man who converted... Read More

Cornell Asylum Clinic Wins BIA Remand for Somali (unpub., May 25, 2016)
Posted on 1 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice, Cornell Law School , and Co-Author, Immigration Law & Procedure Treatise , writes: "My colleague Estelle McKee and two students (Jamie Long and Melvin Wu) just won a remand from the... Read More

Borders and Ballots: An Expert's View of the Election's Impact on Immigration
Posted on 7 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell University, Oct. 7, 2016 - Professor Steve Yale-Loehr of the Cornell Law School analyzes the immigration policy positions of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. [60-minute video.] Professor Yale-Loehr is the co-author of... Read More

Expert: Trump Travel Ban Needs Adjusting
Posted on 13 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Greg Stohr, David Voreacos, Bloomberg News, Feb. 11, 2017 - "President Donald Trump could solve the most glaring problem a federal appeals court found with his travel ban by explicitly saying it doesn’t cover immigrants who already have a permanent... Read More

Visa Delays Separate Family
Posted on 30 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Getting into the country was not a problem for Davis and Jessica. As U.S. citizens, they can come and go as they please. They arrived Aug. 5, Davis said. But they had to leave Aminata, 22, behind. Davis said the couple tried to get Aminata a temporary... Read More

Cornell Immigration Clinic Wins Interesting CAT Case
Posted on 15 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"From 2007 to 2010, Naskovets was an identity thief — the voice on the phone that explained questionable purchases to banks and gave final approval for fraudulent wire transfers. He didn’t convince every agent; about a third of the time... Read More