Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Cal. Sup. Ct. on Immigration Consequences: People v. Espinoza
Posted on 26 Jan 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

People v. Espinoza "In support of his third motion, before us now, Espinoza attached a declaration describing his biographical history, which includes more than 20 years living in the United States prior to conviction; a declaration from an immigration... Read More

NIPNLG 2022 Crim-Imm Case Law Updates
Posted on 23 Dec 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, Dec. 21, 2022 "This resource is designed to help immigration practitioners stay up to date on case law developments over the past year in the area of immigration law and crimes. It initially lists notable case law developments before the... Read More

Carrillo-Lopez Explainer
Posted on 21 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, Dec. 21, 2021 "Over the past two years, federal defenders have begun challenging the laws that criminalize crossing the border — 8 U.S.C. § 1325 and 8 USC § 1326 — on the grounds that the law is racist, and therefore... Read More

The Prison to Deportation Pipeline: Crimmigration & Black Immigrants
Posted on 17 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA Webinar, Feb. 10, 2021 (90-min. video) "Immigration enforcement operates absent many of the protections available in the criminal justice system, resulting in heightened detention and surveillance of Black immigrants. Panelists will discuss... Read More

Webcast on Detainers (Apr. 16, 2019)
Posted on 16 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski "Join a live conversation about one of the most pressing features of immigration policing today: immigration detainers. Kate Evans , Associate Professor of Law at the University... Read More

From Family Detention to Family Separation and Back - Video
Posted on 18 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Video here for "the inaugural event in the series, From Family Detention to Family Separation and Back draws attention to the multiple chapters of this sordid tale. Participants Efrén Olivares of the Texas Civil Rights Project, Carlos M. García... Read More

Crimmigration Law & Policy Event: From Family Detention to Family Separation and Back (Sept. 17, 2018)
Posted on 14 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Crimmigration - "When Attorney General Sessions announced the Trump administration’s family separation policy, all eyes turned to the border. In countless reports, we saw parents brought to federal courts without a clue about their children’s... Read More

Justice Scalia's Crimmigration Legacy - Andrea Saenz
Posted on 16 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Andrea Saenz, Feb. 16, 2016 - "Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent passing has spurred a wealth of commentary about his career and legal philosophy, including the recognition that the legendary conservative jurist issued a number... Read More

Crimmigration Law Lecture Series in Denver
Posted on 23 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Feb. 23, 2016 - "Along with my colleague at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Christopher Lasch , I am thrilled to announce the inaugural Crimmigration Law Lecture Series... Read More

From the Bookshelf: Crimmigration Law by César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"At its most basic, “crimmigration” law describes the convergence of two distinct bodies of law: criminal law and procedure with immigration law and procedure. For most of the nation’s history, these operated almost entirely free... Read More

Judge Marks Live Stream Today, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm Mountain Time
Posted on 12 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Sept. 12, 2016 - "Should Congress move the immigration courts out of the Justice Department and create independent courts under Article I of the U.S. Constitution? The National Association... Read More

Penn Law Professor Finds "Crimmigration" Disproportionately Impacts Latinos
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The days of widely tolerated prejudice against Latino individuals in the United States have long passed. But in a recent paper, " Perpetuating the Marginalization of Latinos: A Collateral Consequence of the Incorporation of Immigration... Read More

ICE Detainer = 4th Amendment Violation: Miranda-Olivares v. Clackamas County
Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal magistrate judge in Oregon concluded that county officials violated a woman’s Fourth Amendment rights when they kept her in custody solely on the basis of an immigration detainer. Miranda-Olivares v. Clackamas County , No. 3:12-cv... Read More

Crimmigration Law & Policy Workshop: Immigration Detainers
Posted on 28 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Saturday, March 29, 2014 workshop gathered leading scholars and advocates to explore the rise of crimmigration, the impact of crimmigration on Colorado families and communities, the formation and adoption of detainer policies limiting local... Read More

An Afternoon with José Padilla and Friends
Posted on 4 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dan Kowalski, Mar. 4, 2016 - " It's not often one has the opportunity to shake hands with the victor of a Supreme Court case. Yesterday, many of us did just that. José Padilla, of Padilla v. Kentucky , 130 S.Ct. 1473 (2010) , spoke to... Read More