Immigration Law

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Letter From the Border: The New Crisis is the Old Crisis - Natasha Vargas-Cooper
Posted on 22 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Rich countries have always exercised a gravitational pull over poorer neighbors. The human migration away from poverty, tidal in its enormity, is something no immigration policy or enforcement mechanism will stop. The only twist this time around... Read More

Child Migrants: 5 Key Facts on Rights and Costs
Posted on 4 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Every year, an increasing number of children and teens are making a harrowing journey across borders into the U.S; and every year, an increasing number do so alone. These children present major problems for enforcement authorities, politicians,... Read More

Immigration Courts 'Operating In Crisis Mode,' Judges Say
Posted on 23 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Even before this past summer's surge of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, the immigration courts were already clogged, says Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges. "What is an adjective that... Read More

Report: There Is No Border Crisis
Posted on 23 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Is there an “immigration crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border? Not according to an examination of historical immigration data, according to a new paper from Rice University ’s Baker Institute for Public Policy . “Illegal”... Read More

This Is Where the Government Houses the Tens of Thousands of Kids Who Get Caught Crossing the Border
Posted on 4 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As the number of unaccompanied children entering the United States has more than doubled since 2011, the Office of Refugee Resettlement—the part of the Department of Health and Human Services charged with caring for unaccompanied minors in... Read More

U.S. Setting Up Emergency Shelter in Texas as Youths Cross Border Alone
Posted on 18 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"With border authorities in South Texas overwhelmed by a surge of young [unauthorized*] migrants traveling by themselves, the Department of Homeland Security declared a crisis this week and moved to set up an emergency shelter for the youths at an... Read More