Immigration Law

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DACAmented Youth in Seattle Arrested by ICE, Files Habeas Petition (Updated Feb. 15, 2017)
Posted on 15 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel Levine and Kristina Cooke, Reuters, Feb. 14, 2017 - "U.S. authorities have arrested an immigrant from Mexico who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and later given a work permit during the Obama administration in what could... Read More

Excerpts from the Oct. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: 2014 Diversity Visas and More
Posted on 24 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

2014 Diversity Visas Online registration for the DV-2014 Program will begin on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 12 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4... Read More

Court Orders Reinstatement of DACA: Inland Empire v. Duke
Posted on 7 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Rodriguez, Newsweek, Dec. 2, 2017 - "The evening of February 12 began uneventfully for Los Angeles-area resident Jesus Alonso Arreola. The 23-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico began his shift as a Lyft and Uber driver and picked... Read More

Tags: daca , arreola , ICE

ICE Agents Sue Napolitano Over DACA
Posted on 23 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Crane, et al., v. Napolitano, et al ., No. 3:12-cv-03247-O, N.D. TX, Dallas Div., Judge O'Connor, filed Aug. 23, 2012. Read More

Tags: daca , lawsuit , napolitano , ICE

ICE-Granted DACA Renewal Guidance
Posted on 20 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We wish to inform you of your opportunity to renew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Our records indicate that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deferred action under the DACA process in your case. If you wish to renew... Read More

Tags: daca , Renewal , USCIS , ICE

My Great FOIA Adventure and Discoveries of Deferred Action Cases at ICE
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This Article describes my adventures in FOIA litigation and analyzes deferred action data collected informally by 24 ICE field offices between October 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. This Article also offers recommendations for the agency on data collection... Read More

ICE vs. USCIS: DACA Applicants Ordered Deported
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Rodrigo Murcia trudged out of Houston immigration court on an October afternoon, stunned by the immigration judge's decision ordering him to leave the country by Dec. 3. Murcia, 25, had gone into court with high hopes of being spared deportation... Read More

Tags: daca , deportation , USCIS , ICE

DACA, DAPA Reviews Lead to ICE Releases
Posted on 2 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than 200 people have been released from immigration custody in Arizona in the last month following the Department of Homeland Security’s new enforcement priorities, ICE officials said. On Nov. 20, President Obama announced that parents... Read More

Detained Dreamer's Lawyers Say Government Doctored Legal Document to Try and Prove False Gang Affiliation
Posted on 17 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sydney Brownstone, Feb. 16, 2017 - "Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, the twice-authorized, 23-year-old DACA recipient who was scooped up by immigration enforcement near Seattle last week, say that government officials doctored a legal document... Read More