Immigration Law

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L.A. Defense Fund for Immigrants Gets Underway
Posted on 30 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Leslie Berestein Rojas, KPCC, Nov. 30, 2017 - "Money to help immigrants fight deportation will be distributed to legal nonprofits from a $10 million defense fund set up with public money from the city and county of Los Angeles and private philanthropic... Read More

More Jurisdictions To Provide Legal Defense For Immigrants At Risk Of Deportation
Posted on 13 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jose Olivares, NPR, Nov. 12, 2017 - "While the Trump administration continues the federal government's already-massive deportation program, 11 cities and counties will be joining the list of jurisdictions providing legal defense for undocumented... Read More

Interview with Margaret Stock on DOD/USCIS Shutdown of MAVNI
Posted on 3 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Standard, May 2, 2017 - "[T]he New York Times is reporting the process of granting citizenship to immigrant soldiers is suffering serious delays. Margaret Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, and a lawyer representing some... Read More

DoD MAVNI Memos (Sept. 2016)
Posted on 29 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Two Sept. 30, 2016 Department of Defense memos regarding the MAVNI program have surfaced, here and here . Read More

Tags: mavni , memos , defense

Dear Judge Posner: We Are Not Weak
Posted on 6 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

March 6, 2015 Hon. Richard A. Posner Room 2788F Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse 219 S. Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60604 Re: Bouras v. Holder , No. 14-2179 (Mar. 4, 2015) Dear Judge Posner: You owe over thirteen thousand... Read More

Tags: weak , posner , defense , bouras

Reopen MAVNI - help Department of Defense close critical skills gaps, save tax money - White House petition
Posted on 31 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) enables US military to recruit foreign nationals with critical language and cultural skills who have been legally present in US for at least 2 years. MAVNI admitted soldiers briefly... Read More

Advocates announce $500,000 legal defense fund for undocumented immigrants in Baltimore
Posted on 24 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Baltimore Sun, Apr. 20, 2017 - "Advocates announced a new $500,000 legal defense fund Thursday for undocumented immigrants in Baltimore in response to a series of high-profile federal immigration arrests here. ... The advocates have raised $225,000... Read More

$10M Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants Proposed by Los Angeles
Posted on 20 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dakota Smith, Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 20, 2016 - "Los Angeles city and county leaders on Monday unveiled a $10-million fund to provide legal assistance for residents facing deportation, the region’s boldest move yet as it prepares... Read More

ICE Deports Former Salvadoran Defense Minister José Guillermo García-Merino
Posted on 11 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Jan. 8, 2016 - "A former Minister of Defense (1979-1983) of El Salvador was removed from the United States Friday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers for his role in the commission... Read More

How Immigration Reform Could Boost Our National Defense
Posted on 22 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Encouraging bright minds to stay in the United States after graduation, grow businesses and create jobs is critical to secure our country’s position as a high-tech hub and global leader in innovation. It’s also important to our national... Read More

Tags: shapiro , defense , STEM

Defense Lawyers: Some Witnesses Deported Too Soon
Posted on 14 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Defense attorneys and public defenders across the country say Garcia's case illustrates what has become a troubling, systemic problem in the criminal justice system. They say defendants facing charges including murder, human smuggling, alien... Read More

Immigration Reform Bill Is A Multi-Billion Dollar Bonanza For Defense Contractors
Posted on 2 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last week, the U.S. Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, a massive bill that overhauls American immigration policy –and offers a bonanza of cash for the defense industry. The bill –which... Read More