Immigration Law

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Born in Philadelphia, U.S. Citizen Held For Deportation to Jamaica by ICE - Lawsuit
Posted on 5 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Isaac Stanley-Becker, Washington Post, Dec. 4, 2018 - "When Peter Sean Brown turned himself in to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in April, he expected to be back to work in no time at Fogarty’s, a laid-back restaurant in Key West... Read More

N.Y. Court of Appeals on Petty Offense, Jury Trial, Immigration Consequences: People v. Suazo
Posted on 28 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

People v. Suazo - "The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees that a defendant will be judged by a jury of peers if charged with a serious crime. Today, as a matter of first impression, we hold that a noncitizen defendant who... Read More

Communities in Crisis: Interior Removals and Their Human Consequences
Posted on 13 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kino Border Initiative, Center for Migration Studies of New York, Office of Justice and Ecology, Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, Nov. 2018 "In late 2017, the Kino Border Initiative (KBI), the Center for Migration Studies of New... Read More

AP Investigation: Deported parents may lose kids to adoption
Posted on 10 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Associated Press, Oct. 9, 2018 - "Federal officials insist they are reuniting families and will continue to do so. But an Associated Press investigation drawing on hundreds of court documents, immigration records and... Read More

Judge Poised to Bar Removal of Asylum-Seeking Children
Posted on 1 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Britain Eakin, CNS, July 31, 2018 - "A federal judge said Tuesday he would issue an order temporarily barring deportation of reunified families unless the government agrees to do so on its own. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman issued a temporary... Read More

Deportation is a Penalty: Bado v. U.S.
Posted on 24 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bado v. U.S. - "The court, sitting en banc, is asked to decide whether the Sixth Amendment guarantees a right to a jury trial to an accused who faces the penalty of removal/deportation as a result of a criminal conviction for an offense that is punishable... Read More

Latest ICE Deportation Stats No Cause for Celebration
Posted on 21 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" There is little to cheer in the new deportation statistics released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While the numbers document a 10 percent decline in the total number of deportations compared to last year, they also reveal the... Read More

The Price For Deporting an American Child? $32K (Ruiz v. USA)
Posted on 5 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC writes - "Some say the wheels of justice turn slowly; however, when justice is finally delivered it is sweet. After more than two years of litigation, the U.S. government has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by Leonel Ruiz on behalf of his minor... Read More

LexisNexis Expert Yale-Loehr on Trump, Cruz Deportation Plans - The O'Reilly Factor
Posted on 25 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The O'Reilly Factor, Feb. 24, 2016 - "Are Donald Trump and Ted Cruz's strategies constitutional? 'The O'Reilly Factor' investigates. Stephen Yale-Loehr , John Yoo." [Cornell Law Prof. Stephen Yale-Loehr is the co-author... Read More

Deportations Stopped for 12 Immigrants Targeted in Raids
Posted on 6 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AP, Jan. 5, 2016 - "Some of the first Central American families targeted by immigration authorities in recent raids have had their deportations temporarily halted. Lawyers said Tuesday that they've managed to temporarily stop deportation proceedings... Read More

Report: The Economic Impacts of Deporting Unauthorized Immigrants
Posted on 21 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ryan Edwards and Francesc Ortega, September 21, 2016 - "The main findings of this report are as follows: A policy of mass deportation would immediately reduce the nation’s GDP by 1.4 percent, and ultimately by 2.6 percent, and reduce... Read More

Congressional Pressure Brings Stay of Deportation for North Carolina Teen
Posted on 21 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anne Blythe, News & Observer, Mar. 20, 2016 - "The planned deportation of Wildin Guillen Acosta, a Riverside High School student, was put on hold Sunday to give attorneys a brief window to appeal an immigration judge’s decision from late... Read More

Inside Obama's Family Deportation Mill
Posted on 21 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This past summer, the "border kids"— tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras detained after crossing into the United States—became the country's latest immigration crisis. Aid... Read More

Faulty Plea Bargain Threatens Deportation for Army Iraq War Veteran
Posted on 22 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Neuris Richard Feliz, 29, a former power-generation specialist for the U.S. Army, lives in a small apartment above a Lancaster storefront. In the dining room sits his photo in green uniform, against the backdrop of an American flag. On a shelf,... Read More

The Giant U.S. Deportation Machine Runs Amok
Posted on 29 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Homeland Security is an agency that has lost sight of its own policies. The result is that several hundred thousand of the immigrants passing through state or county jails each year are then flagged on DHS orders—often in violation of the... Read More