Immigration Law

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The True Costs of Deportation: Julia Preston
Posted on 24 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Preston, The Marshall Project, June 22, 2020 "... Across the country, hundreds of thousands of American families are coping with anguish compounded by steep financial decline after a spouse’s or parent’s deportation, a more enduring... Read More

Deported to Danger
Posted on 5 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Deported to Danger: United States Deportation Policies Expose Salvadorans to Death and Abuse - Human Rights Watch, Feb. 5, 2020 "The US government has deported people to face abuse and even death in El Salvador. The US is not solely responsible—Salvadoran... Read More

CA9 on Removal as Departure: Lopez-Angel v. Barr
Posted on 28 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lopez-Angel v. Barr "The government removed Silvano Lopez-Angel to Mexico while his appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) was pending. It now argues that Lopez withdrew the appeal because he left the country. We cannot... Read More

Colo. Gov. Polis Pardons Woman in Sanctuary
Posted on 24 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Dec. 23, 2019 Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued Executive Order C 2019 007 , granting a full and unconditional pardon to Ingrid LaTorre, a woman from Peru who has spent years living in sanctuary to try to avoid deportation. The effect of the pardon... Read More

Deported Army Veteran Returns to US for Citizenship Bid
Posted on 25 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press, Sept. 24, 2019 "An Army veteran who was deported to Mexico in 2018 arrived back in Chicago Tuesday for a final chance at becoming a U.S. citizen and living in the city he has called home since boyhood. Federal... Read More

New Online Platform Connects Volunteer Lawyers with Children Facing Deportation
Posted on 25 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, July 25, 2019 "A new online platform operated by the American Bar Association and developed by a Florida technology company will match volunteer lawyers with immigrant children facing deportation in several states. The website – Pro... Read More

Trump Threatens Deportation for 'Millions'
Posted on 18 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nick Miroff and Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post, June 17, 2019 "President Trump said in a tweet Monday night that U.S. immigration agents are planning to make mass arrests starting “next week,” an apparent reference to a plan in preparation... Read More

The Attorney General’s Judges: How the U.S. Immigration Courts Became a Deportation Tool
Posted on 13 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SPLC and Innovation Law Lab, June 12, 2019 "The U.S. immigration court system has failed to fulfill the legal promise of fair and impartial case-by-case review, according to a new report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Innovation... Read More

ICE Failed to Follow Policies on Noncitizen Veterans: GAO Report
Posted on 10 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Maria Ines Zamudio, WBEZ, June 7, 2019 "Hundreds of noncitizen veterans were placed in removal proceedings during the past six years despite policies to consider their service in deportation cases and to provide a pathway to citizenship for immigrants... Read More

Deported for a Crime He Didn’t Commit — to the Wrong Country
Posted on 25 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Scott Bixby, Daily Beast, Apr. 25, 2019 "A longtime legal resident of the United States may have been deported to the wrong country for a crime he didn’t commit—all due to what a foreign court has determined could be a case of mistaken... Read More

New Utah Law Protects Immigrants
Posted on 10 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Apr. 9, 2019 "Utah is known for its red rock canyons, steep ski slopes, and a mega-majority Republican legislature. And now it can be recognized as one of just a handful of states to pass legislation that helps noncitizens avoid deportation... Read More

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