Immigration Law

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ICE Targets Another American Citizen for Deportation
Posted on 30 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joel Rubin and Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 29, 2017 - "Sergio Carrillo had already been handcuffed in the Home Depot parking lot when an officer wearing a Homeland Security uniform appeared. “Homeland Security?” Carrillo asked... Read More

DHS, DOJ Press for Deportation of American Citizen Despite Res Judicata
Posted on 8 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Frank Serna wrote me from Houston CCA in June, where he'd been locked up for 14 months . An immigration judge in 2004 held a hearing and found credible his mother's testimony and other evidence of his U.S. citizenship and terminated proceedings... Read More

Citizen Reflects on Her Wrongful Deportation...83 Years Ago
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Eighty-three years ago, Virginia Yañez and her siblings suddenly found themselves in a foreign land, impoverished and unable to speak the language. "It was just the worse... what we suffered. It still hurts," Yañez, now... Read More

Deportation of Parents Casts Lives of U.S.-Citizen Kids into Turmoil
Posted on 30 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Twelve-year-old Jason Penate spent the holidays hanging close by his father. They picked out a Christmas tree and decorated the front window of their Gainesville, Va., home with candy canes, and Jason tried very hard not to think about whether his... Read More

U.S. Citizen, Wrongfully Deported by ICE, Wins Partial Court Victory
Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[T]he Court holds that a United States citizen with a diminished mental capacity who has been detained without probable cause, who the federal agents know claims to be a U.S. citizen, whose claim of citizenship is not investigated, whose claim is... Read More

Smuggled Home
Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Should a native-born U.S. citizen have to sneak in to his own country? No. Never. But that's what Luis Martinez had to do. Watch the video . Read the story . Story: Los Angeles Times, Oct. 21, 2012 . Series: L.A. Times, Without a Country Read More