Immigration Law

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Judge Blocks Biden Deportation Pause: Texas v. USA
Posted on 26 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas v. USA ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S EMERGENCY APPLICATION FOR A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER "... Defendants are enjoined from executing the 100-day pause on removals for 14 days for the reasons and in the manner described below. ..... 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

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

Removals vs. Returns: How to Think About Obama's Deportation Record
Posted on 18 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Earlier this week, I wrote a piece noting that the Obama administration has deported 2 million people — the most of any president in history. Some critics took issue with that characterization — and the dispute here hinges on the... Read More

Removal Without Recourse: The Growth of Summary Deportations from the United States
Posted on 29 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The deportation process has been transformed drastically over the last two decades. Today, two-thirds of individuals deported are subject to what are known as “summary removal procedures,” which deprive them of both the right to appear... Read More

American Exile: Rapid Deportations That Bypass the Courtroom
Posted on 5 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Every year, hundreds of thousands of people (83 percent) are deported from the United States without a hearing. These individuals never see a judge; instead, their rights and fates are determined by a single immigration enforcement officer in a... Read More

Transporting Padilla to Deportation Proceedings: A Due Process Right to the Effective Assistance of Counsel
Posted on 27 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Transporting Padilla to Deportation Proceedings: A Due Process Right to the Effective Assistance of Counsel Stephen H. Legomsky St. Louis University Public Law Review, 2012 Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper 11-10-04... Read More