Immigration Law

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Bring Them Home!
Posted on 21 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

BRING THEM HOME is a short documentary about discarded American heroes, deported military veterans. ‚Äč"Robert "Rob Young" Walker and Andrei "Drei Ros" Rosca met Hector Barajas; a deported American military veteran. Upon hearing... Read More

The Deported Americans
Posted on 5 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Brooke Jarvis, California Sunday Magazine, Jan. 31, 2019 "More than 600,000 U.S.-born children of undocumented parents live in Mexico. What happens when you return to a country you’ve never known?" Read More

Law School Clinic Brings Deported Army Vet Home
Posted on 21 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Brooke Staggs, Orange County Register, Sept. 20, 2018 - "Wearing his black Army uniform and maroon beret, Fabian Rebolledo stood tall Wednesday on the lawn of his family’s Azusa home, happy to be back on American soil for the first time in... Read More

Deported Army Vet Hector Barajas Wins Fight for US Citizenship
Posted on 30 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, Mar. 30, 2018 - "A deported U.S. Army veteran has been granted U.S. citizenship, a move made possible by California Gov. Jerry Brown’s pardon of a criminal offense last year. Lawyers for Hector Barajas said... Read More

Nielsen Thumbs Nose at Mattis over Deportation of Veterans
Posted on 4 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alex Horton, Washington Post, Apr. 4, 2018 - "Immigration and Customs Enforcement appears to have ignored a directive from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to prevent the deportation of noncitizen troops and veterans, seeking to remove a Chinese immigrant... Read More

15 Years After Deportation, Marine Wins Right to Come Back to U.S.
Posted on 21 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Dec. 18, 2017 - "A Marine Corps veteran who has been living in Mexico for 15 years will return to California this week, in what may be the first time a veteran deported for a criminal conviction has been allowed back... Read More

Child Deportees Shot, Killed Upon Return to Honduras: 'They Return Just to Die'
Posted on 18 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Like thousands of other undocumented Honduran children deported after having journeyed unaccompanied to the U.S., Sosa faces perilous conditions in the violent neighborhood from which he sought to escape. "There are many youngsters who only... Read More

Migrant Teen Mother Who Cut Her Wrist Being Deported to Honduras
Posted on 9 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A teenage mother found bleeding from her wrist in the bathroom of a Texas family detention center last week is in the process of being deported. Lilian Oliva Bardales, 19, who had been held with her 4-year-old son since October, was quietly taken... Read More

Posted on 13 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Houston Press, Sept. 11, 2015 - "Blanca Borrego and her two daughters had been sitting in the waiting room of the Northeast Women's Healthcare clinic in Atascocita for nearly two hours. The last time Borrego had seen her gynecologist was last... Read More

CA3 Orders ICE to Find and Return Deported Mother and Daughter from Guatemala
Posted on 20 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Court of Appeals judge has ordered* U.S. officials to intercept a mother and her 12-year-old daughter on plane Friday being deported to Guatemala and immediately return them to the United States. The 34-year-old mother, Ana, and her daughter... Read More

William Suess Thought He Was An American Until The Day He Was Deported
Posted on 28 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Born in Germany but raised in Missouri, “Wild Bill” Suess served in the Army, then did time for various crimes. But he didn’t know what prison really was until strict immigration laws left him to fend for himself at a grim shelter... Read More

Detained, Deceived, and Deported: Experiences of Recently Deported Central American Families
Posted on 18 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Guillermo Cantor, Ph.D. & Tory Johnson, May 18, 2016 - "Over the last few years, the escalation of violence in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala (collectively known as the Northern Triangle of Central America) has reached dramatic levels.... Read More

No Apologies, But Feds Pay $350K to Deported American Citizen
Posted on 2 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Professor/blogger Jacqueline Stevens writes : " Andres Robles was 19 years old in 2008 when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Louisiana ignored his claims of U.S. citizenship, as well as their own files that readily affirm this... Read More

Boxing Champ Carlos Molina Faces Second Deportation
Posted on 8 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Carlos Molina has more to worry about than losing a chance to retain his title. His freedom and his chances of remaining in the United States are at stake. On Friday, the IBF junior middleweight champion remained incarcerated in the Clark County... Read More

Man with U.S. Birth Certificate Deported to Mexico
Posted on 8 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A birth certificate is a basic document used to determine citizenship but it was not enough to keep Luis Jaquez in the United States. "They deported me," said Jaquez, 24 who is now living in a small house on a dirt street with his mother... Read More