Immigration Law

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CBP Broke the Law, Then Lied About It
Posted on 17 Nov 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, Nov. 17, 2020 EMAILS SHOW CBP DETAINED HUNDREDS OF IRANIANS FOR HOURS PURSUANT TO UNLAWFUL DIRECTIVE Media Contacts: Matt Adams, NWIRP Legal Director – (206) 957-8611, matt@nwirp.org Imraan Siddiqi, CAIR-WA Executive Director –... Read More

Tags: detention , cbp , FOIA , nwirp , border

ICE Officials Knew Dollar/Day Wages Lacked Congressional Authorization
Posted on 22 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jacqueline Stevens, June 22, 2020 E-mail ICE Fought to Keep Secret for Six Years May Clinch Minimum Wage Claims against Private Prisons "For the last ten years I've been conducting research on the history and legality of Immigration and Customs... Read More

Manipulating Risk: Immigration Detention through Automation
Posted on 10 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kate Evans & Robert Koulish, 24 Lewis & Clark Law Review (forthcoming 2020) "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrests as many as 500,000 migrants per year and detains more than 350,000 of them through Immigration and Customs Enforcement... Read More

Tags: detention , FOIA , ICE

Injustice and the Disappearance of Discretionary Detention under Trump: Detaining Low Risk Immigrants without Bond
Posted on 10 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Robert Koulish & Kate Evans, May 22, 2020 "This Report demonstrates that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) violates legal requirements to provide immigrants with an individualized custody determination. Trump’s enforcement... Read More

Tags: detention , FOIA , ICE

New FOIA Release - Butler County ICE Detainees Paid in Coffee Packets, ICE Punishes Hunger Strikers in Tacoma
Posted on 27 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, Mar. 25, 2019 "Attorneys have been suing private prisons for their exploitation of people in custody under immigration laws, a phenomenon that has been receiving increasing coverage by the mainstream media . But county... Read More

TRAC Challenges ICE Claim That Data Are Off-Limits to the Public
Posted on 23 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Agency Withholding Violates the FOIA Syracuse, NY, October 23 — "The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) has filed a suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) challenging a ruling by Immigration and Customs Enforcement... Read More

Tags: detention , FOIA , TRAC , lawsuit , ICE

ICE paints bleak picture of detention system
Posted on 11 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"More than 1,000 pages of internal reports from ICE's Office of Detention Oversight, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, paint an often bleak picture of the inside of the nation's immigration detention system, with... Read More

Tags: report , detention , FOIA , ICE

AI Justice Sues CBP: Release Detention Abuse Documents
Posted on 14 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Americans for Immigrants Justice (AI Justice) filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court against Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to force CBP to disclose documents and records related to the abuse immigrant women, children and men held by CBP in... Read More

Feds: We Can't Meet Court's FOIA Demands in Detention Lawsuit
Posted on 26 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Federal prosecutors say they can't meet a judge's demands they quickly deliver documents about thousands of immigrants who've been detained nationwide for months or years as their immigration statuses are reviewed. The office of U.S... Read More

Judge Scolds Feds in Immigration Detention FOIA Lawsuit
Posted on 31 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge on Monday questioned whether the government was trying to hide or obscure something by failing to give information to a civil rights group about thousands of immigrant detainees held for long periods. U.S. District Judge Richard... Read More

NIJC Exposes ICE Detention Deficiencies, Files FOIA Lawsuit
Posted on 18 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"New documents obtained from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reveal that the agency may have adjusted the results of county jail inspections to skirt a Congressional mandate that prohibits the agency from contracting with deficient... Read More

Tags: detention , nijc , FOIA , lawsuit , ICE