Immigration Law

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Feds Pay $125K to American Citizen Illegally Imprisoned by ICE
Posted on 21 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, Sept. 21, 2021 "U.S. Government Agrees to $125,000 Settlement for U.S. Citizen’s 7-Day Detention at the Northwest Detention Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, September 21, 2021 Media contact: Matt Adams, NWIRP (206) 501-6249; matt... Read More

Tags: detention , ICE

Report: ICE Kicks Mentally Ill Prisoners to Street With No Notice to Counsel, Families
Posted on 17 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Erica Bryant, VERA, Sept. 2021 "[A]ttorneys report this pattern: people who have been declared mentally incompetent due to cognitive disabilities or mental illnesses are ejected from immigration detention facilities without any notice to their... Read More

Tags: detention , ICE

ICE Now Monitors About 118,000 Immigrants Through Its Alternatives to Detention Program: TRAC
Posted on 2 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Sept. 2, 2021 "Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is monitoring record numbers of immigrants through its "Alternatives to Detention" programs that rely on GPS monitors, smartphone technology, and telephonic reporting to monitor... Read More

Tags: detention , TRAC , ICE

SCOTUS Adds Immigration Cases to 2021-22 Docket
Posted on 24 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amy L. Howe, Aug. 23, 2021 "The Supreme Court added two new immigration cases to its docket for the 2021-22 term on Monday morning, granting a pair of petitions filed by the federal government. The relatively rare mid-summer additions came as part... Read More

CA1 on Bond, Burden of Proof: Hernandez-Lara v. Lyons
Posted on 20 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hernandez-Lara v. Lyons "[W]e hold that, in order to continue detaining Hernandez under section 1226(a), due process requires the government to either (1) prove by clear and convincing evidence that she poses a danger to the community or (2) prove... Read More

DHS Announces Alternatives to Detention Case Management Pilot Program
Posted on 17 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Aug. 17, 2021 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new Alternatives to Detention (ATD) Case Management Pilot Program (CMPP), which will provide voluntary case management and other services to ensure that noncitizens... Read More

Tags: detention , DHS

The Origins of American Immigration Detention
Posted on 20 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tanvi Misra, Ariel Aberg-Riger, Bloomberg CityLab, July 20, 2021 "The U.S. incarcerates more noncitizens than anywhere else in the world. On any given day in the U.S., thousands of people — adults and children — are in government custody... Read More

Tags: detention

Immigration Cyber Prisons: Ending the Use of Electronic Ankle Shackles
Posted on 14 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cardozo Law Immigration Justice Clinic, Freedom for Immigrants, Immigrant Defense Project, July 2021 " Cardozo’s Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic , together with Freedom for Immigrants, and Immigrant Defense Project have co... Read More

ICE Directive: Identification and Monitoring of Pregnant, Postpartum, or Nursing Individuals (July 1, 2021)
Posted on 9 Jul 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE Directive 11032.4, July 1, 2021 "Superseded: ICE Directive I I 032.3 Identification and Monitoring of Pregnant Detainees (December 17, 2017) ICE Policy I 0070. I: Discretion for Nursing Mothers (November 7, 2007) This Directive sets forth... Read More

Supreme Court on Bond: Johnson v. Guzman Chavez (6-3)
Posted on 29 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Johnson v. Guzman Chavez Majority (Alito) - "Federal immigration law contains various provisions authorizing the Government to detain aliens during the removal process. This case concerns two of them: 8 U. S. C. §1226 and 8 U. S. C. §1231... Read More

Behind Closed Doors: Abuse & Retaliation Against Hunger Strikers in U.S. Immigration Detention
Posted on 23 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, PHR, June 23, 2021 " Behind Closed Doors: Abuse & Retaliation Against Hunger Strikers in U.S. Immigration Detention , a new research report from ACLU and PHR (Physicians for Human Rights), provides an in-depth, nationwide examination... Read More

Tags: detention , ICE

Posted on 12 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, June 11, 2021 "A transgender immigrant held in solitary confinement for approximately seven months at a Georgia immigration detention center that is under investigation for abuse is suing the federal government. MALDEF (Mexican American... Read More

Tags: detention , MALDEF

American Citizen Sues ICE for Unlawful Detention
Posted on 11 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, June 11, 2021 "Today, Carlos Rios, a citizen of the United States since 2000, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeking compensation for... Read More

Tags: citizen , detention , ICE

Lawsuit Filed against CoreCivic in NM
Posted on 20 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU-NM, May 13, 2021 " The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) today filed a lawsuit on behalf of nine asylum-seekers formerly detained at the Torrance County Detention Facility as... Read More

Practitioners' Guide to Obtaining Release From Immigration Detention
Posted on 18 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, May 13, 2021 "This guide provides strategies for practitioners seeking a client’s release from immigration detention. It focuses on the nuts and bolts of preparing for and representing a client during immigration court bond hearings... Read More

Tags: detention