Immigration Law

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Texas Supreme Court on Immigration Detention, Licensure, Standing: Grassroots Leadership v. TDFPS
Posted on 17 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Grassroots Leadership v. TDFPS "In this suit, we determine whether the plaintiffs have standing to challenge a Department of Family and Protective Services licensing rule governing immigration detention centers. The court of appeals concluded that... Read More

CFI Denial Rate Soars
Posted on 13 Nov 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian, Nov. 13, 2019 "The vital first step in the asylum-seeking process has nearly been extinguished at the largest immigrant family detention center in the country, according to a lawsuit. Plaintiffs allege that since... Read More

What I Saw at the Dilley, Texas, Immigrant Detention Center
Posted on 27 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Martin Garbus, The Nation, Mar. 26, 2019 "The detention center in Dilley is run by CoreCivic, a company that contributed $250,000 to President Trump’s inauguration. Another owner of detention centers, GEO, gave $225,000 to a Trump PAC prior... Read More

Monitoring Detention of Immigrant Children
Posted on 9 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CHRCL, Nov. 8, 2017 - "Pursuant to Paragraph 33 of the nationwide class action settlement in Flores v. Johnson, 85-cv- 04544-DMG-AGR, Central District of California, class counsel and attorneys and paralegals they designate have the right of "access"... Read More

Dilley Cases Move from Denver to Miami
Posted on 15 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"the EOIR has announced that immigration cases arising out of the Dilley, Texas, immigration detention facility will no longer be heard by judges from the Denver Immigration Court. Rather, from here on out, Dilley cases will be reassigned to the... Read More

Lawsuit Filed Challenging ICE Interference with Legal Representation at Dilley
Posted on 3 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, June 1, 2017 - Dilley Pro Bono Project v. ICE, No. (D.D.C. filed June 1, 2017) "This case stems from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) decision to bar Caroline Perris, a full-time legal assistant with the Dilley Pro Bono Project... Read More

Habeas Petition Filed for Refugee Mom, Child Held by ICE in Dilley, Texas: Gutierrez-Cruz v. Lucero
Posted on 1 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"For more than six months, immigration authorities have imprisoned Petitioner Lolian Celina Gutierrez Cruz ("Ms. Gutierrez") and her six year-old daughter, Maria, in unlicensed, for-profit family detention facilities in South Texas. The... Read More

ICE Settles Case Challenging Interference with Legal Representation at Dilley
Posted on 17 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Aug. 16, 2017 - "The parties in Dilley Pro Bono Project v. ICE have reached a settlement that ensures access to mental health evaluations for certain detained mothers and children seeking asylum. The case was filed after Immigration and Customs... Read More

TRO Halts Licensing of Texas Immigration Jails for Refugee Moms, Kids
Posted on 3 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Virginia Alvino, Texas Public Radio, Nov. 2, 2015 - "A state judge has temporarily halted efforts for two Texas immigration detention centers to be licensed as child care facilities. That's put the future of the centers in Dilley and Karnes in... Read More

CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project Files Complaint with DHS
Posted on 31 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, Mar. 28, 2016 - "We submit this complaint to register our ongoing concern regarding the detention of traumatized mothers and children in Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) family detention centers... Read More

Costly Bonds Leave Women Refugees Languishing in Detention
Posted on 18 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Ever since thousands of Central Americans sought asylum in Texas last summer, the White House has been trying to stop other families from doing the same. One of its most controversial tactics is to lock up asylum-seeking women and children in detention... Read More

The Refugee Jail Deep in the Heart of Texas
Posted on 18 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aseem Mehta, Dec. 2015 - "While families fleeing the Middle East continue to dominate the news, the U.S. government has quietly built a gargantuan detention center for Central American migrants." Read More

ICE to Close Artesia, Will Move Refugees to Texas Jails; Protesters Rally at UT
Posted on 18 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Obama administration confirmed Tuesday it is closing a controversial family detention center it had quickly set up in a remote New Mexico community this summer following a surge of Central American children and parents crossing the southwest... Read More

ICE Bans Two Lawyers From Dilley
Posted on 24 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Attorney Kim Hunter received a letter earlier this month from immigration authorities telling her she'd been banned from a family detention center in South Texas for being "belligerent" in demanding the release of her clients one late... Read More

'Soul-destroying': one migrant mother's story of life at the Dilley immigration jail
Posted on 22 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Berenice left Honduras ready for the risks of crossing the border but like many families hope dissipated upon learning of life in captivity indefinitely in the US." - Guardian, May 22, 2015 . Read More

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