Immigration Law

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E4FC's Invest in the Dream Initiative: Scholarships and Support for Undocumented Students
Posted on 26 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

E4FC, May 25, 2017 - "We are pleased to share a new report entitled "E4FC's Invest in the Dream Initiative: Scholarships and Support for Undocumented Students" , now available here . Invest in the Dream is a competitive grant... Read More

New Jersey Gov. Christie Signs Version of Dream Act Into Law
Posted on 24 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last year, Giancarlo Tello had to drop out of Rutgers University in Newark because he couldn’t afford the out-of-state tuition. This happened even though he lived in New Jersey. The problem was that Tello, 23, is from Peru and was undocumented... Read More

Man of Two Countries at Home in Neither
Posted on 29 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"After years in North Texas, Marco Pacheco left Mansfield 17 months ago for Mexico, determined to “get right by the law.” His parents had brought him to Texas unlawfully when he was 12. He graduated from Mansfield schools and a Fort Worth... Read More

CA9 Denies Stay to Arizona in Driver License Case: ADAC v. Brewer
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arizona Dream Act Coalition v. Brewer 13-16248 Due to the level of interest in this case, this site has been created to provide access to case information. Please check this website regularly for updates. ... Read More

Tags: daca , Arizona , dream , adac , brewer , license

CA9 on DACA, Arizona, Driver Licenses: Arizona Dream Act Coalition v. Brewer
Posted on 7 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The federal government has enacted a program called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (“DACA”), which authorizes certain immigrants who came to the United States as children, without permission, to remain in the United... Read More

DREAM Stakeholder Telecon Monday, June 18th, 2012, 4:00 P.M. Eastern
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Stakeholder Conference Call Invitation  Secretary Napolitano’s Memorandum Directing Deferred Action Process for Young People Who Are Low Enforcement Priorities Monday, June 18, 2012, 4:00 pm (Eastern) On June 15, 2012, Secretary Janet... Read More

Arizona's 'No DLs for DACAs' Policy May Not Survive Equal Protection (Rational Basis) Challenge
Posted on 17 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

While most news articles focus on Judge Campbell's March 16, 2013 denial of Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction in ADAC et al. v. Brewer et al., CV12-02546 PHX DGC , of greater import is Judge Campbell's position on Plaintiffs'... Read More

Not Quite the DREAM Act for Military DREAMers
Posted on 19 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Unauthorized immigrants are not currently allowed to enlist in the US Armed Forces voluntarily (although they may be drafted, if there is a military draft) . People with work permits or “deferred action” are likewise currently ineligible... Read More

Deferred Action / DREAM Update Page
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Refresh often as links will change! Also check the websites of your local immigration service providers. [This page last revised 6-19-12 at 9:50 a.m. Central.] - DHS 6-15-12 announcement with links - USCIS 6-19-12 page with links, FAQs - CLINIC... Read More

You May Say He's a DREAMer: John Lennon's Immigration Case
Posted on 14 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In many ways, Leon Wildes wrote the ballad of John Lennon and Yoko Ono and the undocumented immigrant in America. The New York immigration attorney represented Lennon and Ono in their blockbuster immigration trial throughout the 1970s. He helped... Read More

The President Has Spoken - Can DHS Make the Immigration DREAM Come True?
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The task now falls to the Homeland Security Department's immigration components, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to review the anticipated flood of cases for deferred-action... Read More

Young Immigrants Hopeful, Skeptical of Obama Plan
Posted on 16 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Scores of young [unauthorized] immigrants who have called the United States home for most of their lives are excited by the Obama administration's decision allowing them to stay here legally, but they have a lot of questions. Most important... Read More

Tags: dream , Obama , youth

Surreal Dream for DREAMers
Posted on 14 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Andrea Gonzalez Garnier, who graduated last spring with a government degree from the University of Texas, and Pedro Villalobos, now in his second year at UT Law School, are Dreamers. They are called that because they are among the nearly 50,000... Read More

Tags: tuition , dream , tilove , Texas

Law Profs to Obama: You Have Authority to Help DREAMers
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This week student leaders presented White House officials with a letter signed by more than 90 immigration law professors who argued that the president has “clear executive authority” to halt deportations of illegal immigrants who... Read More

Obama's New Immigration Policy: Disappointment Is in the Details
Posted on 19 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Within the niche where I reside, most of my friends and colleagues are supporters of President Obama. He is one of us: a former law professor, a liberal, and—a point of pride for many of us—a person of color who has navigated his way... Read More

Tags: olivas , students , dream , Obama