Immigration Law

Recent Posts

On the Importance of Plyler v. Doe
Posted on 5 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, Sept. 10, 2018 - " Plyler v. Doe addressed questions that are central to ongoing debates about both education and immigration and that get to the heart of what schoolchildren and undocumented migrants have in common:... Read More

MALDEF Marks 35th Anniversary of Plyler v. Doe
Posted on 15 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, June 15, 2017 - "On June 15th, 1982, the United States Supreme Court handed down a historic ruling that guaranteed all children access to a free public education from kindergarten to 12th grade, regardless of immigration status. The high... Read More

Unpub. BIA Cancellation Victory; Mexico; Education; Economic Conditions
Posted on 7 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The respondent, now 40 years old, testified that his family, including his five United States citizen daughters and his undocumented wife, would accompany him to Mexico, and that he finds it necessary to take his large family to the small village... Read More

BALCA on Combination of Education, Experience, Alternative Requirements: Matter of Alaska Broadcast Communications, Inc.
Posted on 15 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

BALCA, Dec. 13, 2016 - "[T]here is a clear mismatch between the Employer’s primary education and experience requirements of Bachelor’s degree and 60 months experience which the CO equated to seven years of SVP, and its acceptable alternative... Read More

ICE Starts School for Kids Locked Up at Artesia
Posted on 15 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In order to try to avoid Hutto-like litigation , ICE is attempting to comply with New Mexico state law by giving classes to kids locked up at Artesia. Read More

H-1B workers are better paid, better educated, study finds
Posted on 6 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"H-1B workers are better educated than U.S. born workers and earn more, according to a new study by an independent research group. The report by two economists at the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California, also found that, on... Read More

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ICE Raids Have Chilling Effect on Education of Children: Report
Posted on 11 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Georgetown Law, Apr. 11, 2016 - "Recent raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have had a chilling effect on the education of recently arrived children – including those seeking asylum from the violence in Central America... Read More

DOJ Letter to Alabama School Districts: Children Deserve Equal Access to Public Education
Posted on 1 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, the Justice Department issued a letter to Alabama school districts reminding them of their obligation under federal law that a state may not deny a child equal access to public education based on his or her immigration status. The department... Read More

Back-to-School Reminder: Plyler v. Doe is the Law
Posted on 24 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

IDRA, Aug. 28, 2017 - "As a new school year begins, this alert is a reminder that public schools, by law, must serve all children. See IDRA's eBook on Supporting Immigrant Students' Rights to Attend Public... Read More

Education, Justice Departments Update Plyler Guidance
Posted on 8 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary Arne Duncan today announced updated guidance to assist public elementary and secondary schools to ensure enrollment processes are consistent with the law and fulfill their obligation to provide all children... Read More