Immigration Law

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CA6 Reverses Enforcement Memo Injunction: Arizona v. Biden
Posted on 6 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arizona v. Biden "In September 2021, the Secretary of Homeland Security issued a memorandum to his deputies outlining the Department’s immigration enforcement priorities and policies. Arizona, Montana, and Ohio filed this lawsuit in the Southern... Read More

EOIR PM on Enforcement Priorities (June 11, 2021)
Posted on 11 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, June 11, 2021 "... Immigration judges should be prepared to inquire, on the record, of the parties appearing before them at scheduled hearings as to whether the case remains a removal priority for ICE and whether ICE intends to exercise some... Read More

ICE Guidance Regarding Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Policies and Priorities (May 27, 2021)
Posted on 5 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, May 27, 2021 " ... Prosecutorial discretion is an indispensable feature of any functioning legal system. The exercise of prosecutorial discretion, where appropriate, can preserve limited government resources, achieve just and fair outcomes... Read More

ICE Interim Guidance: Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Priorities (Feb. 18, 2021)
Posted on 18 Feb 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Feb. 18, 2021 "This interim guidance is effective immediately. It applies to all U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Directorates and Program Offices, and it covers enforcement actions, custody decisions, the execution of final... Read More

DHS Memo: Review of and Interim Revision to Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Policies and Priorities
Posted on 21 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Jan. 20, 2021 "This memorandum directs Department of Homeland Security components to conduct a review of policies and practices concerning immigration enforcement. It also sets interim policies during the course of that review, including a... Read More

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N.J. A.G. Issues Statewide Directive Curtailing State and Local Police Participation in Federal Civil Immigration Enforcement
Posted on 30 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NJ Attorney General, Nov. 29, 2018 - "Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today issued a directive to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies in New Jersey limiting the types of voluntary assistance that their officers may provide to federal... Read More

Aug. 15, 2017 Memo from ICE Legal on Enforcement Priorities, Prosecutorial Discretion (BuzzFeed)
Posted on 8 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Oct. 8, 2018 - "Attorneys for Immigration and Customs Enforcement were restricted from granting reprieves for certain immigrants facing deportation, ordered to review and potentially reopen previously closed cases, and... Read More

A Washington County That Went for Trump is Shaken as Immigrant Neighbors Start Disappearing
Posted on 10 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times, Nov. 9, 2017 - "Named after a character in a cowboy book, Police Chief Flint Wright describes himself as pretty conservative. A portrait of Ronald Reagan hangs in his office, along with photos of John Wayne, and his... Read More

Feds to Step Up Immigration Enforcement at Job Sites in 2018
Posted on 28 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel Connolly, Commercial Appeal, Dec. 27, 2017 - "The federal government plans to increase job site immigration enforcement actions across Tennessee in 2018, said Robert Hammer, a high-ranking enforcement official. Workplace immigration investigations... Read More

Promoting Access to Justice for Immigrant and LEP Crime Victims in an Age of Increased Immigration Enforcement – Report
Posted on 4 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIWAP, American University, Washington College of Law, May 3, 2018 - "This report presents the results of a national survey conducted during October and November 2017 among judges, police, prosecutors, advocates and attorneys documenting whether... Read More

Expert: The 'Tale of the Tape' on Trump's Immigration Enforcement
Posted on 6 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Stephen W. Yale-Loehr & Emmie Smith, Feb. 5, 2018 - "Now that President Trump has been in office a year, it's appropriate to assess how much his administration has changed immigration law. Trump's State of the Union address a few... Read More

ICE Policy on Arrests at Courthouses, FAQ on Enforcement at 'Sensitive Locations'
Posted on 1 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Jan. 10, 2018 - Civil Immigration Enforcement Actions Inside Courthouses ICE, Jan. 31, 2018 - FAQ on Sensitive Locations and Courthouse Arrests Read More

Expert: Trump Misleads on MS-13, Immigration
Posted on 26 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Louis Jacobson, Politifact, Feb. 26, 2018 - "Speaking at the conservative CPAC conference in Washington, President Donald Trump took a hard line on immigration and again used the deadly Central American gang MS-13 as an example. MS-13 members, he... Read More

White House Sets Immigration Reform Markers (Updated; Annotated)
Posted on 9 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On October 8, 2017 the White House released several documents related to immigration, including: Immigration Principles and Policies Trump Administration Immigration Policy Priorities, Executive Summary Securing the Border by Deterring and Swiftly... Read More

Shifting Gears, Trump Administration Launches High-Profile Worksite Immigration Enforcement Operations - MPI
Posted on 25 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MPI, Jan. 24, 2018 - "In January 2018, the Trump administration carried out its largest immigration action yet against a U.S. employer, with hundreds of federal immigration agents descending upon 98 stores in the 7-Eleven chain in 17 states and the... Read More