Immigration Law

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Exiled by Love: Gay Couples With No Path to Green Card Leave U.S.
Posted on 17 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Not long ago, Brandon Perlberg had a growing law practice and a Manhattan apartment he shared with his partner, who is British. They hosted themed dinner parties and wine tastings for a wide circle of friends. But Mr. Perlberg, an American who is... Read More

Lawful Permanent Resident Returned to US After Wrongful Deportation
Posted on 8 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Post-Deportation Human Rights Project, together with the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School (CJI), has successfully returned a young man to the United States and to his family after two and a half years in exile. Victor Veloz-Risik... Read More

Exiled American Sues CBP: Olivas v. Whitford
Posted on 15 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiff-Petitioner (hereinafter, Plaintiff) Oscar Ivan Olivas is a 45-year-old natural-born U.S. citizen who Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials unlawfully exiled to Mexico almost three years ago. Mr. Olivas has repeatedly attempted... Read More

American Exile: Rapid Deportations That Bypass the Courtroom
Posted on 5 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Every year, hundreds of thousands of people (83 percent) are deported from the United States without a hearing. These individuals never see a judge; instead, their rights and fates are determined by a single immigration enforcement officer in a... Read More

Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees and Their Stories of Exile
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A new book by David C. Brotherton and Luis Barrios: "The 1996 U.S. Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act has led to the forcible deportation of more than thirty thousand Dominicans from the United States, with little protest or even notice... Read More

Mexicans in Exile
Posted on 1 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The drug wars in Mexico have created a different kind of migratory exodus: asylum seekers fleeing persecution by the cartels and/or the Mexican government itself. One brave soul working the front lines of this catastrophe is Carlos Spector , a native... Read More

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