Immigration Law

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Judge Orders DHS to Release Refugee Moms, Kids
Posted on 22 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is the full text of the Aug. 21, 2015 Order by U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee in Flores v. Lynch, Case No. CV 85-04544 DMG (Ex) C.D. Cal. Read More

Breaking: Flores Settlement Interpreted by Ninth Circuit
Posted on 6 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Flores v. Lynch, July 6, 2016 - "Although the issues underlying this appeal touch on matters of national importance, our task is straightforward — we must interpret the Settlement. Applying familiar principles of contract interpretation, we... Read More

CA3 on 'Particularly Serious Crime' - Flores v. Atty. Gen.
Posted on 9 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Flores v. Atty. Gen., May 8, 2017 - "Patricia Flores, a native and citizen of Guatemala, seeks review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) that found her ineligible for withholding of removal because she had been... Read More

Flores Settlement Talks Extended
Posted on 23 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Lawyers negotiating the future of the Obama administration's family detention program agreed late Friday to extend talks until June 12. The Department of Justice is fighting to keep three family detention centers open after a California judge... Read More

CA8 on Past Persecution, GMC: Flores v. Holder
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Reviewing the BIA's opinion, it is unclear why the BIA upheld the IJ's finding that Flores did not suffer past persecution. ... Remand is also necessary because if the BIA is upholding the IJ's apparent adoption of a blanket rule that... Read More

CA2 on Continuance, Categorical Approach: Flores v. Holder
Posted on 27 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We hold that the agency (1) abused its discretion in denying the motion to continue because it failed to apply the correct legal standard, (2) erred in its application of the modified categorical approach to determine whether petitionerʹs convictions... Read More

OIL Files Bogus Stay Request in Flores
Posted on 21 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dean Kevin R. Johnson, Feb. 21, 2017 - "For some immigration attorneys, it was an extremely busy Presidents Day weekend. Josh Gerstein of Politico reports that the Trump administration is taking another immigration fight to the U.S. Court of Appeals... Read More

IJ Orders Release of Child at Berks on Recognizance
Posted on 25 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Aug. 16, 2017, Immigration Judge Walter A. Durling ordered the release on recognizance of a child who had been detained at the Berks County, PA "baby jail" for over 650 days. Please read his decision in full. Hats off to Bridget Cambria... Read More