Immigration Law

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BIA Clarifies Guzman-Polanco; Crime of Violence; Force; Use of Poison
Posted on 9 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Sept. 9, 2016 - Matter of Guzman-Polanco, 26 I&N Dec. 806 (BIA 2016) - "The crime of aggravated battery in violation of the Puerto Rico Penal Code is not categorically a crime of violence under 18 U.S.C. § 16(a) (2012), but controlling... Read More

PBS: Border Patrol Using Excessive Force?
Posted on 21 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In partnership with the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute , Need to Know investigates whether U.S. border agents have been using excessive force in an effort to curb illegal immigration. Eight people have been killed along the border... Read More

Tags: Border Patrol , cbp , DHS , ICE , pbs , force

Texas Helicopter Shooting Deaths: Excessive Use of Force
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Was it right for a Texas Department of Public Safety employee to shoot at a pick-up truck [from a helicopter,] resulting in the deaths of two undocumented immigrants? Was it a reasonable use of police force? Under the doctrine of proportionality... Read More

Secrecy at the Border
Posted on 2 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This episode of On the Media (Feb. 28, 2014, 52 minutes total audio) has several excellent segments, including: Investigating Use of Force at the Border : " A recent investigation from The Arizona Republic found that since 2005, at least 42 people... Read More