Immigration Law

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DOJ: Giving Toddlers Lawyers in Immigration Court Would 'Destroy the Framework' of System
Posted on 28 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

June Williams, Courthouse News, Mar. 24, 2016 - "A government attorney told a federal judge Thursday that appointing attorneys for all children facing deportation would "destroy the framework of the immigration system." The Justice Department... Read More

ACLU Letter: J.E.F.M. v. Holder Status Update (Mar. 27, 2015)
Posted on 28 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We write to update you on the status of J.E.F.M. v. Holder, 14-cv-01026-TSZ (W.D. Wash.), our case seeking legal representation for children in immigration proceedings, and to inform you of developments in the case that may be helpful to children... Read More

Holder: Lawyers for Refugee Kids a 'Moral Obligation'
Posted on 14 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Attorney General Eric Holder is arguing publicly in favor of legal representation for migrant children arriving unaccompanied at the border — even as his department takes the opposite position in court. Holder said Friday in a speech to the... Read More

Advocates: DOJ Claims in Child Migrant Case ‘Fantasy’
Posted on 27 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Obama Administration went into federal court in Seattle this month and made two arguments — sometimes contradictory — against a lawsuit challenging its decision to rush thousands of child migrants from Central America into deportation... Read More

DOJ Lawyer: 'There Are No Rocket Dockets' in Artesia, Karnes
Posted on 4 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department and immigrant-rights attorneys clashed before a federal judge in Seattle on Wednesday — a case dramatizing the split personality in the Obama administration over the question of providing counsel to child migrants faced... Read More