Immigration Law

Recent Posts

CA7 on Persecution, El Salvador, MS-13 - Arrazabal II
Posted on 9 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arrazabal v. Barr "This matter is before this court for a second time on Francisco Arrazabal’s pending requests for withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”). Arrazabal contends that he... Read More

Honduran Asylum Victory: False Accusation of Gang Membership by DHS, Virginia Police
Posted on 2 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here's a link to a 17-page decision issued March 15, 2016 by Arlington IJ Rodger C. Harris. Hats off to Jay S. Marks ! Read More

CA4 on Social Group, Former (MS-13) Gang Membership: Martinez v. Holder
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[W]e conclude that the BIA erred as a matter of law in its interpretation of the phrase “particular social group” by holding that former gang membership is not an immutable characteristic of a particular social group for purposes of... Read More

ICE Abuse of Stipulated Removal Process Against Alleged Gang Members
Posted on 7 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Another blockbuster blogging / reporting feat of strength by Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, who writes: "Federal agents deployed through a special "Gang Surge Operation" have been arresting and deporting people based solely on unreviewed allegations... Read More