Immigration Law

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Judge to Appoint Independent Monitor for Detained Immigrant Children
Posted on 30 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CNN, July 27, 2018 - "A federal judge said Friday she will appoint an independent monitor to keep tabs on the conditions migrant children are kept in after they are detained along parts of the southern border. "There continue to be persistent... Read More

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Expert: Trump's Effort to Modify Flores Agreement Likely Doomed
Posted on 22 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Erik Larson, Bloomberg, June 21, 2018 - "President Donald Trump may have a hard time reversing his policy of separating undocumented children from their parents at the U.S. border because his alternative may get shot down in court. Implementing the... Read More

Judge: ICE Violated Landmark Settlement Agreement, Must Release Refugee Moms, Kids
Posted on 25 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Defendants do not satisfactorily explain why the Agreement, after being in effect since 1997, should only now encourage others to enter the United States without authorization. Nor do Defendants proffer any competent evidence that ICE’s detention... Read More

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

Lawyer Threatened With Contempt For Leaking Family Detention Documents
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge has threatened to hold an immigration attorney in contempt of court after he leaked to McClatchy confidential settlement documents in a high-stakes legal battle over family detention. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee of the Central... Read More

Are Feds Stalling Detention Deal to Keep Refugee Moms, Kids Behind Bars?
Posted on 11 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secret talks over the fate of the Obama administration’s family detention program may be breaking down, meaning many migrant mothers and children could remain locked up for the foreseeable future. A critical opinion by a federal judge –... Read More

Bond Hearings Ordered for Detained Refugee Kids: Flores v. Lynch
Posted on 22 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CHR, Jan. 20, 2017 - "The Center for Human Rights, U.C. Davis Law School Legal Clinic, and the Youth Law Center today won a class-wide order compelling the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (ORR) to... Read More

Will Judge Gee's Order Cover Berks? Lawyers Are Dubious
Posted on 15 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Anthony Orozco, Reading Eagle, Sept. 15, 2015 - "While a federal judge has ordered undocumented immigrant women and children to be released from U.S. detention centers, it remains unclear what that means for the Berks County Residential Center. ... Read More

Immigrants with Mental Disabilities May Reopen Deportation Cases: Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder
Posted on 25 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU So. Cal., Sept. 25, 2015 - "Hundreds of immigrants with mental disabilities who were ordered deported after being forced to represent themselves in court may be able to return to the U.S. under terms of a settlement approved today in a landmark... Read More

Expert: Judge's Order to Release Detained Moms, Kids 'Historic'
Posted on 22 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge ruled late Friday night that the Obama administration has just over two months to begin releasing hundreds of migrant mothers and children who have been locked up in government family detention centers as they await their asylum... Read More

Court Sets Competency Protocol for Immigrant Detainees
Posted on 4 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The federal government has 90 days to implement court-ordered procedures that for the first time would screen undocumented immigrant detainees for mental competency. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee, who ruled in a class action last year that mentally... Read More

Posted on 19 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CHRCL, May 19, 2016 - "Claiming that the conditions of their detention are "deplorable" and "inhumane," and that they are being illegally held in remote detention centers commingled with hundreds of unrelated adults, children... Read More