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Separated Families and the 'Due Process Army'
Posted on 10 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeremy Raff, The Atlantic, Sept. 7, 2018 - "On June 13, 2018, Honduran asylum-seeker Anita and her five-year-old son, Jenri, were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Thanks to a pro bono lawyer, Jodi Goodwin, who aggressively advocates... Read More

Unpub. BIA Equitable Tolling Victory: Matter of Lugo-Resendez (Dec. 27, 2017)
Posted on 17 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jodi Goodwin writes: "Thought you all would be interested in the attached unpublished BIA decision in which the Board (Pauley) follows the Fifth's decision in Lugo-Resendez. [ Lugo-Resendez v. Lynch , 831 F.3d 337 (5th Cir. 2016)] As background... Read More

CA5 on Equitable Tolling: Lugo-Resendez v. Lynch
Posted on 29 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lugo-Resendez v. Lynch, July 28, 2016 - "[Nine other circuits have] held that the deadline for filing a statutory motion to reopen is subject to equitable tolling in certain circumstances. We are persuaded by the reasoning of these cases and join... Read More

Unpub. BIA CAT Remand: Mexico; Zetas; Whistleblower
Posted on 12 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[T]he applicant also testified that he was beaten by police officers because his friend's mother reported the incident with the Zeta Cartel to the police (11. at 4' Tr. at 63-65). The Immigration Judge did not assess whether the applicant's... Read More