Immigration Law

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Texas, Feds Move to Cancel Aug. 19th Contempt Hearing in Brownsville: Texas v. USA
Posted on 1 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On July 31, 2015 the parties in Texas v. USA (S.D. TX, Brownsville Div., No. 1:14-cv-00254) filed a joint status report and motion , stating, "the Court should cancel the currently scheduled August 19 hearing. In the alternative, the Court should... Read More

James C. Ho on Birthright Citizenship: Defining 'American'
Posted on 29 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Constitutional litigator and scholar James C. Ho is a partner in the Dallas office of Gibson Dunn. In 2006 he wrote an article on birthright citizenship entitled Defining American: Birthright Citizenship and the Original Understanding of the 14th Amendment... Read More

Senate Hearing Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later
Posted on 6 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later Full Committee Hearing July 07, 2015 10:00AM Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses Juan P. Osuna Director... Read More

Senate Hearing on Child Migrant Crisis
Posted on 28 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Live now on YouTube here . Subcommittee website here . Adequacy of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children From Human Trafficking Member Statements Senator Rob Portman R (OH... Read More

NIJC, KIND and AILA Provide Statements for House Border Hearing
Posted on 3 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

At 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security will hold a hearing entitled, "ANOTHER SURGE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ALONG THE SOUTHWEST BORDER: IS THIS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S... Read More

Notice of Proposed Settlement & Hearing in 'Reasonable Fear Determination' Class Action: Alfaro Garcia v. Johnson
Posted on 27 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AND HEARING IN CLASS ACTION INVOLVING DETAINED NON-CITIZENS WHO ARE AWAITING A “REASONABLE FEAR DETERMINATION” ALFARO GARCIA, ET AL. V. JOHNSON, ET AL., Case No. 4:14-cv-01775-YGR IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT... Read More

The Power and Potential of High Skilled Immigration
Posted on 17 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Now more than ever, we need an honest conversation about reforms that can improve and strengthen the admission of these immigrants into our labor force. But to do that, we must move the current immigration debate beyond the stereotypes, myths, and... Read More

Congressionals Agree on Need to Rework H-2A Agricultural Worker Visa Program
Posted on 28 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Republicans and Democrats said Tuesday that farmers should be allowed to hire foreign workers more easily as Congress reworks U.S. immigration laws. But there was some disagreement on how it should happen. Lawmakers and witnesses at a House Judiciary... Read More

Senate Hearing: Dangerous Passage - Central America In Crisis and the Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors
Posted on 17 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Dangerous Passage: Central America In Crisis And the Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Senate Dirksen 419 Presiding: Senator Menendez Witnesses ... Read More

Live Webcast: Senate Hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Posted on 19 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation Senate Judiciary Committee Full Committee DATE: April 19, 2013 TIME: 10:00 AM ROOM: Hart 216 Read More

Tags: hearing , reform , Senate

Mocking Humane Immigration Detention Standards
Posted on 28 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Mar. 28, 2012 : House Hearing Makes Light of Necessary Detention Reform Released on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 Washington D.C. - Today, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on new immigration detention standards recently issued by Immigration... Read More

Friday's Wall of Shame Poster Child: Lamar Smith
Posted on 6 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Smith : "This hearing is entitled “ Holiday on ICE ” because ICE has decided to upgrade accommodations for detained illegal and criminal immigrants. While we would all like to be upgraded, we don’t have the luxury of billing... Read More

Immigration Judge Hears Bond Pleas By Video, 1,700 Miles Away
Posted on 12 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigration Judge Quynh Bain keeps having to interrupt the witness to ask her to slow down her account of the night that some Mara-18 gang members ran her off the road in her hometown in El Salvador. “Please remember,’’ the judge... Read More

DOJ to Court Watchers: 'Move Along, Nothing to See Here'
Posted on 20 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department said Thursday that it will block video recordings of next month’s closing arguments in a Seattle court case that addresses the rights of child migrants to legal counsel in deportation proceedings. A DOJ spokesperson... Read More

Written Testimony and Statements from Senate Hearing, July 7, 2015
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later Full Committee Hearing July 07, 2015 10:00AM Member Statements Chairman Ron Johnson R (WI) Download Statement... Read More