Immigration Law

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Congress should get serious about immigration detention facilities
Posted on 28 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"During the last decade, I’ve crisscrossed America visiting remote immigration detention centers in more than half a dozen states. From New Jersey to California, there are over 250 such facilities that house almost 400,000 immigrants... Read More

Immigration Jail Is No Holiday
Posted on 28 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The flippant title of the hearing ["Holiday on ICE"] shows a blatant disregard for the more than 110 people who have died in immigration custody since 2003. One of them was my uncle Joseph, an 81-year-old throat cancer survivor who... Read More

Safe Passage Project: House Testimony on Unaccompanied Minors
Posted on 26 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Statement to the House Judiciary Committee June 25, 2014 Children Fleeing Violence from Central America, In This Humanitarian Crisis, Have Legal Rights and Claims to Protection Under U.S. Humanitarian Laws "These young people have a right to... Read More

Full Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on S. 744 on Monday, Apr. 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern
Posted on 22 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, S.744 Senate Judiciary Committee Full Committee DATE: April 22, 2013 TIME: 10:00 AM ROOM: Hart 216 Read More

Tags: hearing , reform , Senate

House Judiciary Committee to Hold First Hearing on Immigration Tomorrow (Webcast Live)
Posted on 4 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Tomorrow [Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013] at 10:15 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold a full Committee hearing on “America’s Immigration System: Opportunities for Legal Immigration and Enforcement of Laws against Illegal Immigration... Read More

Links to Witness Testimony for Today's Senate Hearing on Border Crisis
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Challenges at the Border: Examining the Causes, Consequences, and Responses to the Rise in Apprehensions at the Southern Border July 09, 2014 10:00AM Witnesses The Honorable W. Craig Fugate Administrator, Federal Emergency Management... Read More

House Hearing Live Now: Enhancing American Competitiveness through Skilled Immigration
Posted on 5 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hearing on Enhancing American Competitiveness through Skilled Immigration Tuesday 3/5/2013 - 10:00 a.m. 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Witness List Mr. Bruce A. Morrison... Read More

House Hearing Live Now: What Does a Secure Border Look Like? (Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Eastern)
Posted on 26 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Subcommittee Hearing: What Does a Secure Border Look Like? Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security | 311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Feb 26, 2013 10:00am Link to live video Read More

Tags: hearing , secure , House , border

Senate Hearing Today: How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Address the Needs of Women and Families
Posted on 18 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

“How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Address the Needs of Women and Families” Senate Judiciary Committee, Full Committee; DATE: March 18, 2013 TIME: 02:00 PM ROOM: Dirksen 226 "Eliminating or restricting family-based... Read More

EOIR Proposed Rule: Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceedings
Posted on 17 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This document proposes to amend the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) regulations relating to the representation of aliens in custody and bond proceedings. Specifically, this rulemaking proposes to allow a representative before EOIR... Read More

Update on New and Novel PSGS: USCIS, Apr. 15, 2015
Posted on 24 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

A Washington Times article references a 27-page document on the 'particular social group' (PSG) aspect of asylum adjudications, discussed during an April 23, 2015 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing . The document, dated April 15, 2015 and entitled... Read More

Bo Cooper on the 'Grassley Report'
Posted on 16 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Testifying on Feb. 15, 2012 at a House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement hearing , "Safeguarding the Integrity of the Immigration Benefits Adjudication Process," regarding the so-called ' Grassley Report ,' Bo Cooper... Read More

CA5 on Notice: Barrios-Cantarero v. Holder
Posted on 22 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The BIA committed legal error by determining that Barrios-Cantarero was properly given notice through a letter addressed to Adrian Eliseo and therefore abused its discretion by denying his motion to reopen. ... Here, the BIA failed to apply 8 C... Read More

House Hearing Webcast Live Now: 'Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy'
Posted on 14 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Subcommittee on Workforce Protections March 14, 2013 - "Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy" The hearing is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. in room 2175 Rayburn H.O.B. **View a Live Webcast of... Read More