Immigration Law

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Court Orders Feds to Improve Conditions in Immigration Holding Cells
Posted on 19 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Nov. 18, 2016 - "A federal district court today found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is violating the constitutional rights of people detained in holding facilities in Arizona and ordered the government to take steps to improve conditions... Read More

Border Patrol Chief Affidavit Details 'Hielera' (Icebox) Horrors
Posted on 5 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Oaks Declaration is here . Bryan Johnson's discussion is here . Our tax dollars at work. Feel safer now? Read More

AI Justice Sues CBP: Release Detention Abuse Documents
Posted on 14 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Americans for Immigrants Justice (AI Justice) filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court against Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to force CBP to disclose documents and records related to the abuse immigrant women, children and men held by CBP in... Read More

Beyond Artesia: Without a Choice in Karnes Detention Center
Posted on 22 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I attended the first Know-Your-Rights (KYR) presentation as a volunteer lawyer at the Karnes Detention Center on Friday. The KYR was offered by American Gateways in Austin. The organization has stepped up to offer weekly presentations, but does... Read More

Judge Orders Release of Photos of Border Patrol 'Ice Box' (Hieleras) Holding Cells
Posted on 1 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Rivas, June 29, 2016 - "A District Court in Tucson this week unsealed hundreds of documents and photos that reveal the government has long been aware of the inhumane conditions in the Border Patrol’s infamous “hieleras,” temporary... Read More

Hieleras (Iceboxes) in the Rio Grande Valley Sector - Lengthy Detention, Deplorable Conditions, and Abuse in CBP Holding Cells
Posted on 17 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Guillermo Cantor, Ph.D., Dec. 2015 - "Each year, the Border Patrol—a division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—holds hundreds of thousands of individuals in detention facilities near the U.S. southern border. These facilities... Read More

Border Crossers Sent to 'the Freezers'
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The moment Border Patrol agents swooped in on Claudia and her husband, Marvin, as they tried to sneak across the Rio Grande, the 31-year-old mother of two almost felt relief. It had been an arduous 18-day journey from their native El Salvador, which... Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against CBP Over Border Detention Conditions: Quiñones Flores v. USA
Posted on 23 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Americans for Immigrants Justice (AI Justice) and Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal Court against Customs & Border Protection (CBP) for its abuse and unlawful treatment of Alba, a twenty-eight... Read More