Immigration Law

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Barbara Hines, Denise Gilman Play Key Role in Defending Detained Refugee Kids, Moms in Texas
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jazmine Ulloa, Austin American-Statesman, Jan. 31, 2016 - "More than 120 women with children — loaded into government vehicles and shuffled from city to city — arrived this month at the immigrant family detention center in Dilley, adding... Read More

Tags: hutto , clinic , gilman , hines , law , ut , Texas , karnes , dilley

Celebrating Freedom...From Ankle Bracelets, Detention from Karnes
Posted on 3 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Barbara Hines reports on July 2, 2015: "As many of you know, women and children are being released from Karnes and Dilley on orders of recognizance and ankle bracelets. At least 25 women were released yesterday and more today, including withholding... Read More

BIA on Sec. 101(c)(1) Legitimated Child: Matter of Cross, 26 I&N Dec. 485 (BIA 2015)
Posted on 13 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Official Headnote: A person born out of wedlock may qualify as a legitimated “child” of his or her biological parents under section 101(c)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1101(c)(1) (2012), for purposes of citizenship... Read More

Groups File Complaints Detailing Sexual Abuse, Extortion, Harassment of Women at ICE Facility in Texas
Posted on 3 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Attorneys from MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), the Immigration Rights and Civil Rights Clinics at the University of Texas Law School, and the Law Office of Javier N. Maldonado, filed a complaint earlier this week with... Read More

Limit Use of ICE Detainers: Barbara Hines
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Compliance with the ICE detainer system is a destructive policy for our community for many reasons. While ICE touts Secure Communities as a tool to target immigrants with serious criminal histories for deportation, the evidence starkly contradicts... Read More

No Bond for Babies, Part Two: First Artesia, Now Karnes
Posted on 29 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement now is seeking no bond or high bond for immigrants detained at the 537-bed Karnes County Residential Center, including those who pass a credible-fear interview — the first hurdle to gaining asylum —... Read More

Tags: bond , hines , Krantz , babies , hartman , ICE , karnes

Victory, Shadowed by Injustice: Bond Hearings in Karnes (AILA Leadership Blog)
Posted on 13 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Yesterday was one of the happiest days in my life as an immigration lawyer. I’m helping out pro bono with clients at the Karnes Family Detention Center in Texas and yesterday Immigration Judge Glenn McPhaul granted a $1500 bond to my client... Read More

The Shame of America’s Family Detention Camps
Posted on 4 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Over the next year, most of the families who are currently in detention will wend their way through the refugee system. Some will be released on bond to await their asylum hearing; others will remain in custody until their hearings are complete... Read More

Will Travis County (Austin, TX) Be Sued For Participating in ICE Immigration Holds?
Posted on 10 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Barbara Hines, co-director of UT-Austin’s Immigration Clinic , is one of the dozens of attorneys who delivered a letter to Travis County Commissioners warning they may be sued for participating in Secure Communities. "An ICE detainer... Read More

American DREAMers: UT Law Clinic Supports DACA
Posted on 7 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Less than three months after President Obama’s announcement, the Law School’s Pro Bono Program began a successful partnership with the Immigration Clinic, and held its first weekend clinic for Austin high school-aged DREAMers, to help... Read More

Tags: daca , clinic , gilman , hines , law , ut , Texas

Detention of Refugee Families is Wrong: Barbara Hines
Posted on 5 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The recent decision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to open family detention centers in response to the increasing numbers of immigrant families arriving in the United States is like stepping back in history to the agency’s last... Read More

Tags: Artesia , hutto , hines , karnes