Immigration Law

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The Harvest Over, Trump Fires Undocumented Workers
Posted on 1 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joshua Partlow, David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post, Dec. 31, 2019 "Nearly a year after the Trump Organization pledged to root out undocumented workers at its properties, supervisors at the Trump Winery on Monday summoned at least seven employees... Read More

Tags: Trump , ICE

How McKinsey Helped the Trump Administration Detain and Deport Immigrants
Posted on 4 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ian MacDougall, ProPublica, Dec. 3, 2019 "Just days after he took office in 2017, President Donald Trump set out to make good on his campaign pledge to halt illegal immigration. In a pair of executive orders, he ordered “all legally available... Read More

Tags: Trump , ICE , McKinsey

Expert: Under Trump, ICE Can 'Round Up Anybody'
Posted on 26 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ben Leonard, Steve Contorno, Tampa Bay Times, July 26, 2019 "Despite Trump’s claims, ICE is arresting way more immigrants without criminal records — especially in Florida. In Florida, arrests of undocumented immigrants without prior... Read More

Tags: Trump , ICE , expert , yale-loehr

ICE Now Aided by ‘Enhanced’ Spy Powers
Posted on 15 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Betsy Woodruff, Daily Beast, Apr. 15, 2019 "Under President Donald Trump, ICE—the law enforcement agency that arrests and deports undocumented immigrants—has quietly grown closer to at least one of America’s intelligence agencies... Read More

Tags: Trump , ICE

What I Saw at the Dilley, Texas, Immigrant Detention Center
Posted on 27 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Martin Garbus, The Nation, Mar. 26, 2019 "The detention center in Dilley is run by CoreCivic, a company that contributed $250,000 to President Trump’s inauguration. Another owner of detention centers, GEO, gave $225,000 to a Trump PAC prior... Read More

Aug. 15, 2017 Memo from ICE Legal on Enforcement Priorities, Prosecutorial Discretion (BuzzFeed)
Posted on 8 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Oct. 8, 2018 - "Attorneys for Immigration and Customs Enforcement were restricted from granting reprieves for certain immigrants facing deportation, ordered to review and potentially reopen previously closed cases, and... Read More

A Washington County That Went for Trump is Shaken as Immigrant Neighbors Start Disappearing
Posted on 10 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times, Nov. 9, 2017 - "Named after a character in a cowboy book, Police Chief Flint Wright describes himself as pretty conservative. A portrait of Ronald Reagan hangs in his office, along with photos of John Wayne, and his... Read More

Trump Picks Immigration Hardliner Tom Homan to Lead ICE
Posted on 15 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Todd Gillman, Washington Bureau Chief, Dallas Morning News, Nov. 14, 2017 - "President Donald Trump on Tuesday named immigration hardliner Tom Homan, who has served nearly 10 months as acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to run... Read More

Tags: Trump , ICE , homan

Edward Alden on DHS' Big Lie - Arresting and Deporting Rosa Maria Hernandez
Posted on 28 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Edward Alden, Oct. 27, 2017 - "President Donald Trump’s flexibility with facts is so often on display that it can become exhausting just trying to correct all the misinformation coming out of his administration. But I have a nominee for the... Read More

Trump Administration's Immigrant-Crime 'VOICE' Hotline Releases Victims' Personal Information
Posted on 23 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel González, Arizona Republic, Jan. 21, 2018 - "The same week the Trump administration opened a hotline last April to support victims of crimes by immigrants, Elena Maria Lopez called to report a complaint against her ex-husband. At... Read More

Tags: crime , voice , victims , hotline , Trump , ICE

Shifting Gears, Trump Administration Launches High-Profile Worksite Immigration Enforcement Operations - MPI
Posted on 25 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MPI, Jan. 24, 2018 - "In January 2018, the Trump administration carried out its largest immigration action yet against a U.S. employer, with hundreds of federal immigration agents descending upon 98 stores in the 7-Eleven chain in 17 states and the... Read More

Habeas Petition Challenges Trump's Violation of Repatriation Agreement with Vietnam (Trinh v. Homan)
Posted on 3 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, Mar. 1, 2018 - "Hoang Trinh’s family arrived in the United States when he was 4 years old, fleeing postwar communist Vietnam in 1980. Trinh became a legal U.S. resident, married and raised two American children... Read More

Conservative Tennesseans Rally in Support of Immigrant Neighbors, Co-Workers Arrested by ICE
Posted on 9 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jodi Jacobson, Rewire News, Apr. 8, 2018 - "Tennessee may be a conservative state, but the sudden arrests of 97 long-time immigrant residents and workers have galvanized the people of Hamblen County to come to the aid of their neighbors, suggesting... Read More

Tags: hamblen , raid , Tennessee , Trump , ICE

DACAmented Youth in Seattle Arrested by ICE, Files Habeas Petition (Updated Feb. 15, 2017)
Posted on 15 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel Levine and Kristina Cooke, Reuters, Feb. 14, 2017 - "U.S. authorities have arrested an immigrant from Mexico who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and later given a work permit during the Obama administration in what could... Read More

What Happens When The 'Bad Hombres' Are ICE Agents? - Sandra Hernandez
Posted on 27 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sandra Hernandez, MALDEF, Feb. 26, 2017 - "Whenever U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement insists it is just doing its job, Americans should take a closer look at what is happening. With an executive order signed in his first week in office, President... Read More