Immigration Law

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NY City Bar Issues Recommendations in Response to ICE Arrests in New York State Courthouses
Posted on 18 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYCB, July 11, 2018 - "Calling the increasing number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) civil arrests in and around New York State courthouses “a threat to the New York State court system’s ability to ensure access to justice... Read More

Report | Assumption Of Risk: Legal Liabilities For Local Governments That Choose To Enforce Federal Immigration Laws
Posted on 8 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mar. 7, 2018 - "A joint report by attorneys from NIJC, American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Immigration Law Center, and Southern Poverty Law Center, Assumption of Risk: Legal Liabilities for Local Governments... Read More

Report: Courts Should Stand Up to ICE
Posted on 7 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Josefa Velasquez and Colby Hamilton, New York Law Journal, December 05, 2017 - "As the number of arrests at courthouses by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers continue to rise under the Trump Administration, a report released Tuesday... Read More

Report: ICE Deports People Without Valid Travel Documents
Posted on 2 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

FFF, Sept. 30, 2015 - "Families for Freedom (FFF) today published a report revealing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) practice of deporting people without valid travel documents violating international customary law. The report “ Smuggled... Read More

Lives in Peril: How Ineffective Inspections Make ICE Complicit in Immigration Detention Abuse
Posted on 23 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIJC and DWN, Oct. 21, 2015 - "A new report, “ Lives in Peril: How Ineffective Inspections Make ICE Complicit in Immigration Detention Abuse ” released today by the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and Detention Watch Network... Read More

ICE Immigration Enforcement Efforts Reach Less Than 0.02% of U.S. Employers - CRS Report
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Despite the increases in recent years ... the number of Final Orders for civil money penalties remains very low relative to the number of U.S. employers. Employers receiving Final Orders in FY2014, as shown in Table 1, represent less than .02% of... Read More

Caution Light for Private Immigration Jails: DHS Advisory Council Report
Posted on 2 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL, Report of the Subcommittee on Privatized Immigration Detention Facilities, December 1, 2016 Elise Foley, Roque Planas, Dec. 1, 2016 - "Private prison companies received a blessing on Thursday from a Department... Read More

Report of the DHS Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers
Posted on 3 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Sept. 30, 2016 - "The detention of migrant children and families by the U.S. government has been controversial since its inception. Child and family detention has been the subject of a number of federal lawsuits – most notably, the Flores... Read More

SEVP Releases Stakeholder Issues Response Report
Posted on 21 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Dec. 2015 - A message from Louis M. Farrell, Director of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program - "I am pleased to provide you with this first report that responds to the excellent feedback many of you gave directly to my colleague, Katie... Read More

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SEVP releases 2015 international student data, launches interactive mapping tool
Posted on 25 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" "SEVIS by the Numbers," a quarterly report on international students studying in the United States, was released Wednesday by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE... Read More

LGBT Immigrants See High Detainment Rates, Report Finds: Law360
Posted on 17 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Allissa Wickham, Law360, May 15, 2015 - " U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained gay and transgender immigrants nearly 70 percent of the time when the agency’s internal assessment tool allowed for their release, according... Read More

Targeting of ICE Detainers Varies Widely by State and by Facility: TRAC
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed detainers on approximately half a million individuals during fiscal years 2012 and 2013, according to the latest government records obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC... Read More

ICE Immigration Raids: A Primer (TRAC)
Posted on 14 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Feb. 14, 2017 - There are widespread reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fugitive operations teams conducted immigration roundups in a number of communities across the country last week. This report breaks... Read More

ICE Raids Have Chilling Effect on Education of Children: Report
Posted on 11 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Georgetown Law, Apr. 11, 2016 - "Recent raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have had a chilling effect on the education of recently arrived children – including those seeking asylum from the violence in Central America... Read More