Immigration Law

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CA9 on 'Crime of Child Abuse' - Alvarez-Cerriteno v. Sessions
Posted on 8 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alvarez-Cerriteno v. Sessions - "Today we must determine whether Nevada’s child neglect statute is broader—that is, makes criminal more conduct—than does the federal Immigration and Nationality Act’s (“INA”) generic... Read More

'Show Me Your Papers' Requirements at NJ Schools Trigger ACLU Lawsuit
Posted on 31 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 26, 2018 - "The ACLU of New Jersey filed suit against 12 school districts throughout New Jersey, spanning from Camden County in the south to Sussex County at the state’s northern edge. The school districts, scattered throughout 10... Read More

California Immigration Laws Partially Upheld - USA v. California
Posted on 6 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ORDER RE: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’S MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, July 5, 2018 - "Before this Court is the United States of America’s (“Plaintiff” or “United States”) Motion for a Preliminary Injunction... Read More

Teen Taken at U.S. Border Tells of ‘Icebox’ Cages With 60 Girls
Posted on 5 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Erik Larson, Bloomberg, July 3, 2018 - "A 15-year-old girl who was forcibly separated from her mother after fleeing to the U.S. from El Salvador described to a Washington State investigator how she was crammed into a windowless room with 60 other... Read More

'The immigrant population is the heartbeat of Estes Park' - Resolution
Posted on 5 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[As some of you know, I live and work near Estes Park, Colorado, gateway to the famed Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes is heavily dependent upon summer tourism. In May 2018 the Town Trustees unanimously passed a resolution urging the Colorado congressional... Read More

Colorado Gov. Signs Executive Order Limiting Use of State Resources to Separate Immigrant Parents, Children
Posted on 18 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gov. John Hickenlooper, June 18, 2018 - "Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed an executive order, in response to the Trump administration’s family separation policy, that keeps Colorado from using state resources to separate children from their... Read More

What the Bible Really Says About Immigration Policy
Posted on 15 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Their feelings hurt because many religious denominations and leaders (Franklin Graham!) have denounced family separations at the border, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders are pushing back , citing... Read More

Kansas City's ‘Top-Notch’ Immigration Lawyer Rekha Sharma-Crawford on Her Immigrant Roots and Supreme Court Win
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rick Montgomery, Kansas City Star, July 17, 2018 - " Sharma-Crawford this year has waged deportation battles drawing national, even global, notice. One case alone — the detention and near-deportation of Lawrence chemist Syed A. Jamal —... Read More

A Former U.S. Attorney Speaks on 'Zero Tolerance'
Posted on 22 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Barbara McQuade, June 22, 2018 - "Prosecutors accept the fact that they must decline to prosecute some cases so that they can devote resources to more important cases instead. But with zero tolerance for illegal entry misdemeanors, many other crimes... Read More

Angelo Paparelli on the Short-Term Impact of the Election on Business and Employment-Based Immigration
Posted on 17 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo Paparelli writes : "The unforeseen victory of Donald Trump and the continued GOP control of both houses have caught many by surprise. Since control of illegal immigration served as a foundation stone of the incoming president’s campaign... Read More

Executive Actions on Immigration: Business Edition
Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Several of the President’s initiatives for improving our broken immigration system will provide much needed relief to foreign entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors, highly-skilled workers, STEM graduates and students, and the U.S. businesses... Read More

CCA, GEO Spend Millions Lobbying Congress for Immigration Prison Contracts; Profits Soar
Posted on 17 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Contrary to private prison corporation claims that they do not lobby on issues related to immigration policy, between 2008 and 2014, CCA spent $10,560,000 in quarters where they lobbied on issues related to immigrant detention and immigration reform... Read More

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals - White House (Draft, Unsigned, Undated)
Posted on 25 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals - White House (Draft, Unsigned, Undated, may contain typos) PROTECTING THE NATION FROM TERRORIST ATTACKS BY FOREIGN NATIONALS By the authority vested in me as President... Read More

President Trump Will Have 'Wide Discretion' on Immigration - LexisNexis Expert Author Stephen W. Yale-Loehr
Posted on 14 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alan Gomez, USA Today, Nov. 14, 2016 - "Generally speaking, any president has wide discretion when it comes to enforcing our immigration laws because immigration touches on national sovereignty," said Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor at Cornell... Read More

CR Could Fund Immigration Programs
Posted on 24 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

H.J.Res.61 would fund the federal government through Dec. 11, 2015. Sections 130-133 would extend E-Verify, EB-5 Regional Centers, Nonminister Religious Worker Visas and the Conrad 30 Waiver (visas for rural doctors) through the same date. Read More