Immigration Law

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Experts: Obama Adjusted Immigration Policies
Posted on 31 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Amelia Thomson DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight, July 31, 2019 "Immigration policy experts like Chishti think Obama deserves credit for adjusting his policies as his presidency went on. According to estimates by Chishti’s group , by the end of Obama’s... Read More

ICE Just Quietly Opened Three New Detention Centers, Flouting Congress’ Limits
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Noah Lanard, Mother Jones, July 9, 2019 "When members of Congress reached a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown in February, they gave Immigration and Customs Enforcement a simple instruction: Stop detaining so many people. Instead,... Read More

Trump to Terminate Military 'Parole in Place' Program
Posted on 27 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Franco Ordoñez, NPR, June 27, 2019 "The Trump administration wants to scale back a program that protects undocumented family members of active duty troops from being deported, according to attorneys familiar with those plans. The attorneys... Read More

City of Albuquerque, State of New Mexico Sue Trump Administration over Immigration Policies
Posted on 12 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gov. Lujan Grisham, June 10, 2019 "Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced her office, on behalf of the state of New Mexico, is suing the U.S. government in an effort to halt the Trump administration’s indiscriminate practice of releasing... Read More

“Merit-Based” Immigration: Trump Proposal Would Dramatically Revamp Immigrant Selection Criteria, But with Modest Effects on Numbers
Posted on 30 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MPI Policy Brief, May 30, 2019 "President Donald Trump’s proposal to “create a fair, modern, and lawful system of immigration” has, despite its high-profile Rose Garden rollout on May 16, met a decidedly lackluster reception,... Read More

Colo. Gov. Polis Signs Pro-Immigrant Bills
Posted on 29 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law House Bill 1124, Protect Colorado Residents From Federal Government Overreach : " BILL SUMMARY The bill allows a law enforcement officer or employee to cooperate or... Read More

CA2 on Medical Care in Immigration Detention: Charles v. Orange County
Posted on 24 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Charles v. Orange County "Plaintiffs-Appellants Michelet Charles and Carol Small were formerly civil immigration detainees at the Orange County Correctional Facility, where they were treated for serious mental illnesses. They instituted this civil... Read More

Expert: Trump's Immigration Proposal Would Be a 'Big Departure' from Current Law
Posted on 17 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABIGAIL ABRAMS AND ALANA ABRAMSON, Time Magazine, May 16, 2019 "Drafted by top advisers Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller, the proposal outlines an immigration system that focuses mostly on those with specific professional skills and education,... Read More

Supreme Court Immigration Case Could Be Bad For Business
Posted on 30 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Apr. 29, 2019 "The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a case ( Kansas v. Garcia ) that legal analysts warn may empower state and local prosecutors with political ambitions to go after businesses on immigration grounds. A... Read More

Alternatives to Immigrant Incarceration: A Better Way
Posted on 24 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Secor, Heidi Altman and Tara Tidwell Cullen of the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), April 2019 "As the Trump administration seeks to indefinitely detain asylum seekers and continues its rapid expansion of its immigration prison system... Read More

Webcast on Detainers (Apr. 16, 2019)
Posted on 16 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

http://crimmigration.com/2019/04/16/immigration-detainer-panel-live-today/ "Join a live conversation about one of the most pressing features of immigration policing today: immigration detainers. Kate Evans , Associate Professor of Law at the University... Read More

Expert: Trump's Immigration Efforts 'Backfiring'...No 'Coherent Policy'
Posted on 10 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matt Kwong, CBC News, Apr. 9, 2019 "[F]or Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration-law professor at Cornell University , Nielsen was far from soft on immigration. "Secretary Nielsen will be perceived as the most hardline [Homeland Security] secretary... Read More

Colo. Gov. Polis Signs Two Pro-Immigrant Bills
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HB19-1042 - Extend Court Jurisdiction For Vulnerable Youth RMIAN : "Governor Polis signed into law Colorado House Bill 19-1042 , Extension of Court Jurisdiction for Vulnerable Youth, creating vital protections and opportunities for immigrant youth... Read More

The Biggest Immigration Wave in US History Had Huge Economic Benefits, Study Shows
Posted on 29 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Carly Cassella, Science Alert, Mar. 18, 2019 "Over a hundred years ago, from 1850 to 1920, the United States of America experienced a wave of mass migration like never before - the highest levels in its history. While the topic of immigration remains... Read More

CADC on Detention, Bail Reform Act: US v. Vasquez-Benitez
Posted on 26 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

US v. Vasquez-Benitez "[W]e affirm the district court order releasing Vasquez-Benitez from pre-trial custody under the Bail Reform Act but vacate its order prohibiting the U.S. Marshal from delivering Vasquez-Benitez to the custody of Immigration... Read More