Immigration Law

Recent Posts

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

ABA: Immigration Courts 'Irredeemably Dysfunctional, On Brink of Collapse'
Posted on 21 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, March 20, 2019 "The American Bar Association is proposing a major overhaul of the US immigration system, calling the courts that decide whether to deport immigrants "irredeemably dysfunctional." "The immigration... Read More

Supreme Court on 'When...Released' - Nielsen v. Preap (5-4)
Posted on 19 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nielsen v. Preap (5-4) Justice Alito for the majority: "[T]he United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that this mandatory-detention requirement [8 U. S. C. §1226(c)] applies only if a covered alien is arrested by immigration... Read More

Expert: Kansas Immigration Case at Supreme Court Could Affect ID Theft Prosecutions
Posted on 18 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ariane de Vogue, CNN, Mar. 18, 2019 "The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a case [ Kansas v. Garcia, No. 17-834 ] next term concerning Kansas' prosecution of three undocumented immigrants for using stolen Social Security numbers in an... Read More

The "Guerrilla Habeas Team" Combating ICE in New York
Posted on 6 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alice Speri, The Intercept, Mar. 5, 2019 "...In New York, as across the country, Trump’s war on immigrants had manifested in an escalation of detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants who had lived in the country sometimes for... Read More

Groups Demand Release of Infants from Immigration Jails
Posted on 1 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, AILA, CLINIC Legal, Feb. 28, 2019 "We write to bring your attention to an alarming increase in the number of infants being held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. As of today, there are at least nine infants under one year... Read More

Small Businesses Ask DHS to Release More H-2B Visas
Posted on 22 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

In a 40-page letter dated Feb. 22, 2019 and endorsed by hundreds of employers and organizations, the H-2B Workforce Coalition urged DHS Sec. Nielsen and DOL Sec. Acosta to immediately release the full number of additional H-2B visas authorized by the... Read More

Report: False “Gang Allegations” Deny NY Teens’ Access to Immigration Status and Bond Services
Posted on 19 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYIC Feb. 13, 2019 "The New York Civil Liberties Union and the New York Immigration Coalition released a new report today documenting how allegations of gang membership, no matter how vague or flimsy, can lead to the denial of immigration relief... Read More

You Have Questions, the Treatise Has Answers
Posted on 6 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Immigration Law and Procedure is the flagship practice guide, only from LexisNexis. A comprehensive treatise with analysis and primary law resources. Immigration Law and Procedure is a 21-Volume "Bible'' of immigration law that has been... Read More

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman: How Trump Era Immigration Enforcement Violates the Law
Posted on 28 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Jan. 25, 2019 "Since the Trump era began more than two years ago with the election of 2016, the administration has put into place an increasingly draconian legal regime of restrictions against immigrants. Navigating these... Read More

We Are Witnesses: Becoming an American
Posted on 15 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Marshall Project "Despite controversies over border walls, separated families and the Muslim travel ban, immigrants are still striving for American citizenship. WE ARE WITNESSES: BECOMING AN AMERICAN tells their stories and the stories of those... Read More