Immigration Law

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OCAHO Levies $857K Civil Penalty in Immigration-Related Discrimination Case
Posted on 12 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Dec. 11, 2018 - "The Department of Justice announced that it has received a court order yesterday awarding the United States $857,868 in civil penalties, along with other relief, in the Department’s immigration-related employment discrimination... Read More

The Landscape of Immigration Detention in the United States
Posted on 11 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Emily Ryo, J.D., Ph.D. and Ian Peacock, M.A., December 5, 2018 - "On any given day, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detains tens of thousands of individuals who are accused of violating U.S. immigration laws. ICE currently relies on... Read More

CA9 on First Amendment, 'Encouraging and Inducing' - U.S. v. Sineneng-Smith
Posted on 5 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

U.S. v. Sineneng-Smith - "Defendant-Appellant Evelyn Sineneng-Smith was convicted on two counts of encouraging and inducing an alien to remain in the United States for the purposes of financial gain, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)... Read More

N.J. A.G. Issues Statewide Directive Curtailing State and Local Police Participation in Federal Civil Immigration Enforcement
Posted on 30 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NJ Attorney General, Nov. 29, 2018 - "Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today issued a directive to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies in New Jersey limiting the types of voluntary assistance that their officers may provide to federal... Read More

Immigration Private Prison Litigation Expands to New Mexico: Ndambi v. CoreCivic
Posted on 16 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, Nov. 16, 2018 -"CoreCivic, aka CCA, Sued in New Mexico for Exploiting People Held during Immigration Proceedings "CoreCivic profits from its operation of Cibola by relying heavily on a captive workforce... Read More

Facts Still Matter in Immigration Policy Debates - MPI Report
Posted on 13 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MPI, Nov. 13, 2018 - "At a time when people have more information than ever at their fingertips, it has become easier to ignore, discount or discredit inconvenient facts. Nowhere has this been more apparent than in debates about hot-button issues... Read More

The Immigration Crisis Jeff Sessions Leaves Behind - Julia Preston
Posted on 8 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julia Preston, The Marshall Project, Nov. 7, 2018 - "Before he was forced to resign on Wednesday, Sessions was exceptionally aggressive as attorney general, using his authority to steer the immigration courts , restrict access for migrants to the... Read More

LexisNexis Authors on Trump's Notion to Bar Asylum-Seekers
Posted on 29 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alfredo Corchado, Dianne Solis, Dallas Morning News, Oct. 27, 2018 - "If Trump issues an executive order to deny migrants the chance to apply for asylum, it will quickly face legal challenges. The Immigration and Nationality Act contains provisions... Read More

Expert Fact-Checks Trump Immigration Claims
Posted on 26 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law professor and LexisNexis expert author Stephen W. Yale-Loehr is quoted in two recent articles: 1. Mostly False: Donald Trump claim that Beto O'Rourke voted to shield MS-13 members from deportation PolitiFact October 25, 2018 "…... Read More

What It's Like To Be An Immigration Lawyer In The Trump Era
Posted on 25 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Laura Murray-Tjan, Oct. 24, 2018 - "I was at my favorite restaurant on Cape Cod, eating dinner alone at the sushi bar when the young chef, who was torching the sheets of seaweed he held in his bare hand, asked me — an immigration lawyer —... Read More

Public Charge Proposed Rule Published; 60-Day Comment Period Opens (Federal Register, Oct. 10, 2018)
Posted on 10 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to prescribe how it determines whether an alien is inadmissible to the United States under section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration... Read More

Supreme Court Oral Argument Preview: Nielsen v. Preap
Posted on 4 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on October 10, 2018 in the case of Nielsen v. Preap. Jennifer M. Chacón , Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, has this argument preview for SCOTUSblog: Justices once again consider proper scope of... Read More

Let Me Count the Ways - This American Life, Sept. 14, 2018
Posted on 17 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Let Me Count the Ways - This American Life, Sept. 14, 2018 - "Yes, youʼve heard about the family separations. Youʼve heard about the travel ban. But there are dozens of ways the Trump administration is cracking down on immigration across many agencies... Read More

Jeffrey S. Chase - "Like Water Seeping Through An Earthen Dam"
Posted on 17 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jeffrey S. Chase, Sept. 15, 2018 - "In addressing 44 newly-hired immigration judges earlier this week, their new boss, Jeff Sessions, demonstrated not only his usual level of bias (to a group charged with acting as impartial adjudicators), but a... Read More

Prof. Michael A. Olivas Named Recipient of 2018 AALS Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and to the Legal Profession
Posted on 7 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AALS - "Michael A. Olivas is known around the Southwest as “the Rock and Roll Law Professor”—a moniker he’s happy to maintain as a lifelong connoisseur of popular music and media. Professor Olivas hosts a weekly radio show... Read More