Immigration Law

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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

Expert: Local Law Enforcement Might Contact ICE, Depending on Situation
Posted on 1 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 31, 2018 - "The arrest of an undocumented immigrant in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Stanislaus County has raised questions about whether the killing had any connection to state or local sanctuary... Read More

Habeas Victory in NYC: Kouadio v. Decker
Posted on 28 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adam Klasfeld, Courthouse News, Dec. 27, 2018 - "An Ivorian asylum seeker who has spent nearly three years behind bars gained a chance at freedom Thursday after a federal judge blasted his continuing detention as an affront to democratic society... Read More

Migrant Kids Behind Bars a 'Moral Disaster' - AP Report
Posted on 20 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza, Associated Press, Dec. 19, 2018 - "Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large and crowded orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again. The federal government has placed... Read More

Denver Funds Lawyers for the City's Immigrant Population
Posted on 19 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Natalia V. Navarro, Colo. Public Radio, Dec. 18, 2018 - "Around 90 percent of detainees at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Aurora don’t have a lawyer, the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network estimates. That’s... Read More

Expert: Supreme Court Immigration Cases 'More Important Than Ever'
Posted on 14 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nicole Narea, Law360, Dec. 13, 2018 - "In Jennings v. Rodriguez , the high court ruled in February that certain immigrants held in mandatory detention during deportation proceedings aren't entitled to bond hearings after six months in custody... Read More

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