Immigration Law

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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

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against International Law Firm
Posted on 30 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Aug. 29, 2018 - "The Justice Department today announced that it reached a settlement agreement with Clifford Chance US LLP, a large, international law firm with its U.S. headquarters located in New York. This agreement resolves the Department’s... Read More

James J. Orlow, 82, Philadelphia immigration lawyer
Posted on 29 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bonnie L. Cook, Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 28, 2018 - "James Joseph Orlow, 82, of Ardmore, an immigration lawyer in Philadelphia for a half-century, died Thursday, Aug. 23, of cardiac arrest at Lankenau Medical Center. He was a partner in various... Read More

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