Immigration Law

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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

Promoting Access to Justice for Immigrant and LEP Crime Victims in an Age of Increased Immigration Enforcement – Report
Posted on 4 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIWAP, American University, Washington College of Law, May 3, 2018 - "This report presents the results of a national survey conducted during October and November 2017 among judges, police, prosecutors, advocates and attorneys documenting whether... Read More

Immigration Prisoners Subjected to Strip Searches, Moldy Food, Intimidation: DHS OIG Report
Posted on 14 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS OIG, Dec. 14, 2017 - "A new report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) cites concerns about the treatment and care of detainees by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE). The report... Read More

Dallas Fed Report Offers Comprehensive View of Texas Immigration
Posted on 5 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While Texas benefits from having a large, diversified immigrant population, the state faces several challenges to ensure its continued economic advancement, according to a special report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In “ Gone... Read More

ABA Releases Report on Family Immigration Detention
Posted on 20 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Aug. 20, 2015 - "A new report on the expansion of immigration detention released by the American Bar Association concludes that the federal government’s use of family detention violates applicable laws and human rights norms. ... Read More

ABA Commission on Immigration report excoriates federal detention policy for immigrant families
Posted on 21 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A report released Aug. 19 by the ABA Commission on Immigration with the assistance of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers takes the federal government to task for its policy of detaining immigrant mothers with young children. “... Read More

Report: Immigration Doesn’t Hurt Native Jobs or Wages in the U.S.
Posted on 21 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tessa Berenson, TIME Magazine, Sept. 21, 2106 - "Immigration has an overall positive impact on economic growth in the United States and has small-to-no effects on wages and employment for native-born workers, according to a new report. Prepared by... Read More

Gauging the Farm Sector’s Sensitivity to Immigration Reform via Changes in Labor Costs and Availability
Posted on 11 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gauging the Farm Sector’s Sensitivity to Immigration Reform via Changes in Labor Costs and Availability : "This report describes the extent of the farm sector’s dependence on undocumented workers and the political, economic, and social... Read More

Untangling the Immigration Enforcement Web: NILC Report (Sept. 2017)
Posted on 13 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Sept. 2017 - "Immigrants are caught in a complex and opaque web of databases, related systems, and information-sharing mechanisms that facilitate immigration enforcement and erect barriers to their full participation in economic and social... Read More

LGBT Immigrants See High Detainment Rates, Report Finds: Law360
Posted on 17 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Allissa Wickham, Law360, May 15, 2015 - " U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained gay and transgender immigrants nearly 70 percent of the time when the agency’s internal assessment tool allowed for their release, according... Read More

Was Your EB-5 Case Just Sunk by the House Intelligence Committee Report on Huawei and ZTE?
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by Gary Chodorow

"The U.S. House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee just published a report branding China’s telecom giants Huawei and ZTE as security threats. Here’s why this may signal trouble for your EB-5 case: 1. The Committee’s... Read More

Report Takes Hard Look at Immigration Detention
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The immigrants being held in Essex County and facing deportation tell of being locked down in rooms while being denied medical help, of not getting "a mere" 1,000 to 1,500 calories a day in nutrition, of trying to sleep fully clothed... Read More

Jails No Place for U.S. Immigration Detainees, Report Says
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A report issued today by Human Rights First reveals that despite a 2009 commitment made two years ago today to overhaul the immigration detention system, the United States continues to hold the overwhelming majority of its nearly 400,000... Read More

Thousands of Immigrant Parents Detained - HRW Report
Posted on 15 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Human Rights Watch, May 15, 2017 - "New data analysis reveals that more than 10,000 parents of US citizen children are most likely detained every year in California by immigration authorities, Human Rights Watch said today. In light of new Trump... Read More

New Report Exposes Inhumane Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention System
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigrants in detention facilities around the United States are often subjected to punitive and long-term solitary confinement and denied meaningful avenues of appeal, according to an investigation by PHR and Heartland Alliance’s National... Read More