Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Immigration Courts Need an Upgrade
Posted on 17 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In considerable measure because immigration judges are not independent, and there are inherent conflicts of interest, federal circuit courts of appeal are flooded with requests for review of immigration cases. Despite legislation passed more than... Read More

The crisis in the immigration courts
Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While there are many challenges facing the immigration courts, the main challenges are overwhelming caseloads, a lack of resources, a lack of lawyers representing foreign nationals, and a lack of independence for immigration judges."... Read More

The State of Immigration Courts: A View from the Inside
Posted on 19 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The problems plaguing the Immigration Court system have been documented for years. ln 1983, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) was created to provide independence and insulation for the immigration courts from the enforcement functions... Read More

Immigration Judges Pushing for Independence
Posted on 17 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Federal immigration judges are urging Congress to liberate them from the Department of Justice, a dramatic bid for independence that could eventually open immigration court records to the public for the first time in US history. As lawmakers debate... Read More