Immigration Law

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Unrepentant, DOJ Defends 'No Bond for Babies' Policy
Posted on 24 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lest one be misled by President Obama's ' felons, not families ' rhetoric, look no further than this March 20, 2015 court filing by DOJ defending the execrable Matter of D-J- ' no bond for babies ' policy. In a nutshell, it's... Read More

Seattle Judge Weighs Right to Attorney for Kids in Deportation
Posted on 8 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Zilly heard arguments on the government’s motion to dismiss the case. Zilly’s questions focused on his jurisdiction to decide this broad issue, and how kids are handled in immigration court. Government... Read More

Kids for Kids Petition: Sandra Grossman
Posted on 17 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sandra Grossman writes: "I just returned from a heartbreaking trip to the southern border where I helped provide legal services to immigrant women and children detained at a federal facility in Artesia, New Mexico. My children, Andres (10) and Sofia... Read More

Keep the Parents, Deport the Kids: DHS
Posted on 24 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When powerful earthquakes rocked El Salvador in 2001, the US government told Carlos Ramos it was unsafe to go home. Officials gave him and thousands of other immigrants work permits, and a reason to stay in America by renewing those permits year... Read More

Judge Keeps Alive Battle Over Counsel For Refugee Kids
Posted on 15 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Washington federal judge on Monday kept alive a class action seeking lawyers for immigrant children facing removal proceedings, but trimmed the suit of three of nine named plaintiffs and a count of violating the Immigration and Nationality Act... Read More

ORR Social Worker at Jail for Refugee Kids: "I Wanted No Part of It Any Longer"
Posted on 10 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It was the summer of 2014 when I finally realized what I was being asked to do: incarcerate children. I was 22, new to social work, and working in Seattle at a 20-bed facility that houses 12- to 17-year-old immigrant youths. It’s funded by... Read More

Three Kids in Immigration Court
Posted on 8 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Fusion attended one such court proceeding last week in Arlington, Va., to get an idea how children are being treated by the system— and whether they’re even showing up for their hearings. Of 15 cases on the judge’s docket that... Read More

U.S. Citizen Kids in Immigrant Families Face Barriers to Social Services
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"About 88 percent of children living in immigrant families are U.S citizens, but they are heavily impacted by immigration laws and policies that restrict social services to immigrants. Even if the children qualify for government services such... Read More