Immigration Law

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NIJC, KIND and AILA Provide Statements for House Border Hearing
Posted on 3 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

At 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security will hold a hearing entitled, "ANOTHER SURGE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ALONG THE SOUTHWEST BORDER: IS THIS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S... Read More

A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System
Posted on 27 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"CGRS and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) have collaborated to produce an important report urging lawmakers to reform the U.S. immigration system for migrant children who are coming to our borders with surging frequency. They come, often unaccompanied... Read More

KIND Pro Bono Attorney of the Month: Stacey Hsiang Chun Wang
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Los Angeles-based Holland & Knight litigation associate Stacey Hsiang Chun Wang is a KIND pro bono attorney and human rights advocate. Through her pro bono work, she has specialized primarily in handling cases involving human trafficking victims... Read More

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Katie Chatterton, Pro Bono Superstar for KIND (Kids in Need of Defense)
Posted on 22 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Katie Chatterton, an associate at Haynes and Boone, LLP in Houston, is no stranger to working with vulnerable children in immigration court. Katie recently won immigration status for her third KIND client and is already working on her fourth case... Read More

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Report: A Treacherous Journey - Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System
Posted on 25 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"CGRS and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) have collaborated to produce an important report urging lawmakers to reform the U.S. immigration system for migrant children who are coming to our borders with surging frequency. They come, often unaccompanied... Read More

Advocates Call for Court-Appointed Attorneys for Immigrant Children and Teens
Posted on 28 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Two immigrant advocacy groups recommended this morning that minors in immigration court be appointed government attorneys and that asylum regulations be liberalized to cover the special needs of migrant minors who come into the U.S. unlawfully without... Read More

Pro bono attorneys to the rescue in emergency Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases
Posted on 22 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"With time running short for two KIND clients, Kirkland & Ellis LLP's Jon Janow volunteered to help. Jon's clients – Alberto and Carolina, both from Central America – were children who were on the verge of ageing out... Read More

Law firm is kind to KIND
Posted on 2 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Over the past year, KIND has partnered with the law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP to complete an innovative pro bono effort designed to streamline KIND's operations and better equip its staff to carry out KIND's mission to help unaccompanied... Read More

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Child Migrants, Alone in Court
Posted on 11 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a nation that prides itself on the fact that everyone accused of a crime — murderers, rapists — has the right to a lawyer, undocumented immigrants, even when they are unaccompanied children, are not entitled to a public defender.... Read More

Tiana Butcher, KIND Pro Bono Attorney of the Month
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Tiana Butcher, an associate in Nixon Peabody's Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group, first learned about Noel shortly after she began working in the firm's Washington, DC office. She was told that two colleagues... Read More

KIND Pro Bono Hero: Enrique Longton
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Enrique Longton, an associate at Covington & Burling's Washington, D.C. office, ... volunteered to represent two young siblings from El Salvador, who had been abandoned by their mother and left at the Texas border to fend for themselves... Read More

KIND Attorney of the Month: Bill Ecenbarger, helped gain status for young girl from Guinea
Posted on 2 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Seventeen-year-old Jeannette, from Guinea, struggled to find legal assistance to help her make her case for U.S. protection. She was scared to return to her home country but could not find a lawyer to help her. She was in despair, trying to ... Read More

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