Immigration Law

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Is Breitbart Running EOIR's News Feed?
Posted on 5 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matthew Hoppock, Apr. 5, 2019 "Starting in September, 2018 the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) started producing this publication called the “EOIR Morning Briefing.” They’re not quite daily and they look like a... Read More

Kobach Sanctioned for 'Deceptive Conduct' in Proof of Citizenship Lawsuit: Fish v. Kobach
Posted on 24 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Fish v. Kobach, June 23, 2017 - "[D]efendant’s deceptive conduct and lack of candor warrant the imposition of sanctions. ... [D]efendant made patently misleading representations to the court ... The court cannot say that defendant flat-out... Read More

Kris Kobach Ordered to Turn Over Trump Immigration Briefing Document
Posted on 5 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Politico, Apr. 5, 2017 - "A federal magistrate has ordered one of President Donald Trump's key campaign advisers on immigration to turn over a document he used to brief the president-elect during the transition. Magistrate Judge James O'Hara... Read More

Extreme Absurdity: A Response to the “Extreme Vetting” Questions Proposed By Kris Kobach - David Isaacson
Posted on 30 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Isaacson, Nov. 30, 2016 - " Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, rumored to be a potential Secretary of Homeland Security in a Donald Trump Administration , met with Mr. Trump last Sunday , apparently to discuss some of his plans for the... Read More

Backlash Against 'Self-Deportation,' Kobach Growing
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Kobach’s supporters are barking back now. The legislators and taxpayers who bought into his schemes to make the lives of illegal immigrants so hellish that they “self-deport.” The editorial board of the Press-Register in Mobile... Read More

A Defense of Immigration-Enforcement Discretion: The Legal and Policy Flaws in Kris Kobach’s Latest Crusade
Posted on 4 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

By David A. Martin*, Thursday, 20 December 2012 - " This Essay disputes the legal claims set forth in a recent lawsuit that seeks to invalidate a policy of the Department of Homeland Security. The policy gives protection against deportation to unauthorized... Read More

A Misplaced Crusade
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On August 23, 11 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers sued to block the Obama administration's program for granting deferred action to long-time U.S. residents who came here illegally as children. Those who receive deferred action, based... Read More

Supreme Court Lets Stand Nebraska Immigration Ordinance
Posted on 6 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review a Nebraska city’s ordinance that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the country illegally could open the door to similar laws elsewhere, supporters said Monday, though they’re... Read More

AILA: U.S. Shamefully Detaining Families Seeking Asylum with "Bond" Rule
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 31, 2014 CONTACTS: George Tzamaras or Ellie Rutledge 202-507-7649 - 202-507-7611 gtzamaras@aila.org - erutledge@aila.org Washington, DC - "According... Read More

Kobach Flunks Farm Facts 101: Forbes
Posted on 8 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Here you have a man who is going around the country helping others on the far right design laws to harass illegal immigrants out of the country, and he seems entirely unfamiliar with the industries that are going to be affected. On the other... Read More

They Still Have Their Dream: Why Kris Kobach's Vitriol-Based Lawsuit Will Fail
Posted on 29 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[O] ne cannot separate the vitriol against DREAMers in states like Arizona and the law suit challenging DACA. They emanate from the same xenophobia against immigrants without being able to see that the deserving beneficiaries of DACA are out of... Read More

Anti-immigration tone alienating Hispanics
Posted on 15 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Republican Party is beefing up its minority outreach nationwide and preparing to put its rising Latino stars on the campaign trail amid concerns that tough immigration rhetoric in the presidential primary is taking on an increasingly anti... Read More