Immigration Law

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Cornell Law List of Immigrants' Rights Organizations
Posted on 12 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law School, Migration and Human Rights Program, July 2018 - " Organizations seeking non-lawyer and lawyer volunteers : The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is training adults who want to become “child advocates”... Read More

Cornell Law List of Immigrants' Rights Organizations
Posted on 12 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cornell Law School, Migration and Human Rights Program, July 2018 - " Organizations seeking non-lawyer and lawyer volunteers : The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is training adults who want to become “child advocates”... Read More

Accuracy for Adoptees Act Amends INA Sec. 320 [Post Expanded]
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

RECOGNITION OF STATE COURT DETERMINATIONS OF NAME AND BIRTH DATE - Section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1431) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(c) A Certificate of Citizenship or other Federal document... Read More

Tags: INA , Court , adoptees , law , 320 , aaaa , name

Change to INA Definition of Orphan - Sec. 101(b)(1)(f)(i)
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Karen S. Law writes: "The definition of “orphan” found in INA 101(b)(1)(f) has been changed in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. In adoptions from non-Hague Convention partner countries, there is no longer a requirement that... Read More

Barbara Hines, Denise Gilman Play Key Role in Defending Detained Refugee Kids, Moms in Texas
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jazmine Ulloa, Austin American-Statesman, Jan. 31, 2016 - "More than 120 women with children — loaded into government vehicles and shuffled from city to city — arrived this month at the immigrant family detention center in Dilley, adding... Read More

Tags: hutto , clinic , gilman , hines , law , ut , Texas , karnes , dilley

Emory University Law Students Issue Damning Report about Behavior of Atlanta Immigration Judges
Posted on 7 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Atlanta Loop, May 3, 2017 - "Emory University Laws School students observed the Atlanta Immigration Court over a seven week period in 2016 to find out why the court has a reputation of being hostile toward immigrants. The behavior they claim they... Read More

New Jersey Gov. Christie Signs Version of Dream Act Into Law
Posted on 24 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last year, Giancarlo Tello had to drop out of Rutgers University in Newark because he couldn’t afford the out-of-state tuition. This happened even though he lived in New Jersey. The problem was that Tello, 23, is from Peru and was undocumented... Read More

Cesar Vargas, DACAmented Lawyer
Posted on 4 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Application of Cesar Adrian Vargas for Admission to the Bar of the State of New York - 2015 NY Slip Op 04657 - Decided on June 3, 2015 - Appellate Division, Second Department : "We are called upon to determine whether an undocumented immigrant... Read More

My Great-Grandparents Weren’t ‘Illegal’ When They Came To The U.S. They Would Be Now.
Posted on 6 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Kari Hong, Feb. 3, 2018 - "Around 1905, when Norway would have been considered a “shithole,” my great-grandmother sailed to the United States. She was 16 years old, without family and money, and found work as a house cleaner. My... Read More

Advocates Prevail in Challenge to Montana Anti-Immigrant Law
Posted on 24 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On Friday, Judge Jeffrey Sherlock of the First Judicial District Court struck down the vast majority of Montana’s voter-approved law requiring state agencies to determine an applicant’s citizenship or immigration status before granting... Read More

In Miss. Immigration Fight, Both Sides Quote Scripture
Posted on 17 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Some lawmakers say religion represents a common reference point for members with diverse ethnic backgrounds and life experiences, so debate often transforms the state House's podium into a preacher's pulpit. "This is the South... Read More

Cyrus Mehta: Can An Undocumented Lawyer Practice Immigration Law?
Posted on 13 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"All eyes are focused on whether the California Supreme Court will grant an undocumented lawyer a law license in the case of Sergio Garcia . If an undocumented lawyer like Garcia is granted a license, what would happen if he chooses to practice immigration... Read More

State Senator files bill to repeal Alabama immigration law
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Alabama Sen. Billy Beasley has filed a bill to repeal Alabama's sweeping immigration law, saying it is causing severe workforce shortages and problems in state courthouses and schools. "The people in the agriculture community are not... Read More

Expert: Immigration a 'Minefield' for Boehner, House Republicans
Posted on 4 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"With pressure mounting on House Speaker John Boehner to tackle the politically and emotionally charged issue of immigration reform, activists on both sides of the debate are gearing up for a major legislative clash in 2014. ... “It’s... Read More