Immigration Law

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New Legal Filing Links High-level Trump Officials to Asylum “Turnback Policy” - Al Otro Lado, Inc. v. Nielsen
Posted on 17 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

American Immigration Council, Oct. 16, 2018 - "In a new court filing, asylum seekers and an immigrant rights group are challenging the Trump administration’s policy and practice of turning back asylum seekers at ports of entry along the U.S... Read More

Federal Judge Rules Suit Challenging CBP’s Turnaways of Asylum Seekers at the Border Can Proceed
Posted on 27 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CCR, Aug. 24, 2018 - "A federal judge ruled this week that a lawsuit challenging U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) practice of turning away asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border can proceed. The lawsuit was brought by the Los Angeles... Read More

Tags: cbp , lawsuit , asylum , border

GROUPS CHALLENGE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ATTACKS ON ASYLUM PROTECTIONS: Grace v. Sessions
Posted on 7 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Aug. 7, 2018 - "The American Civil Liberties Union and Center for Gender & Refugee Studies filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the Trump administration’s gutting of asylum protections for immigrants fleeing domestic violence... Read More

Decorated Soldier Booted From Army, Sues for Citizenship
Posted on 23 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU SoCal, July 18, 2018 - "Yea Ji Sea, 29, who has lived in the U.S. since she was a child, was so highly respected by her supervisors in the U.S. Army that one of them wrote she "volunteers for deployments willing to die for a country she... Read More

TPS Lawsuit Survives DOJ Motion to Dismiss: Centro Presente v. Trump
Posted on 25 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lawyers' Committee, July 23, 2018 - "In a detailed, 42-page opinion issued late Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper rejected the federal government’s request to dismiss Centro Presente v. Trump , a high-profile lawsuit challenging... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Targeting Stalled Waivers for Muslim Ban
Posted on 31 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Scott Simpson, July 29, 2018 - "Muslim Advocates, Lotfi Legal, LLC, the Immigrant Advocacy & Litigation Center, PLLC, and Public Counsel filed an amended complaint in a class action lawsuit on behalf of all individuals whose visa applications... Read More

Pentagon Attacks Immigrant Recruits - 'There’s No Explanation For This Except Xenophobia'
Posted on 8 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Army soldiers - who just happen to be immigrants - are being kicked out of the service without being told why, in violation of Army regulations and the U.S. Constitution. The Associated Press broke the story here . The New York Times followed up here... Read More

Feds Sued for Turning Away Asylum Seeker and Falsifying Paper Trail - Crespo v. USA
Posted on 6 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC - "U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers all too frequently deny individuals fleeing persecution and torture their right to seek protection in the United States, issue summary removal orders against them, and then falsify documents to support... Read More

Teen Taken at U.S. Border Tells of ‘Icebox’ Cages With 60 Girls
Posted on 5 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Erik Larson, Bloomberg, July 3, 2018 - "A 15-year-old girl who was forcibly separated from her mother after fleeing to the U.S. from El Salvador described to a Washington State investigator how she was crammed into a windowless room with 60 other... Read More

Decorated Soldier Booted From Army, Sues for Citizenship
Posted on 23 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU SoCal, July 18, 2018 - "Yea Ji Sea, 29, who has lived in the U.S. since she was a child, was so highly respected by her supervisors in the U.S. Army that one of them wrote she "volunteers for deployments willing to die for a country she... Read More

Army Admits Discharge of MAVNI Soldier Illegal
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alex Horton, Washington Post, July 17, 2018 - "The Army has reversed its widely covered decision to discharge a citizenship-seeking immigrant soldier, in what his lawyer called an acknowledgment that the move was “improper.” Lucas Calixto... Read More

Judge: Feds Must Treat Separated Migrant Kids for PTSD
Posted on 18 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rosa Ferneuax, Mother Jones, July 17, 2018 - "Two immigrant children who were separated from their parents at the southern border have had their constitutional rights violated, a federal judge in Connecticut ruled late last week in yet another blow... Read More

New Lawsuit Seeks Due Process for Detained Kids
Posted on 18 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYCL, June 29, 2018 - "Today, five immigrant children in federal custody filed a complaint in federal court challenging the government’s cruel policies and practices that unlawfully prolong their detention and delay their reunification with... Read More

Court Enjoins ORR Policy Prolonging Detention of Immigrant Children: L.V.M. v. Lloyd
Posted on 28 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYCLU, June 27, 2018 - "A federal judge today granted a preliminary injunction ending a policy of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) requiring Trump-apointed director Scott Lloyd to personally review and approve the release of any detained... Read More

Court Enjoins ORR Policy Prolonging Detention of Immigrant Children: L.V.M. v. Lloyd
Posted on 28 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYCLU, June 27, 2018 - "A federal judge today granted a preliminary injunction ending a policy of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) requiring Trump-apointed director Scott Lloyd to personally review and approve the release of any detained... Read More