Immigration Law

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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

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

USCIS Sued Over 'Unlawful Delay' Of Citizenship Applications Of Muslims - Arapi v. USCIS
Posted on 19 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Talal Ansari, BuzzFeed News, May 18, 2016 - "The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unlawfully delays the citizenship applications of Muslim immigrants due to a secretive immigration program, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday... Read More

Groups Sue Trump Administration, Challenging Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census
Posted on 31 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, May 31, 2018 - "The Trump administration’s eleventh-hour decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census violates the U.S. Constitution because it is racially discriminatory and could result in a severe undercount of minorities... 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

Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Sparks Multiple Lawsuits - UPDATED Mar. 28, 2018
Posted on 27 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On March 26, 2018, Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross published this memo and stated: "I have determined that reinstatement of a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census is necessary to provide complete and accurate data in response to the DOl request... Read More

Lawsuit Charges Feds Block Muslims From Citizenship
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 31, 2014 - "Five people who have lived in the United States legally for decades filed a lawsuit today challenging a little-known government program used to deny thousands of law-abiding people citizenship, green cards, and visas on counterterrorism... Read More

Exiled American Sues CBP: Olivas v. Whitford
Posted on 15 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiff-Petitioner (hereinafter, Plaintiff) Oscar Ivan Olivas is a 45-year-old natural-born U.S. citizen who Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials unlawfully exiled to Mexico almost three years ago. Mr. Olivas has repeatedly attempted... Read More

State Department Strips Man of U.S. Citizenship Granted During Childhood
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Abdo Hizam says he has always tried to be a good American. Born in 1980 in a small village in Yemen to a Yemeni-American father, Mr. Hizam received an American passport through a law that provides citizenship to the children of Americans. He... Read More

Citizenship Clause Lawsuit Filed for American Samoans: Tuaua v. U.S.
Posted on 12 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" American Samoa has been a part of the United States for more than a century. Nonetheless, current federal law classifies persons born in American Samoa as so-called “non-citizen nationals” – the only Americans so classified –... Read More

CRBA Lawsuit Against DOS Filed: Chacoty et al. v. Kerry et al.
Posted on 3 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"American citizenship is the “right to have rights.1” Defendants have denied Plaintiffs’ statutory right to American citizenship. For decades, Defendants have applied the statute in the ways described below to grant citizenship... Read More