Immigration Law

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'Shocked and Humiliated': Lawsuits Accuse Border Guards of Invasive Searches of Minors, Women
Posted on 20 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Susan Ferriss, Center for Public Integrity, Aug. 19, 2018 - "Lovell’s lawsuit — and 10 others since 2011 reviewed by the Center for Public Integrity — raise timely and unsettling questions about how far border and other immigration... Read More

Tags: lawsuits , cbp , border , search

Lawsuits Allege Illegal Passport Cancellations by State Department
Posted on 8 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Searches of public court records continue to expose the illegal actions of the U.S. Department of State in Yemen. One private attorney connected to cases in Yemen says “Issues with the U.S. Consulate in Sana’a are systemic and reach... Read More

Under Trump: Civil Lawsuits Up To Redress Immigration Action and Inaction
Posted on 25 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Apr. 24, 2017 - "The latest available data from the federal courts show that, as of the end of March 2017, there have been 763 new civil immigration lawsuits filed in disputes involving immigration matters since January 20, 2017 when President... Read More

Trump’s Wall Faces a Barrier in Texas: Landowner Lawsuits
Posted on 8 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ron Nixon, New York Times, May 7, 2017 - "One of the principal barriers to President Trump’s border wall begins in Aleida Garcia’s expansive backyard. She and her husband have built a small park alongside some scrubland on their 30 acres... Read More

Tags: lawsuits , wall , Trump , border , Texas

Florida Goat Farmer Seeks to Intervene in Texas v. USA Immigration Lawsuit
Posted on 6 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mitchell Williams, a goat farmer in Palatka, Florida, and self-styled "Tea Drinkers Party Republican write-in candidate for U.S. President in the 2016 election," filed this motion in the Texas v. USA lawsuit now pending in federal district court... Read More

Fearing Lawsuits, Sheriffs Balk at ICE Detainers
Posted on 6 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"“When a judge says something is in violation of the Fourth Amendment, I am not going to just keep doing it,” said Sheriff William Gore of San Diego. “If they want to take someone into federal custody, they can decide to do that... Read More

Multiple Trafficking, RICO, Civil Rights Violations Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of H-2B Visa Workers
Posted on 22 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SPLC, May 21, 2013 : " A coalition of some of the nation’s most prestigious law firms today began filing a series of federal lawsuits to prosecute multiple human trafficking and racketeering allegations against a Gulf Coast marine services... Read More

Denver Lawyers Sue for Immigration Court Access
Posted on 17 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, DHS agents (the Federal Protective Service) denied entry to the federal building in Denver housing the Immigration Court unless attorneys and their clients showed government-issued ID and submitted to an NCIC (National Crime... Read More

CBP Targeted for Abuse in Blizzard of Lawsuits, Complaints
Posted on 14 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Over the past week, an alliance of immigration groups, private attorneys and a law school clinic joined forces in filing complaints targeting abuses by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) across the country. Ten damages cases have been filed... Read More

Suits Challenging Confinement of Noncitizens Jump (TRAC, Feb. 21, 2017)
Posted on 23 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Feb. 21, 2017 - "Habeas corpus filings in federal courts challenging the confinement of noncitizens have risen sharply. The latest available data from the federal courts show that during January 2017 the government reported 168 new habeas corpus... Read More

Maricopa County, once a deportation powerhouse, reverses course over Dallas County lawsuit
Posted on 29 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Naomi Martin, Dianne Solis, Dallas Morning News, Feb. 20, 2017 - "A lawsuit filed by immigrants against Dallas County has prompted an about-face in Maricopa County, once known as a deportation powerhouse under former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio's... Read More

GOP Showdown With Justice Department Over Immigration
Posted on 11 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A war has ignited between the Justice Department and several states over their controversial new immigration laws, and Republican senators are stepping into the fray, looking to prevent the Obama administration from challenging these laws... Read More

Human Trafficking Lawsuits Against Signal International Expand
Posted on 11 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Southern Poverty Law Center announced that five more lawsuits have been filed this week against Signal International LLC, accusing the shipbuilder and its network of recruiters and labor brokers of trafficking 500 Indian guest workers to the... Read More

Expert: DACA Lawsuits Face Long Odds
Posted on 7 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, CNN, Sept. 6, 2017 - "Conservative states may have boxed President Donald Trump into announcing an end for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- but Democratic state attorneys general are already fighting back. A coalition... Read More