Immigration Law

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"Saint Judy": The story of a tireless immigration lawyer's crusade for justice
Posted on 5 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBS News, Mar. 3, 2019 "In the new movie "Saint Judy," the true story of a crusading immigration lawyer who used the courts to help make it easier for women to seek asylum, Golden Globe-nominated actress Michelle Monaghan – who... Read More

Kansas City's ‘Top-Notch’ Immigration Lawyer Rekha Sharma-Crawford on Her Immigrant Roots and Supreme Court Win
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rick Montgomery, Kansas City Star, July 17, 2018 - " Sharma-Crawford this year has waged deportation battles drawing national, even global, notice. One case alone — the detention and near-deportation of Lawrence chemist Syed A. Jamal —... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta on Ethical Obligations of Lawyers Who Represent Toddlers
Posted on 13 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Mar. 13, 2016 - " There has been a justifiable sense of shock and outrage after a senior immigration judge testified in a legal proceeding that three- and four-year-olds could represent themselves in complex removal proceedings. This... Read More

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Colorado Attorney Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Ripping Off Immigrant Clients
Posted on 26 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Boulder immigration attorney Emily Cohen — who was convicted last year of scamming immigrant families out of tens of thousands of dollars — was sentenced Friday to six years in prison and 10 years of probation for what a Boulder judge... Read More

Sergio Garcia Sworn In As California Lawyer
Posted on 3 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"He’s living in California illegally, but now he can legally practice law. California has allowed an undocumented immigrant into the state bar. His swearing-in ceremony was today, following a legal debate decades in the making. The steps of... Read More

Lawyer Sentenced in Visa Scheme
Posted on 17 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that RICHARD KASSEL, an immigration lawyer who conspired to obtain immigration visas for his clients based on fraudulent advanced-degree diplomas and transcripts... Read More

What's the Difference Between a Refugee and a Deportee? A Lawyer
Posted on 15 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julianne Hing, Feb. 13, 2016 - "Two years after tens of thousands of children and families began fleeing rampant violence in Central America for the United States, a year and a half after the ensuing media panic over their arrival triggered a militarized... 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

Immigration officer forwards racially charged email to Muslim-American lawyer
Posted on 9 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Shahid Haque-Hausrath sat down at his computer on the morning of Sept. 28 and, as he does at the start of most work days, began reading his email. In his inbox that morning was an email from the state's top U.S. Department of Homeland... Read More

ICE Officer In Montana Relieved Of Duties
Posted on 15 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A top Immigrations and Customs Enforcement official who sent an Islamophobic email to a Helena immigration attorney has been relieved of his supervisory duties, according to lawyers involved in the case. Earlier this month, Bruce Norum, the... Read More

Indiana Lawyer Suspended for ‘Illegal Alien’ Comment
Posted on 20 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An Indiana lawyer has been suspended for 30 days for a comment about the immigration status of his divorce client’s spouse in a letter sent to opposing counsel and the judge in the case. The lawyer, Joseph B. Barker, wrote the letter in 2009... Read More