Immigration Law

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Military Lawyers to be Detailed to Border for Immigration Cases?
Posted on 29 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washington Post, Apr. 26, 2019 "Senior Defense Department officials have recommended that acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan approve a new request from the Department of Homeland Security to provide military lawyers, cooks and drivers to... Read More

American Immigration Lawyers Held for Hours at Texas Border by CBP
Posted on 18 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MSNBC, Mar. 17, 2019 "Threatened with arrest and asked about their political beliefs, journalists, activists, and lawyers on a federal list are detained and questioned at the border based on their work with asylum seekers." Read More

Feds Target Lawyers, Journalists Covering Southern Border
Posted on 8 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tom Jones, Mari Payton and Bill Feather, NBC San Diego, Mar, 6, 2019 "Documents obtained by NBC 7 Investigates show the U.S. government created a secret database of activists, journalists, and social media influencers tied to the migrant caravan... Read More

Immigrant Rights Attorneys and Journalists Denied Entry into Mexico
Posted on 2 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

KATE LINTHICUM, CINDY CARCAMO and MOLLY O'TOOLE, Los Angeles Times, FEB 01, 2019 "Two U.S. immigrant rights attorneys and two journalists who have worked closely with members of a migrant caravan in Tijuana said they had been denied entry into... Read More

What It's Like To Be An Immigration Lawyer In The Trump Era
Posted on 25 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Laura Murray-Tjan, Oct. 24, 2018 - "I was at my favorite restaurant on Cape Cod, eating dinner alone at the sushi bar when the young chef, who was torching the sheets of seaweed he held in his bare hand, asked me — an immigration lawyer —... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta on Atty. Gen. Sessions, 'Dirty' Immigration Lawyers
Posted on 17 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Oct. 16, 2017 - "Attorney General Sessions who has been hostile towards increased immigration and views the asylum system as a loophole for unauthorized entry into the US said in recent remarks that “over the years, smart attorneys... Read More

New York Program Makes Huge Difference in Immigration Court Outcomes
Posted on 9 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, VOX, Nov. 9, 2017 - "Soon, every eligible immigrant who gets detained in one of a dozen cities — including New York, Chicago, Oakland, California, and Atlanta — will have access to a lawyer to help fight their immigration court... Read More

The Ethical Role of Immigration Lawyers During the Trump Regime - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 20 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Dec. 19, 2016 - "... The role of the immigration lawyer has become ever more important since Trump winning the election, and the prospects for increased immigration enforcement after January 20, 2017 when Trump is President. While Trump... Read More

NY State Becomes First in the Nation to Provide Lawyers for All Immigrants Detained and Facing Deportation
Posted on 9 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Vera Institute of Justice, Apr. 7, 2017 - "The Vera Institute of Justice and partner organizations today announced that detained New Yorkers in all upstate immigration courts will now be eligible to receive legal counsel during deportation proceedings... Read More

DOJ: Giving Toddlers Lawyers in Immigration Court Would 'Destroy the Framework' of System
Posted on 28 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

June Williams, Courthouse News, Mar. 24, 2016 - "A government attorney told a federal judge Thursday that appointing attorneys for all children facing deportation would "destroy the framework of the immigration system." The Justice Department... Read More

Two Lawyers Walk Into a Bar...
Posted on 28 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stop me if you've heard this one... - Benach Ragland LLP, July 23, 2014 Read More

The Role Of The Immigration Lawyer In The Age Of Trump - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 12 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Nov. 12, 2016 - "Vulnerable immigrants need advocates more than ever before to defend and protect them. We have a new and renewed mission, and this should propel us forward and give us a new purpose. ... Immigration lawyers need to be... Read More

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Immigration Lawyers to Join Big Bird in Unemployment Lines
Posted on 23 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Observers of the Twittersphere honed in on one line -- Mitt Romney's non-responsive comment to a question in the second Presidential debate on pay equality ("I brought us whole binders full of, of women"). Another remark, however... Read More

Immigrant detainees deserve lawyers
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Put simply, an immigrant's access to an attorney can be as important as the facts in his or her case. The only reasonable solution is to provide attorneys to those immigrant detainees who need them. It would cost, of course, but due process... Read More

Majority of Respondents in Immigration Court Now Have Lawyers
Posted on 21 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The majority of immigration court cases in 2013 involved immigrants who had legal representation, a reversal from five years ago, according to new data from the federal government. In 2013, 59 percent of those in immigration proceedings had legal... Read More