Immigration Law

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ABA President: More Lawyers Needed for Central American Refugee Children (Q&A)
Posted on 4 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"James Silkenat, president of the American Bar Association, said this week that the legal issues facing migrant children in Texas from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala are huge. Silkenat, a New York corporate attorney, took a small team of lawyers... Read More

Federal Partnership to Provide Lawyers for Unaccompanied Migrant Children
Posted on 7 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which administers AmeriCorps, and the Department of Justice today announced "justice AmeriCorps," a strategic partnership to increase national service opportunities while enhancing... Read More

Thousands Of Child Migrants Go Unrepresented In Immigration Court
Posted on 13 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jude Joffe-Block, Fronteras, June 9, 2016 - "Between July 2014 and April 2016, the U.S. initiated removal proceedings against more than 64,000 children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border without their parents, according to data from the Executive... Read More

More Judges, Lawyers Needed for Refugee Moms, Kids
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As unaccompanied immigrant minors flooded into the U.S. this summer, immigration lawyers and judges struggled to keep up. The sheer number of minors arriving brought court scheduling problems, sudden changes in federal policy and more volunteers... Read More

Judges give low marks to lawyers in immigration cases
Posted on 20 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The performance of many lawyers who represent immigrants facing deportation in New York has long been considered mediocre. But in a new report that seeks to measure the extent of the problem, immigration judges themselves step forward and... Read More

Do DREAMers Really Need Lawyers?
Posted on 3 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Even though the requirements look simple, you don’t need a law degree to know that looks can be deceiving. So when do you really need a lawyer? And just as importantly, what can (and should) a lawyer do for you? ... Some of the red flags are... Read More

Thousands of Kids Ordered Deported - With No Lawyer
Posted on 18 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Rogers, Politico, Nov. 18, 2015 - "Newly released government records show the heavy cost imposed on the very youngest of the child migrants from Central America after President Barack Obama chose to accelerate their deportation hearings in... Read More

Former IJ: Los Angeles Need to Provide Lawyers for Immigrants
Posted on 30 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bruce J. Einhorn, Mar. 27, 2017 - "[D]efendants in immigration court have no constitutional right to a court-appointed lawyer. For this reason, New York City and other localities have created programs to provide lawyers to immigrants facing deportation... Read More