Immigration Law

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Ex-Judges Tell ICE to Stop Courthouse Arrests
Posted on 12 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associate Press, Dec. 12, 2018 - "Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying... Read More

Senators Raise Concerns Over Castro-Tum, Recalendaring
Posted on 18 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Letter, Sept. 13, 2018 - "Dear Secretary Nielsen and Attorney General Sessions: We write today to express our concerns about recent reports that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) intends to request the recalendaring of thousands of deportation... Read More

Dream Defenders Fight Back Against 'Cease and Desist' Letter from GEO Group
Posted on 8 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

See this link for the Aug. 3, 2018 letter to Dream Defenders from Holland & Knight, lawyers for GEO Group, and then scroll down for the Aug. 6, 2018 reply by the Dream Defenders! Read More

63 House Members Question Slow Pace of Refugee Admissions: Bipartisan Letter to Nielsen, Pompeo
Posted on 23 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 17, 2018 letter - "In September 2017, your Administration announced a Presidential Determination of 45,000 for Fiscal Year 2018, the lowest refugee admissions ceiling ever set. To meet this number, the United States must admit 3,750 refugees... Read More

Retired IJs, Former BIA Members Blast Sessions' Meddling in Matter of Castro-Tum Remand
Posted on 2 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 30, 2018 open letter - "On Thursday, July 26, 2018, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), in a costly and inefficient use of the agency’s resources, sent an Assistant Chief Immigration Judge to the Philadelphia Immigration... Read More

63 House Members Question Slow Pace of Refugee Admissions: Bipartisan Letter to Nielsen, Pompeo
Posted on 23 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 17, 2018 letter - "In September 2017, your Administration announced a Presidential Determination of 45,000 for Fiscal Year 2018, the lowest refugee admissions ceiling ever set. To meet this number, the United States must admit 3,750 refugees... Read More

'Child Kidnapping, Plain and Simple...Utter Depravity' - Strong Words for DHS in Resignation Letters
Posted on 18 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

July 18, 2018 - Four members of the DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council, Richard J. Danzig, Elizabeth Holtzman, David A. Martin and Matthew G. Olsen, tendered their joint resignation letter to Sec. Nielsen on July 16, 2018. David Martin and Elizabeth... Read More

465 Groups Ask Sessions to Rescind Matter of A-B-
Posted on 29 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Letter, June 27, 2018 - "Dear Attorney General Sessions, The 465 undersigned faith-based, immigration, civil rights, human rights, worker rights, and anti-violence service and advocacy organizations write to express our profound concern for the... Read More

19 AGs and Colo. Gov. Ask Commerce to Nix Citizenship Question on Census - Letter
Posted on 14 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Letter dated Feb. 12, 2018 - "We, the undersigned Attorneys General of New York, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania... Read More

18 GOP Congressmen Aren't Sure About the 13th Amendment
Posted on 16 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Betsy Woodruff, Daily Beast, Mar. 15, 2018 Republicans Say Forced Labor Is Good for Detained Immigrants in Letter Defending Private Prison GEO Group is being sued for paying aliens $1 a day or less while they’re locked up. GOP lawmakers say... Read More

Tech Experts, Rights Advocates Slam Automated 'Extreme Vetting' Visa Proposal - Two Letters
Posted on 20 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tajha Chappellet-Lanier, Fedscoop, Nov. 17, 2017 - "The use of algorithms for screening immigrants could easily lead to an “inaccurate and biased” process, a group of artificial intelligence and machine learning experts argues. In... Read More

3 Former DHS Secretaries Urge Speed on DACA Legislation
Posted on 3 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jan. 3, 2018 - "We write to you today as Congress considers legislation to allow certain young immigrants, known as Dreamers, who came to the country as children, to be able to continue to live, work and contribute to our country. We write not only... Read More

Tech Lobby Sends Letter to USCIS Supporting Work Authorization for H-4 Visa Holders
Posted on 24 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sunita Sohrabji, India-West, Jan. 23, 2018 - "The Information Technology Industry Council, a major lobbying group for the tech industry, led a group of 10 IT organizations which sent a letter Jan. 17 to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director... Read More

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Law Profs to Trump: Keep DACA, It's Legal
Posted on 14 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 14, 2017 - "About 100 immigration law professors signed a letter to President Trump arguing “that the executive branch has legal authority to implement” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals... Read More

ABA President Hilarie Bass Sends Letter to DOJ, DHS Opposing Separation of Families
Posted on 13 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, June 12, 2018 - "American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass sent a letter today to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressing the association’s strong opposition to recent... Read More