Immigration Law

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Texas Judge Blocks Licensing of Family Immigration Jail
Posted on 5 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Grassroots Leadership, May 4, 2016 -"A judge in Austin today issued a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services from implementing 40 TEX. ADMIN. CODE § 748.7 to issue a childcare license to... Read More

Texas Mulls Licensure of Immigration Jails for Refugee Kids, Moms
Posted on 31 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Andrea Ball, Austin American-Statesman, Jan. 29, 2016 - "The speakers trekked to the podium one after another, simultaneously lambasting and pleading with a panel of child protection officials weighing the fate of thousands of immigrant mothers and... Read More

And Nebraska Makes 50: Driving DACAmented
Posted on 30 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and have been approved for a federal deferred action program that allows them to stay and work in the country will now be allowed to get driver's licenses in Nebraska... Read More

Tags: daca , veto , Nebraska , license

Texas Family Detention Center Now Licensed for Child Care; Expert Details Trauma of Detention
Posted on 13 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A corrections corporation that manages a family detention center for Immigration and Customs Enforcement received a child care license from the state of Texas in May, raising questions among attorneys and activists as to whether the company is trying... Read More

PA Revokes License of Berks County Immigration Lockup
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AP, Jan. 30, 2016 - "the state decided to revoke the operating license of a residential facility used by the federal government to house asylum-seeking immigrant families. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services said it won't renew the... Read More

Bar Exam Passed, Immigrant Still Can’t Practice Law
Posted on 4 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Cesar Vargas seemed to have checked all the right boxes in his quest to become a lawyer in New York State. He made honors at both college and law school in New York City, his home since coming to the United States from Mexico at age 5. He interned... Read More

Cesar Vargas, DACAmented Lawyer
Posted on 4 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matter of Application of Cesar Adrian Vargas for Admission to the Bar of the State of New York - 2015 NY Slip Op 04657 - Decided on June 3, 2015 - Appellate Division, Second Department : "We are called upon to determine whether an undocumented immigrant... Read More

Judge: Arizona's 'DREAMers' Can Keep Driver Licenses
Posted on 26 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge has decided to make permanent an injunction overturning Arizona’s ban on issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children and spared from deportation by President... Read More

Oregonians to vote on immigrant driver's licenses
Posted on 20 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Oregonians are headed for a statewide vote on a new law that allows immigrants who can't show they're in the United States legally to obtain driver's licenses. Secretary of State Kate Brown's office said Friday that opponents of... Read More

The Broader Lesson From Garcia's Fight To Practice
Posted on 27 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Besides the important ruling that allows for the admission of Garcia to the bar, the case reveals the daunting real-world challenges facing undocumented immigrants who were raised and educated in this country, and who are undeniably American in... Read More

Arizona's 'No DLs for DACAs' Policy May Not Survive Equal Protection (Rational Basis) Challenge
Posted on 17 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

While most news articles focus on Judge Campbell's March 16, 2013 denial of Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction in ADAC et al. v. Brewer et al., CV12-02546 PHX DGC , of greater import is Judge Campbell's position on Plaintiffs'... Read More

CA9 Denies Stay to Arizona in Driver License Case: ADAC v. Brewer
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arizona Dream Act Coalition v. Brewer 13-16248 Due to the level of interest in this case, this site has been created to provide access to case information. Please check this website regularly for updates. ... Read More

Tags: daca , Arizona , dream , adac , brewer , license

OFAC General License G Affects Iranian Students
Posted on 7 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Today, the Office of Foreign Assets Control issued Iran General License G authorizing accredited U.S. academic institutions to establish and operate undergraduate and graduate academic exchange agreements with Iranian universities, including the... Read More

Arizona Will Issue Driver Licenses to PIPers
Posted on 24 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"State officials are going to grant driver’s licenses to some people not in the country legally even as Arizona continues to deny the same privilege to “dreamers.” The Department of Transportation has decided that those granted... Read More

License Immigrant, Cal. State Bar Urges Court
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a filing Thursday with the state Supreme Court, the bar renewed its support for Sergio C. Garcia, who was brought to the United States as a toddler, worked his way through college and law school, and awaits the court's verdict on his eligibility... Read More