Immigration Law

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ICE Detainee Sent to Solitary for Encouraging Protest of 'Voluntary' Low-Wage Labor
Posted on 13 Oct 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Spencer Woodman, The Intercept, Oct. 10, 2017 - "In June, officials at a privately run Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in rural Georgia sentenced an immigrant detainee to a month in solitary confinement to punish him for encouraging... Read More

'Dollar a Day' Forced Labor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against CoreCivic
Posted on 18 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Project South, Apr. 17, 2018 - "A private prison company under contract with Stewart County to house individual’s detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is forcing detained immigrants at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin... Read More

Unpub. BIA Victory - Straight Outa Lumpkin!
Posted on 23 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bob Beer can give you the details, but on this order , his client will be released from the Stewart, GA hellhole. Hats off to Bob! Read More

America's Toughest Immigration Court
Posted on 12 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Christie Thompson, Dec. 12, 2016 - "Stewart, and the adjoining immigration court that determines the fate of all its detainees, has the highest deportation rate in the country. That’s in part because the detainees at Stewart are among the least... Read More

Inside A Georgia Immigration Court, One Man Fights To Stay With His Family
Posted on 29 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Caitlin Dickerson, NPR, Apr. 28, 2016 - "Thousands of immigrants go through the Lumpkin, Ga., immigration court yearly. More than 97 percent of them lose and are deported. NPR follows the case of one man whose lawyer thinks he has a shot at winning... Read More

Former ICE Attorney Switches Sides, Now Represents Detained Asylum-Seekers in Georgia
Posted on 27 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washington Post, Mar. 27, 2017 - "In a tiny hearing room at one of the country’s most remote and unforgiving immigration courts, Elena Albamonte walked right past the table she had used for years as the government’s highest-ranking prosecutor... Read More

Collaborative Project Brings Justice to Detained Immigrants - SIFI
Posted on 17 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stephen Manning writes: "An interesting thing is taking place wherever the administration's immigration enforcement actions touch the ground: sites of resistance are emerging. One such manifestation of these sites of resistance is called SIFI... Read More

Immigrants in Detention Centers Are Often Hundreds of Miles From Legal Help
Posted on 17 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Patrick G. Lee, ProPublica, May 16, 2017 - "One morning in February, lawyer Marty Rosenbluth set off from his Hillsborough, North Carolina, home to represent two anxious clients in court. He drove about eight hours southwest, spent the night in a... Read More

Prisoners in a Ghost Town: Post Card form Lumpkin, GA
Posted on 19 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Antony Loewenstein reports on the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia: "Stewart immigration detention centre is situated on the outskirts of Lumpkin, Georgia, a ghost town seven days a week. ... A notice listed a phone number for inmates... Read More

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