Immigration Law

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'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

Trump's Misuse of Barbara Jordan's Legacy on Immigration - Susan F. Martin
Posted on 8 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Susan F. Martin, Feb. 5, 2018 - "After years of talking about a broken immigration system, President Trump offered a framework for immigration reform in his State of the Union address. In the lead-up to the address, the White House issued a statement... Read More

Trump’s Misuse of Barbara Jordan’s Legacy on Immigration - Susan F. Martin
Posted on 6 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Susan F. Martin, Feb. 5, 2018 - "After years of talking about a broken immigration system, President Trump offered a framework for immigration reform in his State of the Union address. In the lead-up to the address, the White House issued a statement... Read More

Is DACA Illegal? A Dallas Court Says, 'Maybe' (UPDATED)
Posted on 24 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A court challenge by federal immigration agents seeking to block President Barack Obama’s deferred-deportation initiative will probably succeed, a judge said. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Dallas today put off his own decision... Read More

A lawful step for the immigration system
Posted on 30 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" P resident Obama recently announced a policy to stop deportation of most undocumented immigrants who came here as children and to give them a quasi-status, called deferred action, that can let them work legally. Perhaps 800,000 Dreamers (as these... Read More

David Martin: Reading Arizona
Posted on 17 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[T]he majority warmly reaffirmed a constitutional doctrine, known as obstacle preemption, that will favor the federal government’s interests in a wide swath of future cases. It also strongly endorsed the primacy of the federal government in... Read More

A Defense of Immigration-Enforcement Discretion: The Legal and Policy Flaws in Kris Kobach’s Latest Crusade
Posted on 4 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

By David A. Martin*, Thursday, 20 December 2012 - " This Essay disputes the legal claims set forth in a recent lawsuit that seeks to invalidate a policy of the Department of Homeland Security. The policy gives protection against deportation to unauthorized... Read More

A Misplaced Crusade
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On August 23, 11 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers sued to block the Obama administration's program for granting deferred action to long-time U.S. residents who came here illegally as children. Those who receive deferred action, based... Read More