Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Public (Including Media) Denied Access to Border Courts
Posted on 11 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 11, 2019 "Tent border courts for asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico under a Trump administration policy have opened for hearings Wednesday in Laredo, Texas — but few got to see inside as the public... Read More

USCIS Updates Policy Guidance for I Visas (Media Representatives)
Posted on 10 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS Policy Alert, Nov. 10, 2015 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the foreign information media representative nonimmigrant visa classification, commonly known as... Read More

Reporters Shut Out of Immigration Courts
Posted on 13 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On July 28, investigative reporter Carroll traveled to the Artesia detention center on the grounds of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) to report the story. In the preceding days she had exchanged emails arranging access with media... Read More

What's In a Name?
Posted on 29 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this podcast , Fi2W executive producer John Rudolph discusses the editorial and political implications of this debate over terminology with Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, and Monica Novoa, a writer... Read More

MPI Holds Media Call TUESDAY, April 29 to Discuss Findings in Major New Report Examining U.S. Deportation Trends and Policies
Posted on 29 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On Tuesday, April 29, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) will host a media conference call to discuss the findings of a major new report that examines the U.S. deportation system and how it has evolved over the past two decades. The report, which... Read More

Litigation Moves Forward on Media Access to Immigration Court
Posted on 11 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" On June 4, 2013, Judge Orinda Evans, Northern District Court, Georgia, issued two orders in the cause of government transparency, in particular recognizing the rights of the public and the media to attend immigration hearings. Judge Evans is granting... Read More