Immigration Law

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Advocates Warn of 'Catastrophic Harms' to Migrants due to DHS Policy
Posted on 11 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Feb. 6, 2019 "CLINIC, with its partners, the American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association submitted a letter Feb. 6, 2019 to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen urging her to rescind the Remain... Read More

Tags: migrants , DHS , asylum , border

Free Audio Webinar: Helping Child Migrants: Learn How to Represent Children Who Need Immigration and Family Court Assistance
Posted on 3 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Learn how to volunteer as pro bono counsel for an immigrant child. In the past 8 months, the Customs and Border Protection announced that more than 47,000 children have been apprehended at the Southern border and placed in deportation proceedings... Read More

Tags: webinar , PLI , migrants

Webinar June 26, 2014: Helping Child Migrants
Posted on 24 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Helping Child Migrants: Learn How to Represent Children Who Need Immigration and Family Court Assistance (Free Audio-only) PLEASE NOTE the 3:00 PM START TIME FOR THIS FREE ONE-HOUR BRIEFING. June 26, 2014, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) You can... Read More

Tags: webinar , PLI , migrants

A Film About What Happens When Crossing the Border Goes Wrong
Posted on 20 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Each year, the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office recovers hundreds of deceased migrants from Southern Arizona's Sonoran Desert. ML-1215: Identify the Unidentified takes you on a journey into the Pima County Medical Examiner's... Read More

Unaccompanied Minor Migrants Report Abuse by CBP; Complaint Filed
Posted on 11 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Widespread abuse of unaccompanied immigrant children at the hands of U.S. border officials spurred a group of civil and human rights organizations to file a complaint today on behalf of more than 100 children, each of whom reported experiencing... Read More

Unaccompanied Child Migrants to the U.S. - A Drop in the Bucket and So Much Hype
Posted on 26 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The overreaction surrounding 57, 000 unaccompanied children who have come to the United States, with a population of 300 million, is not befitting of a great nation of immigrants. Indeed, some of the reaction against these children has been nothing... Read More

Tags: daca , mehta , migrants

The Things They Left Behind
Posted on 15 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Design Observer, July 14, 2016 - "When migrants die in South Texas, the objects they leave behind hold clues to their identities. In the fall of 2013, Texas Observer reporter Melissa del Bosque and photographer Jennifer Reel visited Baylor University’s... Read More

Thousands Of Child Migrants Go Unrepresented In Immigration Court
Posted on 13 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jude Joffe-Block, Fronteras, June 9, 2016 - "Between July 2014 and April 2016, the U.S. initiated removal proceedings against more than 64,000 children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border without their parents, according to data from the Executive... Read More

Migrants Vital to U.S. Growth, Sustainability
Posted on 13 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Boosting GDP and keeping Social Security solvent depend on the economic activity of migrants—as workers, consumers, and taxpayers; and, the United States should do more to regularize both high-tech professionals and other workers, panelists... Read More

American Citizen Arrested, Handcuffed by Border Patrol for Driving Farmworkers to Dentist; ICE Threatens Public Health
Posted on 7 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In December, a caseworker for Finger Lakes Migrant & Community Health in upstate New York, was pulled over by federal border patrol agents while driving two farmworkers to a dentist. She was handcuffed, detained for several hours and accused... Read More

Will DACA Leave Migrant Kids Out?
Posted on 29 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[W]hat you did not see in the stories of thousands lining up in Chicago or packing churches in New York were the many children who should benefit but won't. Deferred action is intended for children who are "American" in everything... Read More

Tags: daca , meng , migrants

Graves of Shame: Migrant Mass Graves in South Texas May Violate Law - John Carlos Frey, Texas Observer
Posted on 8 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A year ago, a Texas Rangers inquiry found “no evidence” of wrongdoing in the botched handling of migrant remains in Brooks County. New evidence indicates rampant violations of the law." - John Carlos Frey, Texas Observer, July 6... Read More

Men in Camo Ambush Migrants, Kill Two in Arizona
Posted on 10 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Police are looking for several gunmen who opened fire Sunday night near Eloy on a pickup truck loaded with immigrants who officials suspect are in the country illegally. Two of the migrants were killed. Police don't know why the gunmen opened... Read More

Bordering on Criminal: The Routine Abuse of Migrants in the Removal System
Posted on 11 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This three-part series highlights the findings of the Migrant Border Crossing Study—a binational, multi-institution study of 1,110 randomly selected, recently repatriated migrants surveyed in six Mexican cities between 2009 and 2012. The study... Read More