Immigration Law

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USCIS Policy Alert: Marriage Involving Minor(s) - April 12, 2019
Posted on 14 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS Policy Alert: Marriage Involving Minor(s) - April 12, 2019 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) to add Chapter 21.3(a)(2)(D)(iv), Interview Guidelines for Form I-130 Spousal... Read More

Senate Hearing Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later
Posted on 6 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later Full Committee Hearing July 07, 2015 10:00AM Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses Juan P. Osuna Director... Read More

Feds Open Third Baby Jail for Refugee Minors in North Texas
Posted on 22 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

JULIETA CHIQUILLO, ANA AZPURUA and DIANNE SOLIS, Dallas Morning News, Dec. 21, 2015 - "More than 170 Central American migrant children are settling in a camp in rural Rockwall County as the federal government announced that a third camp in Texas... Read More

Migrant Cases' Fast Track Stirs Alarm
Posted on 29 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Justice Department push for immigration courts to prioritize cases involving unaccompanied minors has raised concern among lawyers and judges that the move could undermine children's rights and lead to an even greater backlog of cases. On... 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

Obama's 'Rocket Dockets' for Refugee Children 'Shameful'
Posted on 6 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Responding to a flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the border in the last year, Miami's immigration court has instituted a "rocket docket,'' assigning three judges to exclusively handle cases involving the youths and decide... Read More

Seattle Judge Weighs Right to Attorney for Kids in Deportation
Posted on 8 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Zilly heard arguments on the government’s motion to dismiss the case. Zilly’s questions focused on his jurisdiction to decide this broad issue, and how kids are handled in immigration court. Government... Read More

Written Testimony and Statements from Senate Hearing, July 7, 2015
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later Full Committee Hearing July 07, 2015 10:00AM Member Statements Chairman Ron Johnson R (WI) Download Statement... Read More

A Child, an Immigration Hearing, and a Doctor's Testimony
Posted on 12 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In New York and Los Angeles, partnerships between pediatricians, psychologists, and legal clinics help unaccompanied minors prepare for the courtroom." - Jenny Gold, The Atlantic, Dec. 8, 2014 . Read More

Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On 'Fast-Tracking' Of Refugee Kids, Moms
Posted on 9 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As the Obama administration says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the Southwest border is declining , the White House is being urged to stop fast-tracking their deportation hearings. That call is coming from an unusual source: one of... Read More

Battle Over the Constitutional Rights of Undocumented Minors
Posted on 28 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Two years ago, attorney Sameer Ashar, a UC Irvine law professor, represented a juvenile who was referred to federal immigration authorities by the Orange County Probation Department. In immigration court, Ashar argued to have his client’s... Read More

Judge Keeps Alive Battle Over Counsel For Refugee Kids
Posted on 15 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Washington federal judge on Monday kept alive a class action seeking lawyers for immigrant children facing removal proceedings, but trimmed the suit of three of nine named plaintiffs and a count of violating the Immigration and Nationality Act... Read More

DOS/DHS: In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Minors in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras With Parents Lawfully Present in the United States
Posted on 15 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE and U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY The United States is establishing an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous... Read More

15-Year Sentence in Slavery, Human Trafficking Case in Ohio Involving Minors
Posted on 30 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, June 27, 2016 - "According to documents filed in the case and admissions made in court in connection with the guilty pleas, the defendants and their associates recruited workers from Guatemala, some as young as 14 or 15 years old, by falsely... Read More

Wolfsdorf on Minors as Primary EB-5 Applicants
Posted on 1 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bernard P. Wolfsdorf , Esq. and Joseph M. Barnett, Esq., June 27, 2016 - "This article should be read together with the blog co-authored with Catherine DeBono Holmes , Esquire, a top securities Lawyer, “ Suggested Procedures and Possible Options... Read More

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