Immigration Law

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Groups Protest 'Public Charge' FAM Change
Posted on 29 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, NILC and CLINIC, Aug. 28, 2018 - "The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and the National Immigration Law Center write to express our concern over current policy relating to the assessment... Read More

Judge Orders Attorney Access to Refugee Kids in Arizona Immigration Jail
Posted on 18 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On July 10, 2014, prompted by the government’s initial response to the large influx of unaccompanied alien children6 (“unaccompanied children” or “UAC”) and families – many from El Salvador – who have recently... Read More

Arizona Detention Conditions Lawsuit Moves Forward: Doe v. Johnson
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Court Rejects Government’s Efforts to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Inhumane Detention Conditions in Border Patrol Facilities and Certifies Large Class of Immigrant Plaintiffs; Class Now Seeks to Unseal Government Documents Detailing Abuse NILC... Read More

Advocates Move To Prevent Release Of Immigrants' Info - Law360
Posted on 6 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Allissa Wickham, Law360, June 4, 2016 - "A group of immigrants and advocacy groups on Friday asked the Fifth Circuit to cancel a lower court’s request for information regarding certain immigrants with deferred action, adding a new development... Read More

Arizona's SB 1070 'Show Me Your Papers' Law (Mostly) Bites the Dust
Posted on 16 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Sept. 15, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2016 CONTACT Juan Gastelum, National Immigration Law Center, 213-375-3149, gastelum@nilc.org Steve Kilar, ACLU of Arizona, 602-492-8540, skilar@acluaz.org Inga... Read More

Tags: SB 1070 , Arizona , nilc

Why We Are Suing the Government
Posted on 29 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"American Immigration Council Executive Director Ben Johnson explains why the Council has filed lawsuits against the federal government." - American Immigration Council, Aug. 28, 2014 . Read More

Class Action Challenges Tucson Border Patrol Detention Practices
Posted on 11 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Tucson Sector Border Patrol holds men, women, and children in freezing, overcrowded, and filthy cells for extended periods of time in violation of the U.S. Constitution, a group of legal organizations allege in a class-action lawsuit filed Monday... Read More

Inside Artesia
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Inside the remote, secretive detention center for migrant families ... Hundreds of migrant families who have entered the US from Central America are being held in detention while they wait to be processed. Over 600 people are being held in the main... Read More

Tags: Artesia , lind , orantes , tumlin , nilc

NILC Report: Immigrant-Inclusive State and Local Policies Move Ahead in 2014-15
Posted on 29 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Dec. 22, 2015 - "Civic engagement by immigrants and their allies has been effective in moving inclusive state and local policies and in defeating virtually all of the significant anti-immigrant proposals filed in state legislatures during the... Read More

Court Orders Feds to Improve Conditions in Immigration Holding Cells
Posted on 19 Nov 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Nov. 18, 2016 - "A federal district court today found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is violating the constitutional rights of people detained in holding facilities in Arizona and ordered the government to take steps to improve conditions... Read More

DACA Boosts Immigrants' Earning Power, Survey Finds - Law360
Posted on 12 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, July 10, 2015 - " A 3-year-old immigration program that grants work permits and defers deportation actions for hundreds of thousands of young people in the country illegally has been a boon to the pockets and educational aspirations of its... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Law Denying Driver Licenses to Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Immigrants
Posted on 14 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Sept. 13, 2016 - " Immigrant and civil rights groups have filed a legal challenge to Arizona’s policy of denying certain lawfully present immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the... Read More

DACA Back On...For Now
Posted on 15 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 13, 2018 - "Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the... Read More

Tags: daca , USCIS , nilc

Prominent Immigration Law Attorney Daniel M. Kowalski Joins National Immigration Law Center’s Board of Directors
Posted on 16 Jan 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Daniel M. Kowalski LOS ANGELES — The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) announces the recent appointment of seasoned immigration law attorney and national expert, Daniel M. Kowalski, to its board of directors. “I am honored to be... Read More

DACA Recipient Stranded in Mexico Sues to Reunite with Husband in the U.S.
Posted on 12 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Apr. 10, 2018 - "A married couple separated by a failure of the U.S. immigration system today filed a federal lawsuit asking the court to allow them to reunite and continue their lives together at home in Los Angeles, Calif. Marco Villada... Read More

Tags: daca , waiver , villada , lawsuit , nilc