Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Cyrus Mehta: Need to Plan Ahead Before Sponsoring a Senior Parent for a Green Card
Posted on 31 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, July 29, 2019 "Many US citizens, especially those who have recently naturalized, desire to sponsor their senior parents for lawful permanent residence, also colloquially known as the green card. A US citizen can sponsor a parent for... Read More

Melania, and Donald, Have Some Explaining to Do
Posted on 21 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chain migration ? Working without a permit ? Please read this and this from the Washington Post and decide for yourself. Read More

USCIS Policy Memo: Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces [and more]
Posted on 15 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and Former Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and the Effect of Parole on... Read More

Guide for Detained and Removed Parents with Child Custody Concerns
Posted on 26 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"If you are in immigration detention and you do not know who is taking care of your children, or if your children are in the child welfare system, it is very important that you get help from a lawyer, a legal aid organization, or relatives and friends... Read More

Alabama parents fearing deportation make plans for kids
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Terrified by Alabama 's strict new immigration crackdown, parents living in the state illegally say they are doing something that was unthinkable just days ago — asking friends, relatives, co-workers and acquaintances to take their... Read More

Why Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Excluded Parents of ‘DREAMers’
Posted on 1 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As senior Obama administration officials worked behind the scenes for months this year to develop the legal rationale for deferring the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, there was one group they wanted to include that presented... Read More

Unauthorized Immigrant Parents and Their Children's Development: A Summary of the Evidence
Posted on 31 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" US policy debates about unauthorized immigrants have tended, until recently, to focus on adults and adolescents. Yet several million children, a majority of them born in the United States, would be affected by legalization and feel the effects... Read More

A Parent Deported; U.S. Citizen Kids, Spouse Struggle to Cope
Posted on 29 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This Aug. 14, 2012 photo shows [U.S. citizen] Rony Molina holding a photo of his wife in his home in Stamford, Conn. Molina's wife, Sandra Payes Chacon, was deported to Guatemala in 2010, leaving Molina alone to care for their three children, all... Read More

Thousands of Immigrant Parents Detained - HRW Report
Posted on 15 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Human Rights Watch, May 15, 2017 - "New data analysis reveals that more than 10,000 parents of US citizen children are most likely detained every year in California by immigration authorities, Human Rights Watch said today. In light of new Trump... Read More

Immigration Conundrum: Deport Moms of Minor U.S. Citizens?
Posted on 2 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Parents should not be separated from their children," said Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who has proposed a law to protect parental rights during deportation proceedings. "Let's deport gang members and criminals instead of the parents... Read More

NC judge could terminate parental rights of deported worker, put US-born sons up for adoption
Posted on 10 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When immigration agents deported Felipe Montes to Mexico two years ago, his three young sons were left in the care of their mentally ill, American-born mother in a small North Carolina mountain town. Despite immigration policies that allow for... Read More

Family Values on ICE: The Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"I am pleased to present the following report, "Deportation of Parents of U.S.-Born Citizens" for the second half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, as prepared by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)." - John Morton, Mar. 26, 2012... Read More