Immigration Law

Recent Posts

NC Woman’s Deportation Order a ‘Symbol of Everything Wrong With the Immigration System’
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tina Vasquez, Rewire, June 21, 2017 - "For the past eight years, Minerva Cisneros Garcia has checked in regularly with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But on April 23 everything changed for the mother of four children, who is being forced to... Read More

New immigration policy may keep Marine vet, family together
Posted on 28 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Alejandra counts her blessings. In addition to having the house, a beautiful family and a good job, she has something that can never be taken away: the unbelievable generosity of a high-school teacher who kept her in school and, eventually, pushed... Read More

Prosecutorial Discretion Victory in North Carolina
Posted on 4 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A deportation case that started Jan. 11, 2012, was supposed to end in the departure of Flavio Ramos Cruz from the U.S. on Wednesday. But some striking turns of events over the year helped him remain in Lexington, the place he has called home since... Read More

BIA on Bond Hearing Venue: Matter of Cerda Reyes
Posted on 24 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Official Headnote : "The rules for applying for a bond redetermination at 8 C.F.R. § 1003.19(c) (2014) relate to venue, not jurisdiction." - Matter of Cerda Reyes , 26 I&N Dec. 528 (BIA 2015). [Note Footnote 8: "We recognize... Read More

Unpub. BIA Bond Jurisdiction Victory: Matter of Cerda Reyes
Posted on 10 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The respondent appeals from the Immigration Judge's March 13, 2014, decision determining that she lacked jurisdiction under 8 C.F.R. § 1003.19(c) to consider his request for a change in custody status. ... The instant appeal requires us... Read More

Lining Up the Planets: A Journey from EWI to LPR
Posted on 24 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[Ed. Note: Practitioners will want to read this in detail. Sad to say, few are the lawyers who would have had the vision and tenacity to achieve this outcome. Hats off to attorney Parsonage!] "...The Eighth Planet falls into place and the set... Read More