Immigration Law

Recent Posts

How Independent Are Immigration Judges? A Peek Behind the Curtain
Posted on 21 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Jacqueline Stevens, June 19, 2016 - " Yesterday I bumped into an email from "PBZ"* to Assistant Chief Immigration Judge (ACIJ) Gary Smith. It documents everything Atlanta practitioners knew but couldn't exactly prove: 1) The Atlanta... Read More

Lawyers Call for Investigation of Immigration Judges re Asylum, Children
Posted on 30 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bryan Johnson, Sept. 29, 2016 - "Several Immigration Judges at the Charlotte and Atlanta Immigration Courts are responsible for knowingly and systematically depriving unrepresented immigrants before them of their right to apply for asylum and/or... Read More

Immigration Judge Won’t Delay Hearing For Lawyer’s Maternity Leave, Then Berates Her For Bringing Baby To Court
Posted on 20 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An attorney on maternal leave was denied her request to postpone an immigration hearing in Atlanta, and had to litigate with her baby strapped to her chest. Then, she was berated by the judge, who refused to delay the hearing, for bringing her child... Read More