Immigration Law

Recent Posts

EOIR Memo: Case Priorities and Immigration Court Performance Measures (Jan. 17, 2018)
Posted on 18 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, James R. McHenry III, Jan. 17, 2018 - "This memorandum is effective immediately, applies prospectively to all new cases filed and to all immigration court cases reopened, recalendared, or remanded, and serves to rescind the January 31, 2017... Read More

OCIJ OPPM 15-01: Hearing Procedures for Cases Covered by New DHS Priorities and Initiatives
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum (OPPM) provides background and guidance on hearings for aliens who might be covered by new immigration-related enforcement priorities and initiatives established by the Department of Homeland Security... Read More

Felons, Families and Prosecutorial Discretion - Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
Posted on 5 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"O n November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions on immigration aimed at reducing deportations for people who present positive equities such as a close family relationship or long term residence in the US. In announcing... Read More

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman on ICE Raids and the "Non-Priorities Priorities"
Posted on 14 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Feb. 14, 2017 - "Over the weekend hundreds of immigrants were arrested. Despite statements by some in the administration that the arrests were “routine,” they appear to be an implementation of the Executive... Read More

Who is ICE Deporting?
Posted on 30 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The Marshall Project, Sept. 26, 2016 - "In November 2014, President Barack Obama said that immigration officials would make it a priority to deport immigrants who had committed serious crimes. “We’re going to keep focusing enforcement... Read More