Immigration Law

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Pro Se Attorneys Ineligible for Fee Awards Under FOIA - Gahagan v. USCIS (CA5)
Posted on 27 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gahagan v. USCIS - "The question presented is whether attorneys appearing pro se can recover fees under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”). The district court held no. We affirm." Read More

Tags: fees , FOIA , USCIS , pro se

CA5 on CAT, El Salvador: Garcia v. Holder
Posted on 2 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The IJ and BIA denied CAT protection because Garcia admitted that he could not be sure whether the extortionists were actually police officers, or whether they were criminals impersonating police officers, and because Garcia did not report the incidents... Read More

Falling through the Cracks: How Gaps in ICE's Prosecutorial Discretion Policy Affect Immigrants Without Legal Representation
Posted on 14 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"While the Obama administration’s has expanded use of prosecutorial discretion in immigration cases, the subject of immigrants without legal representation and their ability to access this discretion remains unresolved. In 2011, nearly... Read More

Pro Se Manual: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture Protection for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Posted on 21 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In response to a call from advocates, CGRS developed a pro se manual for survivors of domestic violence seeking asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture protection in the United States. We were troubled by countless stories... Read More