Immigration Law

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CA9 on Racial Profiling: Sanchez v. Barr (Sanchez IV)
Posted on 2 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sanchez v. Barr, Apr. 1, 2019 "ORDER A judge of the court sua sponte requested a vote on whether to rehear this case en banc. A vote was taken, and the matter failed to receive a majority of the votes of the nonrecused active judges in favor of... Read More

Ninth Circuit Upholds Injunction Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Profiling: Melendres II
Posted on 15 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The panel affirmed in part and vacated in part the district court’s permanent injunction and remanded in an action against Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office alleging that defendants have a custom, policy... Read More

FOIA Lawsuit Against CBP Seeks Ohio Profiling Records
Posted on 20 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This week students from Ohio State University’s Civil Law Clinic and the Ohio legal services group Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) jointly sued the Border Patrol in a continued attempt to gather documents about the agency’s... Read More

Stop the Immigration Profiling
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The President should declare that -- unless affirmatively mandated by law -- the federal immigration agencies shall: Judge people seeking immigration benefits or relief from removal as individuals, based on the merit or demerit of their... Read More

Federal Court Rules Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Violated Constitution
Posted on 25 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio relied on racial profiling and illegal detentions to target Latinos , a federal district court said today. The ruling comes following a three-week trial in July and August 2012 over a pattern of unlawful practices... Read More

Alarming Rise of Community Immigration Raids in New Orleans: Report
Posted on 20 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A report released today by the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) revealed an Obama Administration pilot program of race-based community immigration raids that is devastating New Orleans—and warned that it may become... Read More

ICE Caught on Camera Racially Profiling Latino USC in Oregon; Members of Congress Seek Apology, Answers
Posted on 25 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Everton Bailey Jr., Oregonian, Sept. 21, 2017 - "Two Oregon lawmakers are calling for a federal investigation into the conduct of immigration agents who mistakenly approached a Latino man, demanded his name without identifying themselves and claimed... Read More

Is TSA profiling Mexican air passengers in Hawaii?
Posted on 2 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An elite unit of about 32 Transportation Security officers at Honolulu International Airport is supposed to assess the behavior of passengers to see if they might be terrorist threats. The problem is that two TSA whistle blowers came forward... Read More

Judge Orders Monitor Appointed to Oversee Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Posted on 3 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a monitor be appointed to oversee the work of hardline Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio to ensure that his officers no longer use racial profiling in stops of Latino drivers in a crackdown on illegal immigration. ... Read More

Border Patrol Stops, Arrests Many - Including Americans - Far From Border
Posted on 3 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Most Texans probably think of the Border Patrol as doing what the agency’s name suggests: interrupting illegal activity along the line separating the U.S. from Mexico. Yet over the last decade, agents have regularly made arrests deep inside... Read More

Justice Department: North Carolina Sheriff Targeted Latinos
Posted on 19 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Associated Press : "A two-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that a North Carolina sheriff and his deputies routinely discriminated against Latinos by making unwarranted arrests with the intent of maximizing deportations... Read More

DOJ strips Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio of immigration powers
Posted on 16 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The top immigration news on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 was the Justice Department's dramatic takedown of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Here are your must-read blurbs and links: "[W]e have peeled the onion to its core, and earlier... Read More

Tags: arpaio , mcso , 287(g) , profiling , DHS , DOJ , ICE

Policing Immigration
Posted on 9 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigration enforcement is increasingly integrated with local policing. This trend accelerated four years ago when the federal government launched “Secure Communities,” a program designed to check the immigration status of every person... Read More

Arpaio down by 2; bottom of the ninth
Posted on 24 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow set up Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for a knockout in his latest ruling on a racial-profiling lawsuit. Snow's ruling in the Melendres Vs. Arpaio case eviscerates the sheriff's office for its... Read More

Racial Profiling at Arizona Border Checkpoint: Report
Posted on 21 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An Arivaca residents group called for an investigation of alleged racial profiling by U.S. Border Patrol agents at the checkpoint on Arivaca Road outside of Amado, based on a report it produced on volunteers’ monitoring of the checkpoint.... Read More