Immigration Law

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Couple raises record $4 million on Facebook to reunite immigrant families
Posted on 19 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Guynn, USA Today, June 19, 2018 - "In what is the largest single fundraiser ever on Facebook, a Silicon Valley couple has drummed up millions of dollars from tens of thousands of people to reunite immigrant parents with their children. As... Read More

Hundreds of Asylum-Seekers Released After Texas Court Ruling
Posted on 8 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tina Vasquez, Rewire, Dec. 5, 2016 - "After more than a year of court proceedings, a judge in Texas issued a final judgment late Friday afternoon, preventing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from issuing child-care licenses... Read More

DHS Begins Releasing Refugee Moms, Kids From Family Prisons
Posted on 14 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Federal officials have begun releasing hundreds of detained mothers and children from the nation’s family detention centers as part of plans to end long-term detention of migrant families. Nearly two hundred detained parents and children... Read More

Tags: berks , ryan , atd , raices , DHS , karnes , dilley

Groups Allege Coercion and Intimidation of Detained Mothers and Children in Texas Immigration Lockup
Posted on 1 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Sept. 30, 2015 - "Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), the American Immigration Council, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), partners in the... Read More

Tags: clinic , raices , aila , ICE , dilley

CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project
Posted on 31 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"You can call it a 'Family Residential Center' but it is a prison…That's not what these women and children deserve." - Leslie Holman, AILA President "Immigrants' rights and immigrant legal services groups are announcing... Read More

Tags: clinic , cara , raices , aila , aic , Texas , karnes , dilley

Immigrants’ Rights Groups Announce Plans to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services to Children and Their Mothers Detained in Texas
Posted on 1 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigrants’ rights and immigrant legal services groups are announcing the establishment of a family detention project to provide legal services to children and their mothers detained in Karnes City and Dilley, Texas, and to advocate for the... Read More

Students and Professors Fight for Families at Karnes Detention Center - AILA Leadership Blog
Posted on 15 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA Leadership Blog, Mar. 14, 2016 - "Two weeks ago, six law students from the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic visited Karnes Detention Center. The students were Kate Chapman (3L), Ivonne Escobar (2L), Hellieth Pedroza... Read More

Costly Bonds Leave Women Refugees Languishing in Detention
Posted on 18 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Ever since thousands of Central Americans sought asylum in Texas last summer, the White House has been trying to stop other families from doing the same. One of its most controversial tactics is to lock up asylum-seeking women and children in detention... Read More

Legal Representation Key to Success for Children in Immigration Court Hearings
Posted on 22 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Jonathan Ryan, executive director of Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, a San Antonio legal aid group that represents many of the youth, said more of the children get deported than should. Of the more than 1,000 children... Read More

Refugee Moms Start Hunger Strike in Texas Detention Center
Posted on 1 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"About 25 women held at the Karnes Family Detention Camp have started a Holy Week hunger strike, seeking the release of themselves and their children, according to Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, a community organization... Read More

UC Davis Law Students Help Detained Refugee Moms, Kids During Break
Posted on 19 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Students in the UC Davis School of Law Humanitarian Aid Legal Organization (HALO) traveled to San Antonio, Texas during spring break to provide support and assistance for immigrant women and children detained in the Karnes County Residential Center... Read More

ICE Releases a Handful of Refugees from Texas Lockups
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"With pressure building on the Obama administration to improve or abolish the detention of immigrant families, officials have agreed to release on bond at least half a dozen immigrant mothers, some of whom had sued the federal government for relief... Read More