Immigration Law

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D.C. Attorney General Sues ICE for Answers About Immigration Crackdowns
Posted on 23 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine , Oct. 22, 2018 - "Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit seeking to force U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to provide answers about recent ICE enforcement actions in the... Read More

Raids Webinar, Wed. Jan. 13, 2016
Posted on 11 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Immigration Raids: Update, Advocacy Strategies, Legal Strategies, and Resources - "This webinar will help advocates respond to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. ICE has targeted recently-arrived Central American families with removal... Read More

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ABA Condemns Immigration Raids Targeting Central American Families Seeking U.S. Protection
Posted on 7 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ABA, Jan. 6, 2015 - Statement of Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association : "The American Bar Association condemns the U.S. government’s operation targeting the deportation of Central American mothers and children seeking protection... Read More

After An Immigration Raid, A City's Students Vanish
Posted on 26 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jonathan Blitzer, New Yorker, Mar. 23, 2017 - "On February 15th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ice) officers conducted a raid in Las Cruces, arresting people at a trailer park on the outskirts of town. The raid came a few weeks after President... Read More

ICE Roundups of Refugee Moms, Kids Begin; Agents Ignore Warrant Requests
Posted on 4 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nigel Duara and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, L.A. Times, Jan. 3, 2016 - "The detentions of at least 11 families across the country marked the first day of an effort by the government to find and deport Central American migrants who sought refuge in the... Read More

Tags: refugees , raids , ICE

TRAC Report: Potential Impact of Immigration Raids Targeting Women with Children
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

TRAC, Jan. 14, 2016 - " Earlier this month the Obama Administration announced immigration raids that would be targeting women and children. While ICE has not released figures on the number of families that could potentially be targeted in future... Read More

Tags: report , women , TRAC , Children , raids

ICE Plans New Raids Against Refugee Moms, Kids
Posted on 13 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

L.A. Times, May 12, 2016 - "The Obama administration is planning another series of raids that would lead to the deportation of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally, the Department of Homeland Security... Read More

Immigration Raids Target Disabled Refugees
Posted on 6 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Yale Law School Immigration Clinic, Jan. 5, 2015 - "By letter delivered this morning, more than 150 organizations served notice on federal officials that many of the Central American refugees targeted in recent immigration raids are disabled, as... Read More

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Dear Janet, stop terrorizing kids!
Posted on 18 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Letter from the Southern Poverty Law Center to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano inquiring about ICE raids in Alabama: "Armed ICE agents went to trailer parks and apartment complexes in Fort Payne and Collinsville, entering homes without permission... Read More

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ICE Courthouse Arrests Spark Backlash from Prosecutors
Posted on 16 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

James, Queally, L.A. Times, Mar. 15, 2017 - "[I]n the past few weeks, attorneys and prosecutors in California, Arizona, Texas and Colorado have all reported teams of ICE agents — some in uniform, some not — sweeping into courtrooms or... Read More

ICE Could Knock on Doors of 18,000 Central American Women, Kids
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, ThinkProgress, Jan. 15, 2016 - "Beyond the wave of immigration raids targeting 121 individuals for potential deportation proceedings earlier this month by the Obama administration, there may be thousands more Central American women... Read More

Trump Immigration Raids Enable Domestic Abusers in Denver
Posted on 16 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mark Joseph Stern, Slate, Mar. 8, 2017 - "Since Donald Trump assumed the presidency, undocumented immigrants across the United States have been thrown into a state of distress and uncertainty. Five days after taking office, Trump signed an executive... 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

Women and children first: legality of ICE raids in southern states scrutinized
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Matthew Teague, The Guardian, Jan. 30, 2016 - " Southern Poverty Law Center says sweeps are targeting solely women and children as a ‘family unit’ brings in $600 for private owners of detention centers compared with $150 for housing a... Read More

Tags: Atlanta , raids , ICE , SPLC

ICE Raids Have Chilling Effect on Education of Children: Report
Posted on 11 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Georgetown Law, Apr. 11, 2016 - "Recent raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have had a chilling effect on the education of recently arrived children – including those seeking asylum from the violence in Central America... Read More