Immigration Law

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CA9 on REAL ID, Credibility: Dai v. Sessions
Posted on 9 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dai v. Sessions, Mar. 8, 2018 - "Ming Dai is a citizen of China. He testified that he was beaten, arrested, jailed, and denied food, water, sleep, and medical care because he tried to stop the police from forcing his wife to have an abortion. The... Read More

DHS on Identification Documentation Needed for Air Travel
Posted on 10 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, Jan. 8, 2015 - "Today I announce the schedule for the final phase of implementation of the REAL ID Act. Bottom line up front: Effective January 22, 2018, air travelers with a driver’s license or identification card... Read More

Tags: TSA , real id , travel , DHS

Legal Debate Prompted By Arizona Ban On Deferred Action Licenses
Posted on 20 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Under current state law, Arizona residents can present a work permit, a Social Security Number and one other form of ID to receive a state driver’s license. But the governor’s office asserts that there is a difference between the young... Read More

A Slippery Legislative Slope: From IIRAIRA to REAL ID to Secure Fence
Posted on 12 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS published this notice today in the Federal Register regarding border barriers (fencing and roads) near Calexico, California. Read the long list of federal statutes and regulations DHS has waived, thanks to IIRAIRA, the REAL ID Act and the Secure Fence... Read More

DHS Final Rule for REAL ID-Compliant Driver Licenses, ID Cards
Posted on 28 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Pursuant to REAL ID regulations, beginning December 1, 2014, federal agencies may not accept State-issued driver’s licenses or identification cards for official purposes from individuals born after December 1, 1964, unless the license or card... Read More

Third Circuit on jurisdiction, REAL ID, APA: Chehazeh v. Atty. Gen.
Posted on 17 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Daoud Chehazeh appeals the May 24, 2010 order of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissing, for lack of jurisdiction, his “Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Stay of Removal Proceedings.”1 Chehazeh... Read More