Immigration Law

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Senate Report: Oversight of the Care of Unaccompanied Alien Children (Aug. 15, 2018)
Posted on 24 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

United States Senate, PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Aug. 15, 2018 - "Since 2015, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has conducted extensive oversight of federal government... Read More

NY City Bar Issues Recommendations in Response to ICE Arrests in New York State Courthouses
Posted on 18 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYCB, July 11, 2018 - "Calling the increasing number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) civil arrests in and around New York State courthouses “a threat to the New York State court system’s ability to ensure access to justice... Read More

Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman's 2018 Annual Report to Congress
Posted on 28 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman's 2018 Annual Report to Congress (June 28, 2018) Read More

Report: Courts Should Stand Up to ICE
Posted on 7 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Josefa Velasquez and Colby Hamilton, New York Law Journal, December 05, 2017 - "As the number of arrests at courthouses by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers continue to rise under the Trump Administration, a report released Tuesday... Read More

DHS Inspector General Accuses Own Agency of Bottling-Up Travel Ban Report
Posted on 21 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Josh Gerstein, Ted Hesson, Seung Min Kim, Politico, Nov. 20, 2017 - "The Department of Homeland Security's official watchdog is accusing his own agency of slow-walking the public release of a report about confusion that ensued earlier this year... Read More

Promoting Access to Justice for Immigrant and LEP Crime Victims in an Age of Increased Immigration Enforcement – Report
Posted on 4 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIWAP, American University, Washington College of Law, May 3, 2018 - "This report presents the results of a national survey conducted during October and November 2017 among judges, police, prosecutors, advocates and attorneys documenting whether... Read More

Immigration Prisoners Subjected to Strip Searches, Moldy Food, Intimidation: DHS OIG Report
Posted on 14 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS OIG, Dec. 14, 2017 - "A new report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) cites concerns about the treatment and care of detainees by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE). The report... Read More

CBP May Have Violated Court Orders While Enforcing Travel Ban
Posted on 21 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alan Gomez, USA Today, Jan. 19, 2018 - "Customs and Border Protection agents were "caught by surprise" by President Trump's original travel ban against majority-Muslim nations and may have violated two separate court orders while implementing... Read More

Our Tax Dollars Paid $10K Per Page for Rex Tillerson's 'Listening Tour' Report...But He Won't Let Us See It - Daniel M. Kowalski
Posted on 8 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel M. Kowalski , July 8, 2017 - Visas and passports are near and dear to my professional heart. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid $1,086,250 to Insigniam Holding LLC to do a "listening tour" of DOS staffers. The 110-page report was distributed... Read More

Report | Assumption Of Risk: Legal Liabilities For Local Governments That Choose To Enforce Federal Immigration Laws
Posted on 8 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Mar. 7, 2018 - "A joint report by attorneys from NIJC, American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Immigration Law Center, and Southern Poverty Law Center, Assumption of Risk: Legal Liabilities for Local Governments... Read More

TRAC: Legal Representation Makes 14X Difference in 'Women with Children' Immigration Court Cases
Posted on 17 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Results continue to show that the single most important factor in determining outcome is whether or not these individuals are represented in their court proceedings. For cases concluded thus far, the odds of being allowed to remain in this country... Read More

Report of the DHS Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers
Posted on 3 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Sept. 30, 2016 - "The detention of migrant children and families by the U.S. government has been controversial since its inception. Child and family detention has been the subject of a number of federal lawsuits – most notably, the Flores... Read More

ABA Commission on Immigration report excoriates federal detention policy for immigrant families
Posted on 21 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A report released Aug. 19 by the ABA Commission on Immigration with the assistance of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers takes the federal government to task for its policy of detaining immigrant mothers with young children. “... Read More

Children On The Run: UNHCR Report
Posted on 12 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As crime and violence have increased dramatically in Mexico and Central America in recent years, UNHCR has tracked a notable increase in the number of asylum-seekers—both children and adults—particularly from El Salvador, Honduras and... Read More

Special Report: Divided by Detention - Asylum-Seeking Families’ Experiences of Separation
Posted on 1 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Leigh Barrick, Aug. 31, 2016 - "As the number of asylum-seeking families from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico arriving in the United States soared in recent years, the Obama Administration aggressively expanded family detention in an... Read More