Immigration Law

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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

ICE Immigration Enforcement Efforts Reach Less Than 0.02% of U.S. Employers - CRS Report
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Despite the increases in recent years ... the number of Final Orders for civil money penalties remains very low relative to the number of U.S. employers. Employers receiving Final Orders in FY2014, as shown in Table 1, represent less than .02% of... Read More

Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures
Posted on 9 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued new guidance on immigration-related worksite enforcement. Under the guidelines, DHS “will use all available civil and administrative tools, including civil fines and debarment, to penalize... Read More

CRS on Border Security
Posted on 2 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Drawing on multiple data sources, the report suggests conclusions about the state of border security. Robust investments at the border were not associated with reduced illegal inflows during the 1980s and 1990s, but a range of evidence suggests... Read More

Discrediting “Self Deportation” as Immigration Policy
Posted on 7 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Why an Attrition through Enforcement Strategy Makes Life Difficult for Everyone By Michele Waslin "The day that Alabama’s draconian anti-immigrant law went into effect in October of 2011, thousands of school children were reported absent... Read More

MPI Report: Most Undocumented Immigrants Will Stay Under Obama’s New Policies
Posted on 25 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Under new immigration enforcement programs the Obama administration is putting in place across the country, the vast majority of unauthorized immigrants — up to 87 percent — would not be the focus of deportation operations and would... Read More

The Deportation Dilemma: Reconciling Tough and Humane Enforcement (MPI Report)
Posted on 29 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The United States has deported a record number of unauthorized immigrants and other removable noncitizens in recent years. More than 4.5 million noncitizens have been removed since Congress passed sweeping legislation in 1996 to toughen the nation’s... Read More

Untangling the Immigration Enforcement Web: NILC Report (Sept. 2017)
Posted on 13 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Sept. 2017 - "Immigrants are caught in a complex and opaque web of databases, related systems, and information-sharing mechanisms that facilitate immigration enforcement and erect barriers to their full participation in economic and social... Read More

Discrediting “Self Deportation” as Immigration Policy
Posted on 7 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Why an Attrition through Enforcement Strategy Makes Life Difficult for Everyone By Michele Waslin "The day that Alabama’s draconian anti-immigrant law went into effect in October of 2011, thousands of school children were reported absent... Read More