Immigration Law

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NWIRP Reaches Settlement with DOJ to Continue to Provide Assistance to Unrepresented Respondents in Removal Proceedings
Posted on 18 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, Apr. 17, 2019 "Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into a settlement agreement in NWIRP v. Sessions , a lawsuit filed in 2017 by NWIRP and Maggie Cheng, a staff attorney at NWIRP, challenging... Read More

EOIR ANPRM on Limited Representation
Posted on 27 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2019 "The Department of Justice (Department) is evaluating the possibility of revising the rules and procedures governing representation and appearance during proceedings before the Executive... Read More

New York Program Makes Huge Difference in Immigration Court Outcomes
Posted on 9 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, VOX, Nov. 9, 2017 - "Soon, every eligible immigrant who gets detained in one of a dozen cities — including New York, Chicago, Oakland, California, and Atlanta — will have access to a lawyer to help fight their immigration court... 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

DOJ Judge: 3-Year-Olds Can Represent Themselves in Immigration Court
Posted on 4 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jerry Markon, Washington Post, Mar. 4, 2016 - "A senior Justice Department official is arguing that 3- and 4-year-olds can learn immigration law well enough to represent themselves in court, staking out an unconventional position in a growing debate... Read More

Groups Sue Feds Over Failure to Provide Lawyers for Kids in Immigration Court
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Public Counsel, and K&L Gates LLP today filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of children who are challenging the... Read More

Advance Copy of EOIR Proposed Rule: Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceedings
Posted on 16 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This document proposes to amend the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) regulations relating to the representation of aliens in custody and bond proceedings. Specifically, this rulemaking proposes to allow a representative before EOIR... Read More

Innovative Approaches to Immigrant Representation: Exploring New Partnerships
Posted on 27 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CARDOZO LAW REVIEW VOLUME 33 DECEMBER 2011 NUMBER 2 Copyright © 2011 by Yeshiva University All rights reserved CONTENTS Symposium Innovative Approaches to Immigrant Representation: Exploring New Partnerships ... Read More

Vulnerable Immigrants in Deportation Proceedings Unable to Represent Themselves Must Get Counsel and a Hearing
Posted on 24 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, Apr. 23, 2013 : "A federal district judge has ordered the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Attorney General, and the Executive Office of Immigration Review to provide legal representation to immigrant detainees with mental disabilities... Read More

USCIS Policy Memo: Representation and Appearances and Interview Techniques
Posted on 29 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance regarding representation and appearances and interview techniques in certain application and petition proceedings before USCIS." - USCIS, May 23, 2012 . Read More

EOIR Proposed Rule: Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceedings
Posted on 17 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This document proposes to amend the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) regulations relating to the representation of aliens in custody and bond proceedings. Specifically, this rulemaking proposes to allow a representative before EOIR... Read More

Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Blocks DOJ from Enforcing 'Cease and Desist' Letter Against NWIRP
Posted on 28 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP v. Sessions, July 27, 2017 - "1. Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Dkt. 37) is GRANTED. 2. Defendants Jefferson B. Sessions III, the United States Department of Justice, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Juan Osuna... Read More

EOIR Rules (Two Final, One Proposed) in Oct. 1st Federal Register
Posted on 29 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers for Individuals in Immigration Proceedings - "This final rule adopts, as amended, the proposed rule entitled “List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers for Aliens in Immigration Proceedings.” The... Read More

Advance Copy of EOIR Final Rule: Recognition of Organizations and Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representatives
Posted on 17 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/19/2016 - "This rule amends the regulations governing the requirements and procedures for authorizing representatives of non-profit religious, charitable, social service, or... Read More

EOIR Set to Publish Representation Rules
Posted on 17 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

EOIR, Sept. 16, 2015 - EOIR Publishes Rules Regarding Legal Representation " The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today announced that the Deputy Attorney General has signed for publication in the Federal Register one proposed rule... Read More