Immigration Law

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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

Seattle Non-Profit Sues Feds over 2008 Representation Rules: NWIRP v. Sessions
Posted on 9 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, May 8, 2017 - "Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed a lawsuit in federal district court challenging an order from the Department of Justice instructing NWIRP to “cease and desist” from assisting unrepresented immigrants in... Read More

In Two out of Three Pending Cases, Unaccompanied Children Have No Representation in Immigration Court: TRAC
Posted on 25 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Unaccompanied children are represented by an attorney in only about one-third (32%) of 63,721 cases pending in Immigration Court as of October 31, 2014, according to the latest data obtained and analyzed by Syracuse University's Transactional... Read More

The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack
Posted on 21 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rachel B. Tiven, The Nation, May 21, 2017 - "While the country has been fixated on President Trump’s firings, leaks, and outbursts involving the Department of Justice, that agency has itself been stealthily attacking our democracy by telling... Read More