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Judge: ICE Violated Landmark Settlement Agreement, Must Release Refugee Moms, Kids
Posted on 25 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Defendants do not satisfactorily explain why the Agreement, after being in effect since 1997, should only now encourage others to enter the United States without authorization. Nor do Defendants proffer any competent evidence that ICE’s detention... Read More

Are Feds Stalling Detention Deal to Keep Refugee Moms, Kids Behind Bars?
Posted on 11 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secret talks over the fate of the Obama administration’s family detention program may be breaking down, meaning many migrant mothers and children could remain locked up for the foreseeable future. A critical opinion by a federal judge –... Read More

USDA Rules Against Forest Service Use of Border Patrol Backup
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The practice of Forest Service officers’ requesting language interpretation and security backup from Border Patrol agents during stops of Spanish-speaking people is discriminatory, according to a federal administrative ruling made public... Read More

Ibrahim 'No Fly List' Opinion Unsealed, But Mysteries Remain
Posted on 18 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" An eight-year fight over a Stanford graduate student's mysterious inclusion on various terror watch lists ended Wednesday with the revelation she has been off the no-fly list since 2005. The disclosure comes in the fully unsealed 38-page opinion... Read More

More on USDA Ruling re Use of Border Patrol Agents as Interpreters
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a precedent-setting decision released publicly today, the Department of Agriculture’s civil rights office said that the U.S. Forest Service discriminated against Latinos on the Olympic Peninsula by using Border Patrol agents as interpreters... Read More

No-Fly List Challenged: Stanford Ph.D. Wrongly Labeled a Terrorist, Judge Says
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The federal government violated a former Stanford University doctoral student's legal rights nine years ago when it put her on its secretive "no-fly" lists targeting suspected terrorists, a San Francisco federal judge ruled Tuesday... Read More

DOJ Cries 'Terror' in Visa Lawsuit to Cover Up FBI Blunder
Posted on 17 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

After seven years of litigation, two trips to a federal appeals court and $3.8 million worth of lawyer time, the public has finally learned why a wheelchair-bound Stanford University scholar was cuffed, detained and denied a flight from San Francisco... Read More

Court Rules Law Enforcement Can't Prolong Stop to Question an Individual About Immigration Status
Posted on 18 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a victory for fair treatment of immigrants, Pierce County Superior Court has found that local law enforcement officers cannot prolong a detention to question individuals about their immigration status, citizenship status, and/or country of origin... Read More

Arpaio down by 2; bottom of the ninth
Posted on 24 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow set up Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for a knockout in his latest ruling on a racial-profiling lawsuit. Snow's ruling in the Melendres Vs. Arpaio case eviscerates the sheriff's office for its... Read More

Court Ruling Won't Fuel More Immigration: Expert
Posted on 28 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Immigration experts said they don't think the ruling will drive more immigrants to come to the border. While government lawyers argued that family detention helped deter immigration, the judge said officials didn't provide enough evidence... Read More