Immigration Law

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At Least 50 Dead in Texas Migrant Smuggling Tragedy
Posted on 28 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jaden Edison, Patrick Svitek, Lomi Kriel, Texas Tribune, June 28, 2022 "A tractor-trailer found near Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio contained the bodies of 50 dead people, along with 16 others who have been taken to hospitals, according... Read More

MALDEF OK'd to Intervene in TX Baby Jail Litigation
Posted on 18 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Apr. 18, 2020 "A federal court on Friday allowed two San Antonio residents, who are seeking to block a for-profit company from opening a controversial detention center for migrant children, to intervene in a lawsuit. In February, MALDEF... Read More

U.S. Policy Stole 8 Lives in a Truck; Why the Dying Won’t End - Juan Castillo
Posted on 29 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Juan Castillo, Austin American-Statesman, July 28, 2017 - "Jammed into the back of a locked, pitch-black moving furnace without water or food, eight immigrants began a journey to what they thought would be a better life in America. Instead, inside... Read More

Notice of ICE Public Meeting on Family Residential Centers, San Antonio, Wed., Mar. 16, 2016
Posted on 3 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 - "The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers (ACFRC) will meet in San Antonio, TX to brief Committee members on ICE’s family... Read More

Under Plea Deal, Qatari Military Officer and Spouse Banished from US, Pay $120K Restitution to Settle Slavery Charges
Posted on 12 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, Feb. 12, 2016 - "An angry judge in San Antonio reluctantly gave a Qatari military officer and his wife probation and ordered them deported immediately for abusing two female servants who were brought... Read More

San Antonio Police, Mayor: No Immigration Status Checks
Posted on 2 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MaryAnn Martinez, KENS-TV, Oct. 30, 2015 - "The San Antonio Police Department has made it clear that it doesn't want to be in the business of enforcing federal immigration law. SAPD Chief William McManus said San Antonio police officers don't... Read More

San Antonio Immigration Court Non-Detained Cases Pushed to November 2019
Posted on 28 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We have been having communications with EOIR for months about setting a date for the non-detained cases that have been going off calendar. EOIR has now said that the system will show November 29, 2019 as the reset date for all of the non-detained... Read More

Former San Antonio Immigration Attorney Sued for Consumer Fraud: Texas v. Esquivel
Posted on 28 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Paul A. Esquivel, a well-known former immigration attorney with offices across the state, for years filed fraudulent paperwork for his clients, giving them temporary work permits but leaving them in danger of deportation, state prosecutors alleged... Read More

Texas A.G. Sues Immigration Scammer
Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The state attorney general has accused a San Antonio man of pretending to be an immigration lawyer and has filed a lawsuit to make him stop the practice. Donato Arredondo, 62, solicited $171,000 in fees from immigrants in Austin two years ago to... Read More

DACA Cases Move Forward
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

[Fernando Alquicira, 24, a UT Health Science Center student, talks Wednesday afternoon Aug. 15, 2012 with his lawyer Nancy Taylor Shivers as he prepares to file paperwork under President Obama's Defered Action for Childood Arrivals program. Photo... Read More

MALDEF, Austin, San Antonio Sue Texas over SB4 Sanctuary Cities Ban
Posted on 2 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, June 1, 2017 - "The City of San Antonio and three non-profit organizations are asking a federal court to block Texas from implementing Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), arguing that the controversial law is unconstitutional, according to a lawsuit filed... Read More

Legal Representation Key to Success for Children in Immigration Court Hearings
Posted on 22 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Jonathan Ryan, executive director of Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, a San Antonio legal aid group that represents many of the youth, said more of the children get deported than should. Of the more than 1,000 children... Read More

How Operation Streamline Works Today in San Antonio
Posted on 12 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jason Buch, San Antonio Express-News, June 11, 2017 - "After the defendants in orange jumpsuits filed out of U.S. Magistrate Judge Diana Song Quiroga’s courtroom, federal marshals led in a line of men and women dressed in street clothes and... Read More

ICE Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers Meeting, March 16, 2016, San Antonio, TX
Posted on 1 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 - "The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers (ACFRC) will meet in San Antonio, TX to brief Committee members on ICE’s family... Read More