Immigration Law

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NY Atty. Gen. Post Legal Tools To Protect Immigrant Communities in Anticipation of Trump Crackdown
Posted on 20 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Jan. 19, 2017 - "Anticipating potential changes in federal immigration enforcement practices and priorities, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today provided local governments and law enforcement... Read More

Breaking: Faced With S.F. Lawsuit, Trump Lawyer Backs Down on Sanctuary Cities
Posted on 14 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Apr. 14, 2017 - "City Attorney Dennis Herrera today released the following statement after Judge William H. Orrick heard arguments in U.S. District Court on San Francisco’s motion for a preliminary... Read More

Expert: No Clear Guidance on Sanctuary Universities
Posted on 14 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Heather Dockray, Mashable, Dec. 13, 2016 - "For American universities, this is largely unprecedented territory. "There has never been large-scale immigration enforcement on U.S. campuses," Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Practice... Read More

Border City, County Sue Texas Over "sanctuary" Law
Posted on 10 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jackie Wang, Texas Tribune, May 9, 2017 - " Senate Bill 4 has drawn its first lawsuit. The League of United Latin American Citizens, Maverick County and the city of El Cenizo sued the state of Texas on Monday, c laiming that SB 4 has failed to... Read More

Sessions Suspicious of 'Sanctuary Cities' Compliance Claims
Posted on 7 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press, July 6, 2017 - "The Justice Department on Thursday questioned whether Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities responded honestly when asked whether they follow the law on sharing the citizenship status of people... Read More

Church in New Jersey Offers Sanctuary to Immigrants
Posted on 12 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" A New Jersey pastor who opened up his church as a sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation doesn’t have much more room at the inn — nine have moved in. The Indonesian Christians say they’d rather camp out indefinitely in the... Read More

Churches Revive Sanctuary for Immigrants
Posted on 14 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Robles Loreto is the third immigrant to take sanctuary in a church this year in Arizona, reviving a popular movement from the 1980s that sought to help Central American migrants fleeing civil wars stay in the United States by letting them live inside... Read More

Denver Woman Denied Stay by ICE, Takes Sanctuary in Church
Posted on 15 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Erica Melzer, Denverite, Feb. 15, 2017 - "Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented immigrant who has been living in the Denver area for nearly two decades, was denied her stay from deportation from the United States Wednesday morning because she did not... Read More

ACE Releases Brief on the Post-Election Climate for the DACA Program, “Sanctuary Campuses”
Posted on 11 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

American Council on Education, Dec. 5, 2016 - "​Amid uncertainty about the future of the nation’s immigration laws under the Trump administration, colleges and universities around the country are thinking about what might be in store for their... Read More

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Sanctuary Activists Risk Criminal Conviction - Kowalski
Posted on 18 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News, Jan. 17, 2017 - "Today's sanctuary movement is essentially a resurgence of a modern-day underground railroad that fanned out from southern Arizona decades ago. It became prominent in the 1980s as Central... Read More

Fearless Pastor Gives Sanctuary to Immigrants
Posted on 6 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"He is young and looks even younger than his 36 years. Yet, in the midst of a confrontation with the federal government that could have grave consequences for his future, Seth Kaper-Dale acts with the poise of a much older man. "I’m... Read More

Feds Apologize to Cities for Faulty "Name and Shame" Reports, DHS Suspends Publication
Posted on 11 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ron Nixon, New York Times, Apr. 10, 2017 - "The Trump administration will temporarily stop publication of a weekly report spotlighting cities and counties that fail to cooperate with federal immigration officials, people briefed on the change said... Read More

Denver Sanctuary Mom Among Time's 100 Most Influential People
Posted on 20 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CNN, Apr. 20, 2017 - "Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented mother of four who has been living in a Denver church since February, has been named one of 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Vizguerra took refuge at the First Unitarian... Read More

Sanctuary Movement Growing in L.A. Churches
Posted on 8 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cindy Carcamo, L.A. Times, Feb. 8, 2016 - "Rev. Fred Morris is familiar with violence in Latin America. Morris, currently leading North Hills United Methodist Church, survived detention and torture at the hands of Brazil's military dictatorship... Read More

Mississippi Governor Signs Anti-Sanctuary Bill
Posted on 29 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kendra Ablaza, Mar. 27, 2017 - "Mississippi cities, counties, community colleges and universities are officially banned from adopting policies meant to protect undocumented immigrants from the federal government. Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday signed... Read More