Immigration Law

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A Judge Just Reminded CBP That the Border Isn’t a Rights-Free Zone
Posted on 2 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hugh Handeyside, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project, Oct. 1, 2018 - "An American family that underwent a harrowing detention at the hands of U.S. Customs and Border Protection can now seek some measure of justice. That’s... Read More

'Shocked and Humiliated': Lawsuits Accuse Border Guards of Invasive Searches of Minors, Women
Posted on 20 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Susan Ferriss, Center for Public Integrity, Aug. 19, 2018 - "Lovell’s lawsuit — and 10 others since 2011 reviewed by the Center for Public Integrity — raise timely and unsettling questions about how far border and other immigration... Read More

Tags: lawsuits , cbp , border , search

CBP Directive: Border Search of Electronic Devices (Jan. 4, 2018)
Posted on 29 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP, Jan. 4, 2018 - "To provide guidance and standard operating procedures for searching, reviewing, retaining, and sharing information contained in computers, tablets, removable media, disks, drives, tapes, mobile phones, cameras, music and other... Read More

CBP Pays $475K to Settle Suit Over Illegal Cavity Search of American Citizen at Border
Posted on 22 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 21, 2016 - "Today, the ACLU of Texas and the ACLU of New Mexico announced a record settlement in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) paid a New Mexico woman $475,000 for illegally subjecting her to vaginal and anal searches... Read More

Border Exit Laptop Search Tossed: USA v. Kim
Posted on 13 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The government points to its plenary authority to conduct warrantless searches at the border. It posits that a laptop computer is simply a “container” that was examined pursuant to this authority, and it submits that the government’s... Read More

Search Function Added for AAO Non-Precedent Decisions
Posted on 5 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS E-Mail to stakeholders, Apr. 4, 2016 - "The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a search tool for most non-precedent decisions since 2005. Non-precedent decisions apply existing... Read More

Tags: AAO , search

OFLC Implements Search FAQs Feature
Posted on 20 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has updated the FAQ page of its official website with a new keyword search function, Search FAQs . Users may now search the FAQ page by using a single keyword or exact phrase to identify items in... Read More

Tags: oflc , faq , search

Guide to Using OFLC’s Search FAQs
Posted on 20 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) lists answers to frequently asked questions for each of the program areas administered by the OFLC. As there are a number of FAQs for each program area, OFLC has... Read More

Tags: guide , oflc , faq , search

Get the Best of BIBDE/ILC: Daily E-Mail, Tabs, Search and More
Posted on 4 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

To make the most of your Bender's Immigration Bulletin - Daily Edition / Immigration Law Community experience, be sure to sign up for the free daily email update, at the "Sign up for Newsletter" button. In a hurry? Check the "Inside... Read More

Tags: BIBDE , tabs , Twitter , ilc , email , search

American Woman Sues for 'Inhuman & Degrading' Border Search: Cervantes v. USA
Posted on 13 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jamie Ross, Courthouse News, June 10, 2016 - "Border Patrol agents subjected a teenage U.S. citizen to seven hours of abusive and degrading searches and strip searches for no reason as she tried to walk home from breakfast in Nogales — then... Read More

District Court: CBP's Broad Search, Seizure Powers at Border OK
Posted on 2 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The government’s right to search travelers’ electronic devices at the border was upheld in a ruling released by a federal judge on Tuesday, which dismissed a lawsuit challenging this policy." - Susan Stellin, NYT, Dec. 31, 2013... Read More

Tags: abidor , cbp , korman , border , search

American Citizen Sues Feds, Hospital for Invasive Body Cavity Searches at Border
Posted on 19 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The facts are appalling : A slight, 54-year-old American woman was strip-searched, then subjected to repeated X-rays, rectal and vaginal probes by CBP and the University Medical Center in El Paso for six hours. Finding nothing, CBP released her without... Read More