Immigration Law

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Fact Sheet on Family Separation for Asylum seekers - CLINIC
Posted on 10 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, Aug. 9, 2018 - "In April 2018, the Trump Administration began a “Zero Tolerance” policy that led to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) separating asylum-seeking parents from their children. This policy affected both families... Read More

Expert: Court Sanctions Against Feds Over Family Separations Would Be Difficult To Enforce
Posted on 12 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alan Gomez, USA Today, July 11, 2018 - "A federal judge may decide this week to impose some kind of punishment against the Trump administration if he determines that it failed to meet his deadlines to reunite immigrant children separated from their... Read More

Family Separation Update - 4 Things You Need to Know (July 10, 2018)
Posted on 11 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 10, 2018 - "On June 26, a federal judge issued a national injunction in the ACLU’s class action lawsuit against the Trump administration’s policy of separating children and parents at the border. He ordered the government to... Read More

Expert: Family Separation at Border Unlikely to Deter Central American Asylum Seekers
Posted on 20 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tana Ganeva, Raw Story, June 19, 2018 - "Immigration experts point out that in addition to being inhumane, the policy is not likely to be effective because unlike Homan’s contention that the parents are choosing poorly, many don’t have... Read More

What separation from parents does to children: ‘The effect is catastrophic’
Posted on 19 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

William Wan, Washington Post, June 18, 2018 - "This is what happens inside children when they are forcibly separated from their parents. Their heart rate goes up. Their body releases a flood of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. Those... Read More

Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border (Updated June 17, 2018)
Posted on 16 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dahlia Lithwick, Margo Schlanger, Slate, June 17, 2018 - "If you’re horrified by news of families being separated at the borders, here’s a bit of news you can use. First, the policy: It helps to be incredibly clear on what the law is... Read More

Court Orders Immediate Reunification of Mother, Son: Souza v. Sessions (June 28, 2018)
Posted on 29 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Preliminary Injunction Order, June 28, 2018 - "Plaintiffs’ motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction is granted. ... Continued separation of D.F., a nine year-old child, and Souza irreparably harms them both. ... this... Read More

We Are Better Than This
Posted on 18 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Claire Thomas-Duckwitz, M.A., Ph.D., L.P., June 18, 2018 - "I visited Dilley, Texas in 2015 as part of a research team investigating practices at detention centers that housed migrants from Central America. Our study was commissioned by the Unitarian... Read More

Expert: Court Sanctions Against Feds Over Family Separations Would Be Difficult To Enforce
Posted on 12 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alan Gomez, USA Today, July 11, 2018 - "A federal judge may decide this week to impose some kind of punishment against the Trump administration if he determines that it failed to meet his deadlines to reunite immigrant children separated from their... Read More

Family Separation Update - 4 Things You Need to Know (July 10, 2018)
Posted on 11 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 10, 2018 - "On June 26, a federal judge issued a national injunction in the ACLU’s class action lawsuit against the Trump administration’s policy of separating children and parents at the border. He ordered the government to... Read More

May 30th Event - In the Shadow of the Wall: Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement & Security
Posted on 27 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Please join the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the University of Arizona's Center for Latin American Studies for a public forum with the authors of a new report drawing on data from Wave II of the Migrant Border Crossing Study... Read More